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Social Worker, Counselling Therapist (New Glasgow)


This is a Contract position in Halifax, NS posted September 16, 2022.

Build a meaningful career

At LifeWorks, we offer more than career opportunities, we provide career opportunities to make meaningful contributions to people’s lives.  The extraordinary expertise of a more than 7,000-strong workforce is harnessed to support the employees and families of the organizations we serve. Our innovative programs have a lasting impact on the health, financial security and productivity of 24,000 workplaces.


Social Worker, Counselling Therapist

New Glasgow, NS

Permanent Full-time (part-time also available)

The opportunity

​Reporting to the Clinical Manager, you will provide short-term mental health services to our clients, in a LifeWorks office in New Glasgow. Service will be provided in person, via telephone or video.

Why join Lifeworks (for full-timers):

  • Benefits plan that fits your individual and/or family needs, as of first day of employment;
  • Four weeks of vacation and two well-being days to support work-life balance;
  • Paid professional development days and clinical supervision to support your growth;
  • Pension plan to help you reach your retirement goals;
  • One volunteering day/year to support a cause that's important to you;
  • Work environment that supports diversity and inclusion.

What you will do

  • Provide short-term mental health services;
  • Provide support to a diverse set of clients for various presenting issues, including but not limited to mental health distress and/or substance use concerns;
  • Provide referrals and information about other available services;
  • Manage associated administrative requirements of the role.

Who we are looking for

  • Master’s Degree in Counselling, Social Work, Indigenous Social Work or Psychology is mandatory;
  • Membership with Nova Scotia College of Social Workers or Counselling Therapists is mandatory;  
  • Minimum of two years of post-masters clinical experience;
  • Strong assessment skills and ability to work within a short-term model;
  • Ability to use a solution focused approach and to set short term objectives;
  • Ability to clinically manage high-risk cases;
  • Excellent time-management skills with the ability to handle a large volume of clients;
  • Must be flexible to work days and evening shifts (12 to 8pm). Weekend hours are also an option.

Where permitted by law, LifeWorks employees must be fully immunized to access a LifeWorks office or customer premises.

Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process or those needing job postings in an alternative format may e-mail a request to

Fulfilling work that matters

LifeWorks is in the business of helping organizations help their people and in the process, we strive to elevate ours. We're always looking for talented professionals and strategic leaders looking to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve. We appreciate the interest of every applicant; however, we contact only those selected for an interview.

At LifeWorks, we are committed to putting our people first.  Our priority is to optimize the health and productivity of our people.  In light of COVID-19, our company continues to monitor the global situation and following local guidance in each of our communities to ensure the health and wellbeing of our employees.  Safety is our highest priority, and while the goal is to ultimately return to the office, we are currently working remotely and are connecting with candidates through virtual interviews, recruitment events, and information sessions.  We are excited to connect with you virtually, and look forward to receiving your application.