Residential Substance Abuse Counselor I - Jacksonville

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
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.
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