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companyGateway Foundation Inc
locationCookstown, NJ, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Why Join our Midstate Correctional team?

  • First licensed substance use disorder treatment provider and CARF accredited program in the state of New Jersey
  • No other correctional institution like this in the state of New Jersey for incarcerated individuals to house individuals with substance use disorders
  • You have the ability to work very closely to all other departments in the facility such as medical, mental health, education, and more.
  • Employee recognition including awards such as Employee of the Month
  • Free meals while working on shift provided by the Department of Corrections!
  • Gateway also assists with covering the cost of obtaining and maintaining credentials for career advancement, including for CEUs!

Are you looking to find personal and professional fulfillment, and align your career with your values? 

At Gateway Foundation, our employees have an opportunity to make a difference every day by helping people with substance abuse issues gain control of their lives.

Gateway Foundation is a recognized non-profit leader in evidence-based treatment proven to get results. Our experts in Addiction Medicine—including highly educated clinical and medical professionals and expert psychiatrists and nurses—deliver care that never stops. Throughout Gateway’s proud history of helping others, dedicated and professional employees have been vital to accomplishing our life-saving mission.

If you are a collaborative professional who shares our commitment to helping people with substance abuse and mental health issues turn their lives around – GATEWAY IS THE PLACE FOR YOU!

Sign on Bonus of $1,500 Available for Substance Abuse Counselors! 

Certified Substance Abuse Counselors are responsible for:

  • Completes comprehensive assessment of clients’ substance abuse history and treatment requirements, and prepares individualized developmentally appropriate treatment plan. 
  • Provides individual and group counseling, and educational programs in accordance with treatment plan.
  • Documents treatment and discharge plans, and clients’ progress and responses to treatments; and maintains related records and charts. 
  • Performs case management and contributes to client care monitoring.
  • Caseload typically includes some complex cases requiring more intensive services.
  • Work schedule is Tuesday through Saturday. Tues- Fri 12:30pm - 9:00pm and Sat - 7:30am - 4:00pm
    • You will also be eligible to receive a shift differential of $3 per hour when working Tues-Friday, 12:30pm-9pm shift.

Job Requirements:

  • Current certification or qualification as an alcohol, drug, or substance abuse counselor in New Jersey. (CADC, LCADC, LPC)
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, mental health counseling, or substance abuse counseling preferred
  • Ability to perform assessment, treatment planning, and counseling, and provide intensive services for some complex cases, with minimal supervision and direction, at a level normally acquired through two years prior experience in the substance abuse field

Physical Requirements:

  1. Ability to walk and move about the facilities for up to two hours at a time, to monitor and interact with clients
  2. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  3. Ability to use a keyboard and video display terminal to receive, retrieve, and/or audit information and data
  4. Ability to record, proofread and check documents and files for accuracy
  5. Ability to respond to telephones, and to hear and detect alarms and unusual noises

Annual Salary (based on experience and credentials):

  • Certified/Licensed Counselor - $29-37/hour.
  • Uncertified Counselor - $19-26/hour.

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:

  • ***1,500 Sign-On Bonus Available***
  • 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
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Commuter Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short-Term and 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. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

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