Sep 10, 2020

Substance Abuse Counselor

  • Gateway Foundation
  • Vandalia, MO 63382, USA

Job Description

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! 

Substance Abuse Counselors are responsible for:

Completing comprehensive assessments of clients’ substance abuse history and treatment requirements, and developing individualized treatment plans Providing individual and group counseling and may facilitate didactic groups Documenting treatment and discharge plans, clients’ progress and responses to treatment; and maintaining related records and charts Performing case management and contributing to client care monitoring Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, counseling, social work or a related field a plus (High School diploma or equivalent required) 6 months of previous experience in substance abuse or mental health counseling in a corrections environment desired Designation as a Recognized Associate Substance Abuse Counselor (RASAC I/II) required or must obtain within 60 days of employment. Higher credential through the Missouri Credentialing Board (CADC, CRADC, CRAADC, CCJP) a plus. This is a full-time position working Monday- Friday, with 1 Saturday every 3 months Must be able to obtain Missouri Department of Corrections clearance

Physical Requirements:

Ability to walk and move about the facilities for up to two hours at a time, to monitor and interact with clients Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Ability to use a keyboard and video display terminal to receive, retrieve, and/or audit information and data Ability to record, proofread and check documents and files for accuracy Ability to respond to telephones, and to hear and detect alarms and unusual noises

SHFIT: 8:00 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. from Monday-Friday and one Saturday every 3 months

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

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