• Outpatient Counselor II

    Posted on January 25, 2018 by in
    Gateway Foundation
    January 25, 2018
    Job Type
    3828 W Taylor St.


    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.

    Outpatient (CADC, LPC or LSW) Substance Abuse Counselors are responsible for:

    • Completing comprehensive assessments of clients’ substance abuse history and treatment requirements and preparing individualized, developmentally appropriate treatment plans
    • Providing individual and group counseling and educational programs in accordance with treatment plans
    • Documenting treatment and discharge plans and clients’ progress and responses to treatment, as well as maintaining related records and charts
    • Performing case management and contributing to client care monitoring
    • Caseload typically includes some complex cases requiring more intensive services
    • Other duties as assigned


    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent education and life experience, with a minimum of 100 hours of documented clinical training in counseling theory and practice required
    • Current certification as a substance abuse counselor (CADC) or higher licensure (LPC, LSW) in state of hire required
    • Minimum 2 years of previous experience in substance abuse or mental health counseling required
    • Related work experience with program specific population (adolescent/adult) and outpatient treatment setting required
    • Ability to work part-time/on call

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

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