• Full Time
  • Dartmouth, NS
  • $56,000 - $77,000 CAD / Year

Website Alice House

Position: Counselling Program Supervisor 
Reports to: Executive Director

Position Overview 

The primary function of this position is to; 
– manage the Counselling Program and provide oversight of clinical and non-clinical practitioners mental health practitioners.
– provide assessment, counselling and recovery support for women who have experienced, domestic violence, abuse or trauma in the home by an intimate partner;

Alice House provides opportunities for women, fem-identifying individuals and their children to create a life free from intimate partner violence by offering safe second stage housing, counselling, and support services.

A society in which every person can live a life without fear or threat of physical, sexual, emotional, financial, social or spiritual.

Equality – Trust – Community – Self-Determination – Safety – Respect


Leadership and Program Oversight 
– Oversees the review of clinical issues and clinical program policies and procedures.
– Ensures services and client satisfaction meet and/or exceed provincial funding requirements.
– Provides coaching, mentorship and support for a small team of clinical and non-clinical counselling staff and works with individuals to establish and achieve performance metrics, professional development goals and strategic objectives.
– Provides coaching, supervision and support to staff team to ensure application of counselling techniques are appropriately considered in the program and case management decision making processes.
– Leads program evaluation, design and evolution; informs strategic planning initiatives.
– Oversees Domestic Violence Court Support and Criminal Injuries Counselling programs and ensures advancement and growth of projects, engagement and program development; ensures responsible use of Program funding.
– Works with HR counsel to source or develop annual counselling team training.
– Works collaboratively with Housing Program Supervisor to ensure that Counselling – – – Program initiatives are executed cooperatively and seamlessly.

Assessment and Counselling 
– Assesses the emotional, physical, and mental needs of women to determine their counselling and psychosocial needs; provides comprehensive trauma counselling services.
– Implements various goal-oriented, time-limited counselling and psychoeducational strategies, including such modalities as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, short-term solution focused therapy, and family counseling.
– Facilitates and maintains client safety plans and risk assessments.
– Works collaboratively with Housing Services staff to ensure a cohesive and collaborative internal approach to client care.
– Provides therapeutic crisis intervention services when required.
– Maintains appropriate case management and statistical records; oversees record compliance within Counselling Department.
– Other duties as assigned.


– A Master’s degree in the field of counselling, social work, therapy, mental health, psychology or related social service discipline. Consideration will be given to similar qualifications and experience.
– Minimum 3-years’ work experience providing adult or family counselling.
– Minimum 1-year work experience providing clinical supervision.
– Current registration, in good standing, with professional governing body required.
– Demonstrated advanced group work skills working with children, families, and communities.
– Must be cognizant of the issues, concerns, and struggles that are faced by women and their children experiencing family violence.
– Must be experienced and confident in de-escalation techniques, crisis intervention and working cooperatively with clients with complex trauma.
– Must have a developed understanding of Trauma Informed and Person-Centered – —-  Practice and actively integrate this practice into interactions with clients and fellow staff members.
– Have extensive knowledge of community agencies and services available to women in Halifax Region.
– Must be resilient and have a balanced holistic approach and outlook towards work and life.
– Extremely reliable and accountable to clients and obtainment of program targets.
– Adhere to professional boundaries and possess a strong work ethic.

Alice House Compensation Package 
Pay Range: $56,000-$77,000
RRSP matching program
Monthly Wellness Fridays
Comprehensive extended health care benefits (employer paid premiums)
3 weeks’ vacation + 1 week Christmas holidays (or equivalent PTO)
Health Spending Account

Application Collection
Application Review
Pre-screening Survey
Phone Interview
In-Person Interview
Conditional Letter of Offer, Reference Checks and Background Check

How to apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to employment@alicehouse.ca

We are looking for talented individuals to join our team and welcome applications from all diverse groups. We encourage applicants to self-identify on their resume. Alice House is dedicated to inclusiveness, equity, and accessibility. 
This position will remain active until a suitable candidate is found. 
Preferred Start Date: March 2024 

To apply for this job email your details to employment@alicehouse.ca.