Re-Entry Specialist - Fordland, MO***$1,500 SIGN-ON BONUS***

Post Date:  Nov 21, 2023

Fordland, MO, US, 63103

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  31228
Work Schedule:  Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM

***$1,500 SIGN-ON BONUS***


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! 

Re-Entry Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Conducts client social, financial, medical and environment status and needs assessment.
  • Works cooperatively with treatment team and various community agencies to obtain resources and services necessary to meet identified needs, and facilitate recovery and effective responses to treatment.
  • Communicates with treatment team, supervisor, probation and parole officers, and agency representatives in order to plan and coordinate services, and relay information on clients’ progress.
  • Performs case monitoring, and completes case action forms and documentation.
  • Serves as a resource to treatment staff in identifying and resolving case problems related to meeting client needs, obtaining available services and reducing recidivism.
  • Duties vary by Center assigned.


Job Requirements:

  • Advanced communication skills; and demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of public welfare and social services; at a level normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, mental health counseling, or substance abuse counseling; or equivalent education and life experience, with a minimum of 100 hours documented clinical training in counseling theory and practice.
  • Ability to perform assessment of client needs and responses to treatments, and provide intensive case management services for some complex cases, with minimal supervision and direction; and knowledge of community organizations and resources; at a level normally acquired through two years prior experience in substance abuse field, with concurrent case management experience.
  • Current certification or qualification as an alcohol, drug, or substance abuse counselor as required by relevant agency, association, board or commission in State of employment location.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to encourage and support clients through often difficult phases of recovery; interact effectively with family members; and develop and maintain effective contacts with outside agencies and referral sources or services.
  • Analytical abilities necessary to conduct comprehensive assessments identify client needs and available resources, provide comprehensive case management, and complete progress evaluations and related reports.
  • Typing ability and working knowledge of word processing software in order to complete required forms, reports and correspondence.
  • Valid local driver’s license, and at least 21 years of age.


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate with others in order to exchange information and provide case management services.
  • Ability to record and proofread information on forms and charts.
  • Ability to respond to telephones calls and hear speech.
  • Ability to use a keyboard and computer monitor to receive, retrieve, and/or audit information and data on a regular basis.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle safely, and remain alert to traffic signs and conditions.

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
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Commuter Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short-Term 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: St Louis