Substance Abuse Counselor

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.

Gateway Rehab, located in Aliquippa, PA (Center Twp.) has a full time opening for a Substance Abuse Counselor in our adult inpatient program. This position requires the ability to complete and obtain certification/licensure in an appropriate timeframe as per regulatory bodies. The schedule is a combination of daylight and mid hours, including work on some weekends and holidays. Please note, the schedule is subject to change dependent on program needs.

$2000.00 Sign on Bonus Available

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:

  • Facilitates group and individual therapy.
  • Provides psychoeducation to patients and lectures to patient community.
  • Conducts family therapy sessions.
  • Contacts parties involved in patients’ treatment to gather collateral information and
  • documents in patient chart.
  • Develops clinical needs lists, treatment plans, and treatment plan updates.
  • Facilitates transfer of patients to next level of care in coordination with other Therapists, UR, Admissions, and Accounting.
  • Completes biopsychosocials, assessments, evaluative summaries, and mental status exams.
  • Documents individual and group sessions and all other case management activity in patient chart.
  • Initiates case consults as appropriate and documents in patient chart.
  • Plans for continuing care of patient and makes appropriate referrals.
  • Facilitates continued stay process through contact with funding sources in conjunction with the Utilization Review Department.
  • Develops behavioral contracts appropriate for population treated.
  • Conducts suicide assessments when necessary and intervenes appropriately.
  • Intervenes appropriately in crisis situations.
  • Assesses and appropriately reports patient abuse and neglect.
  • Conducts pre-admission evaluations as appropriate.
  • Conducts searches and urine screens as necessary

Qualifying Education, Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree required; Masters degree preferred: degree must be in field that meet Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs staffing regulations.
  • Ability to complete and obtain certification/licensure in an appropriate timeframe as per regulatory bodies required.
  • Appropriate certification from the Pennsylvania Certification Board required in addition to degree if degree held does not meet Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs staffing regulations.
  • Experience in a mental health or drug and alcohol professional setting.
  • Knowledge of age specific growth and development.

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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