Counselor Assistant

Job Details

Founded in 1972, Gateway Rehab has become a leader in drug & alcohol treatment in Western Pennsylvania. Our mission is to help all affected by addictive diseases to be healthy in mind, body and spirit. We strive to provide effective long-term treatment for addictive disease by offering a continuum of clinical practices, recovery support, education and research.

We are currently looking for a Part Time Counselor in our Westmoreland program located in Westmoreland, PA.  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)

Essential Job Functions:

  • Completes assessments and all related paperwork.
  • Completes initial assessments for patients.
  • Assists the therapists in the documentation including, record of service, PCPC, ASAM, LOCUS/Interqual, treatment plans, assignment review and discharge forms.
  • Conducts individual sessions.
  • Facilitates transfer of patients to next level of care in coordination with Therapist, UR, Admissions and Accounting.
  • Coordinates treatment in collaboration with the Therapist with referrals, family members, and other Gateway departments.
  • Conducts psychoeducational groups and lectures.
  • Assists therapist with aftercare planning.
  • Intervenes appropriately in crisis situations.
  • Conducts searches of patient’s belongings, physical site, and visual searches as needed.
  • Obtains urine screens as necessary from patients.
  • Conducts suicide assessments when necessary and intervenes appropriately.
  • Meets with family members of patients during family sessions.
  • Transports patients as needed.
  • Supervises patient recreational activities and AA/NA meetings.
  • Orients patient to the treatment program.
  • Manages the patient milieu.
  • Answers phones and transfers caller to appropriate staff person and responds to requests for information.
  • Processes patient admissions as needed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Degree must be in field that meets PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs staffing regulations.
  • Appropriate certification from the Pennsylvania Certification Board required in addition to bachelor’s degree if degree held does not meet Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs staffing regulations.


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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