Director of Counseling Program

Position: Director of Counseling Program (Revised 7/6/17)

Hours: Full-time, occasional evening hours

Supervisor: Executive Director

Job Summary: Provide direct services (assessment, crisis intervention, education, support groups, information and referrals, and supportive counseling as needed) to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and human trafficking in person and on 24-hour Hotline. Management and supervision of counseling staff. Provide training and support to agency staff.


Direct Service

  • Provide direct services including assessment, supportive counseling, crisis intervention, education, information and referrals to survivors of domestic, dating, and sexual violence, stalking, and/or trafficking, in a nonjudgmental manner using a trauma-informed and empowerment framework. Assist survivors with risk assessment and safety planning.
  • Assess at risk clients to determine needs regarding mental health and substance abuse.
  • Co-facilitate support groups.
  • Advocate on survivors’ behalf as needed to link with appropriate community organizations and resources


  • Compile and submit monthly statistics and staff reports in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for operations and management of counseling program.
  • Participate in service evaluation process.
  • Maintain knowledge of existing resources/explore and share new resources.
  • Participate in ongoing professional training.


  • Recognize need for and seek supervision; use and accept feedback and integrate input into practice. Participate in regular supervision with Executive Director.
  • Facilitate case conference.
  • Provide supervision to counseling staff.
  • Provide support to other agency staff as needed.

Training and Program Development

  • Assist with community education and staff training as needed.
  • Identify trends in client issues and needs. Recommend program additions/changes.
  • Network in the community to strengthen and establish collaborative relationships with other service providers.
  • Represent DASI to the community and articulate the agency and policies and procedures.


  • Master’s Degree, LCSW or equivalent required. Program management and supervisory experience required. Experience in domestic/sexual violence fields preferred.
  • Feminist analysis of domestic and sexual violence and of the economic, social and emotional barriers encountered by survivors.
  • Good interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Commitment to cultural competency required.
  • Completion of 80 hour domestic violence and sexual assault intervention course within three months.
  • Computer literacy required.
  • Valid NJ Driver’s License, proof of current auto insurance, and reliable vehicle available during work hours. Driving agency van required at times.


Visit our website at  for more information about DASI. DASI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


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