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Direct Care Counselors

Dover Children's Home

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. In March of 1892, thirteen members of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, concerned for the welfare of Dover’s neglected, abused, and unwanted children, collectively pledged to be responsible for the rent and other expenses of a home for needy children. The women rented half of a duplex on Atkinson Street and accepted 13 children for admission. One year later, on May 10, 1893, Dover Children’s Home was incorporated. The Home, which had grown to 28 children, moved to a larger house at 11 Spring Street in 1894. In 1897, the Dover Children’s Home Society decided to purchase land and build a new house at 207 Locust Street. On October 9, 1897, the Society laid the cornerstone of the building. The Home was completed and furnished in 1898 and 38 children immediately moved into the new building. A generous bequest in 1916 added land to the original property. Additions to the Home in the early 1920s and in 1962 greatly increased the Home’s size. Several renovations have helped maintain the structure. Dover Children’s Home was organized to ease the plight of children and families who suffered due to the recessions of the 1890s and has continued to serve the needs of under-privileged children for more than 122 years. During the depression of the 1920s, more than 60 children resided in the Home. In 1939, the state of New Hampshire requested that the Home limit it number of children to 50. This number was subsequently cut to 45 after World War II. Over the years, the Home transformed further to providing intermediate-level residential care, case management, and therapeutic services to up to 19 vulnerable youth ages 10 – 20.

Dover Children’s Home is hiring for various direct care positions. These positions include adolescent counselors, case managers, supervisors, awake overnight counselors, and per diem staff. The positions all require that staff are working with the residents and overseeing their treatment and daily living routines. Job tasks will entail general supervision and safety, shift planning, medication administration, and supporting the needs of the individual youth in areas of behavior management, education, physical health, mental health, and community. The positions span across second shift, weekends, overnights and holidays. Staff should have a general understanding of trauma informed care and a commitment to relationship building with the youth for the benefit of their treatment across all positions. Pay is competitive and generous benefits of time off for staff. Meals are provided at The Home, among other competitive benefits with health/dental insurance and tuition reimbursement. If you are interested, please contact Melissa LaRocque with resume at:

  • Must Be 21 years or older and have valid drivers license. 
  • Must be able to have fingerprinting done with state of NH
  • Must have minimum associates degree for part time positions or bachelors degree for full time positions

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Emai Melissa LaRocque-


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Date Added: November 3, 2021

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