SUBSTANCE USE COUNSELOR - SPRINGFIELD, IL SUBSTANC
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Springfield, IL 62703
SUBSTANCE USE COUNSELOR – SPRINGFIELD, IL
Post Date: Jul 8, 2020
Springfield, IL, US, 62703
Position Type: Full Time
Requisition Number: 2647
Work Schedule: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 7a-5p
Are you looking to find personal and professional fulfillment, and align your career with your values?
At Gateway Foundation, our employees have an opportunity to make a difference every day by helping people with substance abuse issues gain control of their lives.
Gateway Foundation is a recognized non-profit leader in evidence-based treatment proven to get results. Our experts in Addiction Medicine-including highly educated clinical and medical professionals and expert psychiatrists and nurses-deliver care that never stops. Throughout Gateway’s proud history of helping others, dedicated and professional employees have been vital to accomplishing our life-saving mission.
If you are a collaborative professional who shares our commitment to helping people with substance abuse and mental health issues turn their lives around – GATEWAY IS THE PLACE FOR YOU!
Residential Substance Abuse Counselors are responsible for:
- Preparing and facilitating group counseling sessions, educational programs, and lectures to assist clients in meeting therapeutic goals
- Conducting individual counseling to provide crises intervention, support & guidance, and address client behaviors and personal problems
- Documenting clients’ progress and responses to treatment
- Maintaining client records; ensuring records are complete, accurate, and up to date
- Monitoring clients in medication self-administration
- Ensuring client safety and well-being
- Monitoring client behavior during social, recreational, or daily activities
- Enforcing house rules
- Scheduling, coordinating and transporting clients to appointments and maintaining the vehicle
- Collecting urine samples and administering breathalyzer
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, social work, or a related field preferred (High school diploma or equivalency required)
- Minimum 6 months of previous experience in substance abuse or mental health counseling required
- Current IL certification as a substance abuse counselor (CADC) or higher licensure (LPC, LSW) required for Level 2 and 3 Counseling jobs
- Related work experience with a program specific population (adolescent/adult) in a residential treatment setting required
- Ability to walk and move about the facilities for up to two hours at a time, to monitor and interact with clients.
- Ability to speak with others in order to exchange information and provide counseling.
- Ability to record, proofread and check documents and files for accuracy on a regular basis.
- Ability to use a keyboard and video display terminal to receive, retrieve, and/or audit information and data on a regular basis.
- Ability to respond to telephones, and to hear and detect alarms and unusual noises.
- Ability to drive an automobile or van; remain alert to traffic conditions, and to identify and comply with traffic signals and signs
Competitive Compensation and Benefits:
Gateway Foundation values its employees and provides an inclusive and diverse work environment where dedicated employees can make a difference. We are committed to engaging and rewarding our employees in meaningful ways. For eligible employees, we provide a Total Rewards Package that includes:
- Health Insurance – Including a wellness premium incentive opportunity
- Dental & Vision Insurance
- Paid Time Off – Including 18 days of PTO and 9 paid holidays in the first year
- Catastrophic Absence Time (CAT) – Accrue up to seven days annually, to be used during an extended personal illness
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Commuter Accounts
- 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match
- Life and AD&D Insurance
- Long-Term Disability (LTD)
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Gateway is a qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Training & Development Programs
Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
Nearest Major Market: Springfield
Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets