At The GateHouse, we prioritize the addition of exceptional and qualified staff to help aid our clients throughout their long-term recovery. In the same way we position our residents and clients to succeed in their recovery and treatment, we aim to help our team members succeed and excel in their positions. We do this through ongoing education, team-building activities, and more.

We are always on the lookout for talented and compassionate people who have a proven track record of success working in the addiction and recovery spheres. If you’re interested in joining The GateHouse team and helping those in the Lancaster County community overcome addiction, check out our open positions below.

Join The GateHouse Team!

PRN Counselor

Facility:      The GateHouse-All locations as needed
Schedule:    PRN Non-Exempt, Hourly
Reports to:  Director of Programs

Summary Statement:
The PRN Counselor assists clients in addressing their substance abuse issue and developing healthy coping skills to maintain long-term recovery. S/he will provide clients with the necessary means and motivation for individual growth, and continued recovery within the framework of facility regulations, along with preparing the client for successful discharge from treatment. There is a minimum commitment of working 48 hours in a 90-day period (16 hours per month), not including hours spent in training or staff meetings.   S/he offers a positive relationship, sets a good example, communicates an attitude of concern, listens, and displays a belief in The GateHouse philosophy.

Duties and Responsibilities-As Needed

  • Conducts LOCAs and Interpretive Summaries.
  • Utilizes ASAM criteria as appropriate.
  • Develops and updates treatment plans.
  • Documents progress notes.
  • Conducts individual sessions, group counseling, and family sessions as appropriate.
  • Maintain client files in accordance with DDAP, CARF, and facility policies.
  • Performs case consultations at GH staff meetings, with Clinical Director, and with outside agencies as appropriate.
  • Prepares Aftercare Plan collaboratively with client, and documents written discharge summary.
  • Utilizes referral network for case management needs as appropriate.
  • Coordinates with funding sources as necessary for authorization and out-of-network single case agreements.
  • Performs crisis intervention when appropriate.
  • Documents critical incidents in accordance with facility policy.
  • Refers clients to a higher level of care as appropriate.
  • Assures all MA/DDAP/MCO forms are appropriately completed, including client encounter forms.
  • Assists administrative staff with billing questions.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to climb stairs.  Must be able to work extended hours as needed, including evening hours.  Must be able to travel.


  • Master’s Degree or above with a major relating to human services and 3 years of counseling experience; or Bachelor’s Degree with a major relating to human services and 8 years of clinical counseling experience in a health or human service agency.
  • Full certification as an addictions counselor by a statewide certification body.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be computer literate and able to work with most Microsoft products.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks at one time.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Must practice cultural competency.
  • Ability to communicate and cooperate with employees of all levels.
  • Knowledge of persons served.
  • Knowledge of DDAP & CARF standards.


Recovery Specialist

Facility:  Mountville
Schedule: Varies; Must work a minimum of 32 hours per month
Status:   Non-exempt
Reports to:  Residential Program Supervisor

Summary Statement:
This is an hourly position that can include awake overnight hours, which involves overseeing Gate House clients and coordinating their activities.  Make observation notes to the staff in the Staff Log. Makes any major decisions with the support of and in conjunction with the Residential Program Supervisor and Clinical Director. Responsible for providing first responder coverage in the event of an emergency involving the house and clients. The Recovery Specialist offers a positive relationship, sets a good example, communicates an attitude of concern, listens, and displays a real belief in the Gate House philosophy.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct clients in house chores.
  • Communicate with staff members and record observation notes in the Staff Log Book.
  • Monitor and attend AA/NA meetings each shift.
  • Coordinate transportation for clients (i.e., AA/NA meetings, scheduled appointments, etc.).
  • Help coordinate recreational activities in accordance with the Gate House structure.
  • Ensure proper food items are on the premises for meals.
  • Be flexible in accepting other responsibilities designated by either the Residential Program Supervisor or Clinical Director.
  • Perform observed drug screens when necessary.
  • Enforce Gate House Guidelines and administer appropriate discipline for guideline violations such as issuing verbal and/or written warnings.
  • Report Critical Incidents in accordance with policy.


  • Some cooking experience preferred.
  • Experience with therapeutic environment is mandatory.  Must be familiar with drug and alcohol treatment programs.
  • Must be an approved driver by H.E.A.R. Inc.’s insurance company.
  • Must complete all required training in accordance with DDAP and CARF regulations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to communicate with staff on all levels, especially the on-call staff.
  • Must be able to climb stairs.
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks.
  • Must have knowledge of persons served.
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 32 hours per month.


 Please complete and submit the application below with your resume to

The GateHouse is an equal opportunity employer