Posted on July 25, 2019 by in
    July 25, 2019
    Lake Villa
    Job Type
    Certification Type
    Company Name
    Gateway Foundation
    Your Name
    Laura Wiener
    Address 1
    25480 W. Cedarcrest Lane


    Gateway Foundation, Lake Villa has an immediate opening for Counselors at our newly created residential Substance Use Disorder treatment program specifically for members of the LGBTQ+ community.  This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a program that is one of the first of it's kind!

    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

    Individual must be able to demonstrate their experience and passion for working in a program which is inclusive and focused on meeting the unique needs of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as delivering evidence based Substance Use Disorder Treatment.

    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

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

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