Community Support Specialist (CSS) - St. Louis, MO

Post Date:  Mar 20, 2024

St. Louis, MO, US, 63103

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  31577
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! 

Community Support Specialist (CSS) - Responsibilites:

  • Conducting assessments of clients’ social, financial, medical and environmental status and needs
  • Developing a written individualized plan of services throughout the continuum of care
  • Working 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
  • Communicating with treatment team, supervisor, probation and parole officers, and agency representatives in order to plan and coordinate services and relay information on clients’ progress
  • Performing case monitoring, and completing case action forms and documentation
  • Serving as a resource to treatment staff in identifying and resolving case problems related to meeting client needs and obtaining available services
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Experience providing community support services to persons with substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders
  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, mental health counseling, or substance abuse counseling; or equivalent education and experience,
  • Minimum of 100 hours documented clinical training in counseling theory and practice.
  • Valid local driver’s license, and at least 21 years of age.
  • Experience working with corrections involved clients/offenders is preferred

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
  • 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: St Louis