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SUBSTANCE USE COUNSELOR - SPRINGFIELD, IL SUBSTANC

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Job Details
Job Order Number
7397774
Company Name
Gateway Foundation, Inc.
Physical Address
2200 LAKE VICTORIA DRIVE, Suite 1500
Springfield, IL 62703
Job Description

SUBSTANCE USE COUNSELORSPRINGFIELD, IL

Post Date: Jul 8, 2020

Location:

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

Job Requirements:

  • 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

Physical Requirements:

  • 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


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