JOIN OUR TEAM

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!

Recovery Support Specialist

Facility:      The GateHouse-Mountville
Schedule:  Non-Exempt, Part-Time 15-20 hours per week, including evenings and weekends
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. Residential Program Supervisor 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.

Qualifications

  • 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.

 

Substance Use Disorder Counselor

Facility:  The GateHouse-Lititz
Schedule: Full Time
Reports to: Clinical Director

Summary Statement:
The Counselor assists clients in making healthy decisions in matters affecting their future lifestyle. The Counselor will provide clients with the necessary means and motivation for individual growth, and continued recovery from substance (chemical) addiction within the framework of facility regulations. The Counselor is supervised by Clinical Director. The Counselor offers a positive relationship, sets a good example, communicates an attitude of concern, listens, assists and displays a real belief in The GateHouse philosophy. The Counselor may be assigned additional duties and responsibilities by the Clinical Director or as deemed necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts pre-admission interviews as needed and determines which clients are accepted into the program.
  • Intake evaluations and documented summaries.
  • Biopsychosocial histories.
  • Treatment plans and updates.
  • Progress Notes.
  • Counseling: Individual, Group, Family, aftercare, and documentation of all sessions.
  • Maintaining Client files.
  • Case Consultations at Gate House Staff Meetings and with outside agencies as needed.
  • Discharge planning and written summaries.
  • Discharge and follow-up. Follow-up includes telephone calls and letters according to the policy and procedure manual.
  • Obtain client records from prior treatment experiences, medical records and any other useful written information that may assist ongoing treatment.
  • Coordination with Case Manager regarding client needs.
  • Involvement in community outreach projects.
  • Audit files.
  • Managed Care: Authorizations, Reviews and ASAM as needed.
  • Crisis Intervention when appropriate.

Specific Counseling:

Individual scheduled counseling: one hour sessions. Clients will be scheduled bi-weekly by the Counselor for these sessions. Most of the focus will be on the treatment plans.

Group counseling: one and one-half hour sessions.

Unscheduled sessions: clients requesting to be seen by Counselor will be given specific times that the Counselor can meet with them. This will be based on assessment of importance.

Family sessions/workshop: the Counselor will see individual families of clients at prearranged, scheduled times, and conduct Family Workshops according to annual schedule. Referral to other family counseling agencies will be made on an as-needed basis. Alanon, Alateen, COA, Naranon and other self-help organizations will also be emphasized.

Miscellaneous

1. Coordinates with the House Manager at the weekly “house meeting” and house activities

2. Co-counsels when deemed necessary.

3. Will attend all training offered by the Clinical Supervisor based on annual evaluations of needs.

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

Qualifications: Must meet Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Staffing requirements which includes at least one of the following.

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a major relating to human services and 1 year of clinical experience.
  • Associates Degree with a major relating to human services and 2 years of clinical experience.
  • Full certification as an addictions counselor.

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.
  • Ability to communicate and cooperate with employees of all levels.
  • Knowledge of persons served.
  • Knowledge of DDAP & CARF standards.
Certified Recovery Specialist

Facility:  Lancaster, PA
Schedule: Full Time

Summary Statement:

This position is responsible for the coordination and management of all GateHouse Transitional Living (GTL). Operational duties include the supervision of house managers, day-to-day interviews and admissions, and regular monitoring of the facilities. Administrative functions include rent collection and deposits, tracking admissions and discharges, and coordination of Maintenance and Food Bank. In addition to management purposes, this position is intended to encourage and foster involvement and community among various locations.

  • Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Interview and schedule admissions with potential residents and referral sources. Discharge residents as necessary.
  • Maintain positive relationships with referral sources.
  • Perform urine drug screens at admission and as necessary.
  • Conduct monthly Recovery House psychoeducational group at each Gate House program.
  • Supervise, communicate, and train GTL House Managers regarding day-to-day operations, issues, and problems, being available and on-call as needed.
  • Attend rotation of weekly house meetings, and hold regularly scheduled House Manager meetings.
  • Foster sense of community among residents and encourage involvement in recovery activities and Alumni & Friends events.
  • Transport residents once per month to the Alumni & Friends meeting.
  • Collect weekly rents and security deposits, enter and deposit all payments.
  • Maintain ServSafe certification and relationship with Central PA Food Bank, placing orders and delivering them as needed. Certify new locations as needed.
  • Maintain contact with CABHC regarding scholarship applicants and annual grant walk-throughs. Certify new locations as needed.
  • Enter demographic and admission data about residents, drawing monthly reports on rent payments and discharges.
  • Provide case management services to all residents, and collaborate with community resources as needed.
  • Promptly communicate any needs, problems, or concerns to the Program Administrator.
  • Communicate and prioritize maintenance needs.
  • Make recommendations regarding payments, structure, events, promotion.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with therapeutic environment is mandatory. Must be familiar with substance abuse treatment programs.
  • High School graduate (or equivalent) required. College degree in a human service field preferred.
  • Physical requirements: must be able to climb stairs regularly, and lift 20 lbs.
  • Must have valid PA driver’s license, with passable driving record, and own vehicle.
  • Strong connection to recovery community required.
  • Certified Recovery Specialist certificate through PCB required.
Substance Abuse Counselor

