Location: New Castle, DE, US, 19720
Position Type: Full Time
Work Schedule: Mon&Thurs 8am-4pm, Tues&Wed 8am-6pm, &Fri 8am-1130pm
About Gateway Foundation: 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.
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
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)
Training & Development Programs
Assessment Counselors are responsible for:
Regularly travels to various program sites and centers to complete comprehensive assessments according to program guidelines, and formulates diagnostic impression, by conducting client interviews, reviewing substance abuse and mental health treatment history and conferring with staff and referral sources.
Determines client’s appropriateness for treatment, level of care, strengths and problems, potential dual diagnosis, and requirements for other ancillary services.
Prepares initial client treatment plan in accordance with assessment and screening, including assigning client to appropriate group and counselor; and identifying need for referral resources or services, such as higher level of care, parenting classes, job search support, education, and medical care.
Explains treatment plan and objectives, orients client to treatment program, and explains policies and rules. Provides client with relevant information, such as meeting schedules and locations.
Provides basic didactic group counseling.
Provides educational groups and lectures to address relapse prevention, problem solving, behavior modification, anger management, etc., and to assist in overcoming substance use disorder, adjusting to pro-social life, and making cognitive and behavioral changes.
Develops and maintains regular contact with probation officer as well as various community agencies and/or family members/significant others as needed in order to complete necessary treatment follow- up and case management.
Performs limited case management to facilitate program admission and retention, including encouraging and motivating clients’ participation and commitment to treatment, directing clients to additional services, contacting various agencies to resolve admission problems, following up on appointments by clients, providing crisis intervention, etc.
Collects and maintains treatment records and reports to ensure organizational, regulatory, accreditation, and contractual compliance.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Working knowledge of ASAM Criteria
Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, social work, mental health counseling, or substance abuse counseling; or equivalent education and life experience
Two (2) year experience in substance abuse treatment
Basic knowledge of the principles of human growth and psychosocial development
Strong knowledge of substance abuse assessments and diagnoses, treatment planning, and admission procedures
Basic knowledge of group and individual dynamics, conflict resolution and intervention techniques based on client maturation level
Ability to provide substance abuse treatment appropriate to the developmental stage Basic understanding of mental health disorders requiring referrals
Strong communication skills to exchange information and interact with various internal and external audiences regarding client care
Active listening skills and social perceptiveness
Ability to assess and interpret client data, and identify individual client needs to provide substance abuse treatment appropriate to the developmental stage and client population