Post Date:  May 22, 2024

Bowling Green, MO, US, 63334

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  29761
Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday

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. Read more about the incredible recognition that we received!


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! 

Peer Recovery Specialists are responsible for:

  • Providing support to the criminal justice involved client both while in-custody and post release
  • Serving as a role model by exhibiting long-term stable personal recovery and use of appropriate    coping skills
  • Conducting group sessions and assisting clients with goals for recovery
  • Consulting with other treatment team members
  • Providing resources to assist with recovery and transition
  • Traveling throughout State to provide peer support services to clients in SUD treatment
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements:

  • Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Former participant in a substance abuse treatment program and demonstrated long-term stable recovery
  • Therapeutic Community experience desired
  • Certified Missouri Recovery Support Specialist-Peer (MRSS-P) as required by the Missouri Credentialing Board (MCB)
  • Current driver’s license and good driving record
  • Must be able to obtain Missouri Department of Corrections clearance


Physical Requirements:  

  • Ability to walk or move about facilities for up to two hours at a time, to monitor and interact with clients.
  • Ability to speak with others in order to exchange information and provide support.
  • Ability to proofread and check documents and files for accuracy on a regular basis.
  • Ability to respond to telephones and pages, and to hear and detect alarms and unusual noises.


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:

  • 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
  • Catastrophic Absence Time (CAT) - Accrue up to seven days annually, to be used during an extended personal illness
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Commuter Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Gateway is a qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • 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

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