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Substance Use Counselor II (CADC, LPC or LSW) - Springfield, IL

Job Description
Main Areas of Responsibility: 

Residential (CADC, LPC or LSW) Substance Abuse Counselors are responsible for:

  • Completing comprehensive assessments of clients’ substance abuse history and treatment requirements and preparing individualized, developmentally appropriate treatment plans
  • Providing individual and group counseling and educational programs in accordance with treatment plans
  • Documenting treatment and discharge plans and clients’ progress and responses to treatment, as well as maintaining related records and charts
  • Performing case management and contributing to client care monitoring
  • Caseload typically includes some complex cases requiring more intensive services
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Other Information/Requirements: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent education and life experience, with a minimum of 100 hours of documented clinical training in counseling theory and practice required
  • Current certification as a substance abuse counselor (CADC) or higher licensure (LPC, LSW) in state of hire required
  • Minimum 2 years of previous experience in substance abuse or mental health counseling required
  • Related work experience with program specific population (adolescent/adult) and residential treatment setting required
  • Ability to walk and move about the facilities for up to two hours at a time, to monitor and interact with clients
  • 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.
  • Ability to use a keyboard and video display terminal to receive, retrieve, and/or audit information and data
  • Ability to record, proofread and check documents and files for accuracy
  • Ability to respond to telephones, and to hear and detect alarms and unusual noises
  • Must be at least 21 years of age to operate a Gateway vehicle

    As a Healthcare organization, Gateway is in compliance with the State of Illinois COVID-19 executive order requiring that employees be vaccinated against COVID-19.  An exemption process is available to individuals that cannot get vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons.

  • Contact Information
    Organization Name: 
    Gateway Foundation
    City: 
    Chicago
    State List: 
    Illinois
    Zip/Postal Code: 
    60604