Recovery Coach (Men's Unit) - Carbondale, IL

Post Date:  May 28, 2024

Carbondale, IL, US, 62901

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  31894
Work Schedule:  Varies

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! 

Recovery Coach responsibilities:

  • Facilitates motivational conversations and group sessions with clients to help them achieve treatment goals and understand actions needed for successful recovery.
  • Assists clients transitioning from incarceration or hospital to community by serving as an example of sober living and identifying resources, services and support groups to be used in facilitating the transition.
  • Serves as a member of the treatment team by monitoring client behavior and reporting client observations, incidents or unusual occurrences; contributes to decisions regarding treatment plans, conflict intervention or privileges.
  • Assists team in maintaining consistent setting for treatment, and planning and coordinating client interaction events.
  • Drives Gateway vehicle to transport clients in Gateway treatment programs or those interested in treatment to treatment appointments.
  • Performs other duties as they might be assigned, including conducting engagement sessions with clients prior to their release from incarceration or discharge from the hospital in the event of an absence of intervention staff.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • 1 (one) year experience in mental health field or life experience
  • Valid local driver’s license, good driving record and must be at least 21 years of age to transport clients to appointments
  • Basic knowledge of physical, cognitive and psychosocial functioning level of the client population
  • Basic knowledge of substance use disorder treatment services and / or familiarity with treatment programs
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Basic communication skills to assist with the development of care plans, explain goals to clients and assist clients in understanding the plans’ components
  • Ability to appropriately interact, and communicate with clients based on their individual maturation level.
  • Ability to read, write, and understand and follow written instructions in order to document interactions, incidents and occurrences and complete file work

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
  • Ability to drive an automobile or van and remain alert to traffic conditions, and to identify and comply with traffic signals and signs

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: Carbondale