Certified Substance Abuse Counselor **$1500 SIGN ON BONUS**

Gateway Foundation
Published
March 25, 2024
Location
8401 Range Rd, Fort Dix
Job Type
Career level
3-5 years
salary range in US $
$29-37/hr.
Certificate Needed:
CADC
Other Certifications
LPC, LCADC

Description

Certified/Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor (Substance Abuse Treatment)

*1,500 sign-on Bonus included for this position!*

Location: Mid-State Correctional Facility

8401 Range Road

Fort Dix, New Jersey

Position Type: Full Time (40 hours)

Work Schedule: Tuesday through Saturday. Tues- Fri 12:30pm - 9:00pm and Sat - 7:30am - 4:00pm

  • $3 Shift differential included for hours between 12:30-9pm in addition to hourly base pay

Why Join us?

  • 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!

Overview: 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. Duties vary by Center or site assigned.

3 Levels of care provided at this facility:

  • Long-term, Intensive Outpatient Program, and Outpatient

Certified Substance Abuse Counselors are responsible for:

  • Completing comprehensive assessment of clients’ substance abuse history and treatment requirements, and prepares individualized developmentally appropriate treatment plan
  • Providing individual and group counseling, and educational programs in accordance with treatment plan
  • Documenting treatment and discharge plans, and clients’ progress and responses to treatments; and maintains related records and charts
  • Performing case management and contributing to client care monitoring
  • Caseload typically includes some complex cases requiring more intensive services

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.

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
  • 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

Who we are: Gateway Foundation, Inc. is a national, non-profit organization committed to serving individuals with substance use and mental health disorders. Since 1968, Gateway's devotion to fostering in others the tools and knowledge they need to get their lives back on track has enabled hundreds of thousands of individuals to enjoy more fulfilling lives in recovery. It has also given peace of mind to millions of family members and concerned loved ones! The mission of Gateway Foundation is carried out through our Community Services Division, Corrections Division, and Corporate Headquarters. Gateway Foundation has built a strong reputation for evolving the integrated treatment of substance use and mental health disorders through the use of proven best practices and pioneering approaches. Our consistent attention to delivery quality services has earned accolades from industry peers and accreditation by The Joint Commission.

Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets.

Experience

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.

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