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

Gateway Foundation
Published
March 25, 2024
Location
8401 Range Road, Fort Dix
Job Type
Career level
1-3 years
salary range in US $
$19-26/hr.

Description

Substance Abuse Counselor (Substance Abuse Treatment)

*$1,500 sign-on Bonus included with 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 on top of base hourly rate

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: Under direct supervision, provides support, intervention, advice, and conflict resolution during substance use disorder treatment to encourage clients through difficult phases of recovery by basic didactic group and individual counseling. Under direct supervision, carries a case load of several clients. Maintains clinical documentation. Performs office administrative duties.

3 Levels of care provided at this facility:

  • Long-term, Intensive Outpatient Program, and Outpatient

Substance Abuse Counselors are responsible for:

  • Completing comprehensive assessment of clients’ substance use disorder history and prepares individualized developmentally appropriate treatment plan.
  • Providing 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
  • Performing case management and contributes to client care monitoring
  • Duties vary by location or site assigned

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma/GED required; Associates Degree desired including or supplemented by (30) semester hour credits in social work, sociology, health, nursing, psychology, rehabilitation, or counseling, or any combination
  • Must have at least six (6) months previous clinical experience in the substance abuse treatment field
  • Must obtain NJDOC clearance
  • Experience in a corrections environment a plus

If you have also previously worked as a Substance Use Counselor, SUD Counselor, Addiction Counselor, Mental Health Counselor,  Recovery Coach, Peer Support Specialist, or similar roles, you are encouraged to apply!

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
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off - Including 18 days of PTO and 9 paid holidays in the first year
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Commuter Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • 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:
High school diploma/GED required; Associates Degree desired including or supplemented by (30) semester hour credits in social work, sociology, health, nursing, psychology, rehabilitation, or counseling, or any combination
Must have at least six (6) months previous clinical experience in the substance abuse treatment field
Must obtain NJDOC clearance
Experience in a corrections environment a plus

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