Mental Health Therapist (Part-Time) - Bloomington, IL

Post Date:  May 22, 2024

Bloomington, IL, US, 61701

Position Type:  Part Time
Requisition Number:  31978
Work Schedule:  Part-Time; Flexible Hours

Are you looking to find personal and professional fulfillment, and align your career with your values? 


At Gateway Foundation, our employees have an opportunity to make a difference every day by helping people with substance abuse issues gain control of their lives.


Gateway Foundation is a recognized non-profit leader in evidence-based treatment proven to get results. Our experts in Addiction Medicine—including highly educated clinical and medical professionals and expert psychiatrists and nurses—deliver care that never stops. Throughout Gateway’s proud history of helping others, dedicated and professional employees have been vital to accomplishing our life-saving mission. 


If you are a collaborative professional who shares our commitment to helping people with substance abuse and mental health issues turn their lives around – GATEWAY IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! 

(LCPC or LCSW) Outpatient Mental Health Therapist responsibilities:

  • Maintains caseload which includes completing comprehensive assessments, preparing individualized developmentally appropriate treatment plans, and providing individual and group counseling educational services in support of treatment plans.
  • Maintains regular contact with insurance providers to report client treatment progress; obtain and complete required certifications for continued care.
  • Develops and implements complex and individualized treatment and discharge plans based on needs for clients with dual diagnoses, social or mental health issues; and conducts intensive or comprehensive interventions as necessary, such as family or domestic violence counseling.
  • Reports caseload activities and progress to supervisor as required. Maintains records and charts in accordance with organizational, regulatory, accreditation, and contractual standards. Depending on center or site assigned, part-time positions may not maintain a caseload.
  • Serves as a professional resource, and provides clinical supervision to other counselors as needed. Audits client records prepared by others to ensure compliance with required documentation and service delivery. Provides assessments of special needs clients, and advice and guidance necessary to resolve complex case problems. Demonstrates and/or instructs on appropriate procedures, modalities and techniques.
  • Collaborates with supervisor or others in psychiatric, social work, or medical professionals on specific caserelated issues to maintain continuity of care, and to aid in achieving therapeutic and restorative goals for clients.
  • Creates positive working relationships with local social service agencies and community organizations. Researches and evaluates services provided by each to utilize them as sources in client referrals. Serves on a variety of department or site committees necessary to plan and evaluate treatment programs and client services. Contributes to continuous improvement of treatment protocols, procedures and results.


Job Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, social work or a related field required
  • Current professional clinical license (LCPC or LCSW) in state of hire required
  • Minimum 4 years of clinical experience in the treatment of mental health disorders
  • Related work experience with program specific population (adolescent/adult) and outpatient treatment setting required
  • Current certification in one or more therapies related to the treatment of mental health and substance abuse, such as: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Trauma Informed Care, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, etc.


Physical Requirements:

  • Largely sedentary role, occasionally moves about inside the office to access equipment.
  • Regularly travels to facilities to observe programming and oversee process improvements.
  • Exerts up to 10 pounds of force occasionally.
  • Frequently communicates and exchanges information regarding assigned programs.

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:

  • Gateway is a qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • 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
  • Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Saving Account
  • Commuter Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short Term Disability (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training & Development Programs


Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

Nearest Major Market: Bloomington IL
Nearest Secondary Market: Normal