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Awake Overnight Adolescent Counselor

Dover Children's Home

Dover Children’s Home, founded in 1893, is a non-profit intermediate-level treatment program, offering a wide array of services to children in need from all parts of NH.  The agency is designed to provide community-based residential care for boys and girls who have been abused or neglected; are under a CHINS (Child in Need of Services) petition; or who have committed delinquent acts.  DCH is licensed to provide treatment for up to 19 children, ages 12 - 18.  The age is extended to age 20 in our independent living program (the PILOT House). In May 2015, the agency was additionally licensed to provide residential treatment through our Pregnant and Young Parent Support Program to adolescents who are currently pregnant and/or parenting, as well as their young children.

Dover Children’s Home is dedicated to enriching the lives of adolescents and strengthening their family relationships through the highest quality residential treatment services and educational programs. Our commitment to evolving and designing new treatment programs must set the standard for excellence in the field and enable those children facing life’s most difficult challenges with the means to grow and live healthy, productive, and independent lives.



Position Description:

This is a direct-care position.  Awake Overnight Counselor is responsible for providing logistical and clinical support to residents during the late night, overnight and early morning hours.  AON is responsible for ensuring the safety of all residents during the assigned shift.  This position reports directly to the Awake Overnight Supervisor.



  • Work assigned shift and scheduled hours.
  • Know and adhere to agency policies and procedures.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with staff and residents.
  • Maintain positive and professional working relationships with the general public, placement agencies, families and community members.
  • Demonstrate an enthusiastic commitment to the job and agency.
  • Accept and integrate supervision and feedback.
  • Maintain up-to-date compliance trainings and provide all necessary personnel file documentation to the Program Director in a timely manner.


Specific Duties:

  • Providing routine 15-minute bed-checks to residents throughout the overnight hours.
  • Complete lock-up tasks at the start of every shift to ensure the property is secure.
  • Complete daily, weekly and monthly filing in resident binders.
  • Ensure all daily chart documentation is transferred to the next day’s chart.
  • Transfer medication logs as necessary.
  • Complete medication counts twice per week.
  • Communicate effectively with all staff regarding resident’s behavior and treatment.
  • Facilitate a morning routine that incorporates medication disbursement, breakfast and timely school/day programming transport.
  • Transfer initial and new treatment plan goals and objectives onto daily charts.
  • Create new daily charts on a weekly basis for all residents.
  • Organize, clean and reallocate all donations coming in.
  • Complete light chores (i.e. switching laundry, staff office, etc.).
  • All other supportive administrative tasks as assigned by Program Director, Clinical Director or Executive Director.
  • All other tasks as assigned by Awake Overnight Supervisor.

Must be 21 years old and hold valid drivers license for 3 years

How to Apply:

Email Melissa LaRocque @

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Date Added: July 11, 2019

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