Residential Substance Abuse Counselor - Springfield

Gateway Foundation, Inc. Springfield, IL
As Illinois' largest provider of substance abuse treatment, joining the team at Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment offers valuable experience with a variety of treatment methods as well as an opportunity to collaborate with skilled experts about a diverse clientele. Gateway welcomes the challenge of constant improvement and is proud to uphold the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval. In addition to a competitive salary, Gateway offers employees health benefits, dental insurance, career advancement, training and development and on-site clinical supervision to individuals pursuing certifications and licensures.

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

Requirements• Bachelor'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

* Related work experience with a program specific population (adolescent/adult) in a residential treatment setting required

* Ability to work XYZ schedule

Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, females and individuals with a disability and protected veterans.

* Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets.

* Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

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