Post Date:  Feb 27, 2024

Wrightstown, NJ, US, 08562

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  29608
Work Schedule:  Sat 730am-4pm and Tues-Fri 1230-9pm

Join a team committed to making a difference! Gateway is the first licensed substance use disorder treatment provider and CARF accredited program in New Jersey. As the only correctional institution in the state to house individuals with substance use disorders, you'll be part of a unique opportunity to help those in need.


At Gateway, you'll have the chance to work closely with all departments in the facility, including medical, mental health, and education. Plus, with employee recognition programs like Employee of the Month and free meals provided during shifts by the Department of Corrections, you'll feel valued and supported.


Gateway is also committed to helping you advance in your career. We offer assistance with obtaining and maintaining credentials, including CEUs. Join us and make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.

Certified Substance Abuse Counselors are responsible for:

  • Completes comprehensive assessment of clients’ substance abuse history and treatment requirements, and prepares individualized developmentally appropriate treatment plan. 
  • Provides individual and group counseling, and educational programs in accordance with treatment plan.
  • Documents treatment and discharge plans, and clients’ progress and responses to treatments; and maintains related records and charts. 
  • Performs case management and contributes to client care monitoring.
  • Caseload typically includes some complex cases requiring more intensive services.


Job Requirements:

  • Current certification or qualification as an alcohol, drug, or substance abuse counselor in New Jersey. (CADC, LCADC, LPC)
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, mental health counseling, or substance abuse counseling preferred
  • Ability to perform assessment, treatment planning, and counseling, and provide intensive services for some complex cases, with minimal supervision and direction, at a level normally acquired through two years prior experience in the substance abuse field


Physical Requirements:

  1. Ability to walk and move about the facilities for up to two hours at a time, to monitor and interact with clients
  2. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  3. Ability to use a keyboard and video display terminal to receive, retrieve, and/or audit information and data
  4. Ability to record, proofread and check documents and files for accuracy
  5. Ability to respond to telephones, and to hear and detect alarms and unusual noises


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: New Jersey