• Residential Substance Abuse Counselor

    Posted on February 21, 2018 by in
    Gateway Foundation
    February 21, 2018
    Job Type
    400 Mercy Lane


    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 (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 residential treatment setting required
    • Ability to work full-time Sunday-Thursday

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

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