Lake Villa, IL 
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Job Description
Requisition Number19-1227
Post Date10/17/2019
Code and Title3011 - COUNSELOR I - COMM
ProgramLake Villa - Adult
Job DescriptionGateway 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.
  • 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.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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