Behavioral Technician

Post Date:  May 21, 2024

Chicago, IL, US, 60647

Position Type:  Part Time
Requisition Number:  31968
Work Schedule:  Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, 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.


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! 


Substance Abuse Technicians/ Behavioral Technician are responsible for:

  • Monitoring, observing, and ensuring safety and well-being of clients in a substance abuse treatment program
  • Providing motivational and educational support and guidance to assist clients in meeting therapeutic goals
  • Scheduling and coordinating client transportation and assisting with planning client recreational events
  • Supporting treatment plans by reporting client observations and contributing to decisions concerning therapy, discipline and privileges
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalency required
  • Minimum of 6 months of training or equivalent knowledge of substance abuse treatment theory and practice
  • Previous work experience with the program specific population (adolescent/adult) in a residential or outpatient setting is preferred
  • Must be able to respectfully interact with substance abuse clients and form a working therapeutic alliance
  • Valid driver’s license in state of hire and good driving record required

 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:

  • 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)
  • 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: Chicago