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Post Date:  Apr 6, 2021

Carbondale, IL, US, 62901

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  9388
Work Schedule:  Varies - typically 8am-4pm

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 recieved!


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! 


Drivers are responsible for:

  • Drives vehicles to safely transport clients to appointments, special events and recreational activities, and to pick-up or deliver equipment or supplies; conducts other miscellaneous business errands as needed.
  • Schedules and coordinates transportation needs for assigned facilities or programs by planning and prioritizing trips in cooperation with treatment team members. 
  • Monitors client behavior during transport, maintains order in vehicle and ensures the safety of passengers; reports client incidents or inappropriate behaviors to treatment team members.
  • Maintains documentation of trip mileage, destinations and passenger rosters; fuels and cleans vehicle; performs minor maintenance tasks and schedules periodic vehicle maintenance.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to operate a multi-passenger motor vehicle safely and efficiently, provide transportation services and perform vehicle maintenance at a level normally acquired through two to three years of related experience.
  • Current valid driver’s license in state of hire required.  Must be at least 21 years of age, and possess and maintain a safe driving record for the past 2 years.  May be required to maintain a Class C driver’s license to operate multi-passenger vans. 
  • Analytical skills necessary to understand and comply with traffic laws, drive defensively and observe clients and report relevant behaviors and interactions to treatment team.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to drive an automobile and van, remain alert to traffic conditions, and to identify and comply with traffic signals and signs. 
  • Ability to speak with others in order to exchange information and provide counseling support.
  • Ability to record and proofread information on forms and charts.
  • Ability to respond to telephones and pages and hear speech.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Carbondale