Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant

Job Details

In 1946, Jack Deibel opened one of the nation’s first facilities for the treatment of alcoholism. In 1947, Mr. Deibel turned this pioneering program over to the nonprofit Youngstown Committee on Alcoholism, and its founder and first Executive Director, Neil Kennedy. Operating for years as the Alcoholic Clinic of Youngstown, the center later expanded its focus to include treatment of both alcohol and other drug dependencies, and added new programs and services. In 1999, the Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers became a part of Gateway Rehab.

We are currently looking for a Full Time Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant  in our Neil Kennedy Recovery Center  program located in Austintown, OH. This position would work a combination of day and evening shifts, including potential weekends and holidays.  Please note, the schedule is subject to change dependent on program needs.

Benefits for Qualified Positions Include:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer matching and more!

Essential Functions: 

  • Provides case management services to patients.
  • Facilitates/co-facilitates therapy groups as assigned.
  • Coordinates services with community providers.
  • Completes appropriate case management documentation for patient record.
  • Prepares patient progress reports.
  • Provides appropriate referrals to community resources.
  • Provides coverage for other Counselor Assistants as needed.
  • Provides educational sessions to patients as assigned.
  • Participates as a member of the treatment team.
  • Performs drug screens as needed.
  • Intervenes in crises as needed.
  • Transports patients as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or criminal justice preferred.
  • CDCA certification (minimum) required.
  • Two years Chemical Dependency or case management work experience required
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills required.
  • Competent computer literacy required.


This is a brief summary of duties not intended to be inclusive and subject to change.

Compliance with all applicable licensing/accreditation bodies required.

Gateway Rehab proudly offers competitive wages and benefit packages, along with career advancement opportunities. Join us today!


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