Facility:  The GateHouse-Marietta
Schedule: Part-Time 25 hours per week
Reports to: Clinical Supervisor

Summary Statement:

The Counselor assists clients in making healthy decisions in matters affecting their future lifestyle. The Counselor will provide clients with the necessary means and motivation for individual growth, and continued recovery from substance (chemical) addiction within the framework of facility regulations. The Counselor is supervised by Clinical Supervisor. The Counselor offers a positive relationship, sets a good example, communicates an attitude of concern, listens, assists and displays a real belief in The GateHouse philosophy. The Counselor may be assigned additional duties and responsibilities by the Clinical Supervisor as deemed necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts pre-admission interviews as needed and determines which clients are accepted into the program.
  • Intake evaluations and documented summaries.
  • Biopsychosocial histories.
  • Treatment plans and updates.
  • Progress Notes.
  • Counseling: Individual, Group, Family, aftercare, and documentation of all sessions.
  • Maintaining Client files.
  • Case Consultations at Gate House Staff Meetings and with outside agencies as needed.
  • Discharge planning and written summaries.
  • Discharge and follow-up. Follow-up includes telephone calls and letters according to the policy and procedure manual.
  • Obtain client records from prior treatment experiences, medical records and any other useful written information that may assist ongoing treatment.
  • Coordination with Case Manager regarding client needs.
  • Involvement in community outreach projects.
  • Audit files.
  • Managed Care: Authorizations, Reviews and ASAM as needed.
  • Crisis Intervention when appropriate.

Specific Counseling

Individual scheduled counseling: one hour sessions. Clients will be scheduled bi-weekly by the Counselor for these sessions. Most of the focus will be on the treatment plans.

Group counseling: one and one-half hour sessions.

Unscheduled sessions: clients requesting to be seen by Counselor will be given specific times that the Counselor can meet with them. This will be based on assessment of importance.

Family sessions/workshop: the Counselor will see individual families of clients at prearranged, scheduled times, and conduct Family Workshops according to annual schedule. Referral to other family counseling agencies will be made on an as-needed basis. Alanon, Alateen, COA, Naranon and other self-help organizations will also be emphasized.

Miscellaneous

  • Coordinates with the House Manager at the weekly “house meeting” and house activities
  • Co-counsels when deemed necessary.
  • Will attend all training offered by the Clinical Supervisor based on annual evaluations of needs.

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

Qualifications: Must meet Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Staffing requirements which includes at least one of the following.

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a major relating to human services and 1 year of clinical experience.
  • Associates Degree with a major relating to human services and 2 years of clinical experience.
  • Full certification as an addictions counselor.

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.
  • Ability to communicate and cooperate with employees of all levels.
  • Knowledge of persons served.
  • Knowledge of DDAP & CARF standards.
Clinical Supervisor/Counselor

Facility:  The GateHouse-Mountville
Schedule: Full Time

Summary Statement:

The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for providing clients with an atmosphere conducive to individual, personal growth and continuing recovery from substance addiction within the framework of facility and DDAP regulations. The Clinical Supervisor offers a positive relationship, sets a good example, communicates an attitude of concern, listens, and assists both clients and counselors. The Clinical Supervisor also helps to continuously shape and improve Gate House treatment from engagement, through follow-up. The Clinical Supervisor supervises and coordinates the activities of the clinical staff of the residential facility.

Duties and Responsibilities

Administrative

  • Understands the PA Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs Licensing Standards and CARF Standards.
  • Ensures program meets state and local requirements for quality of files, documentation, medical records, and timeliness by providing monthly audits.
  • Maintains knowledge of HEAR, Inc. Personnel Policies and Procedures and proper implementation
  • Adheres to the H.E.A.R., Inc. philosophy of treatment, and Code of Conduct.
  • Monitors counseling schedules, ensuring that all clients are receiving individualized services.
  • Provides monthly reports to the Clinical Director.

Personnel

  • Provides Clinical Supervision as outlined by DDAP Staffing Regulations.
  • Participates in development of annual training plans for the clinical staff.
  • Participates in the hiring process of new clinical employees.
  • Trains new clinical staff and student interns.
  • Participates in performance evaluations of clinical staff and interns.
  • Documents supervision and disciplinary actions.

Clinical

  • Facilitates group, individual sessions, interviews, psychosocials, treatment planning, progress notes, case consultations, aftercare planning, and discharge planning.
  • Monitors progress notes, case consultations, aftercare planning, treatment planning, and other treatment responsibilities.
  • Documents regular supervision.
  • Monitors and has knowledge of the treatment community.
  • Facilitates family sessions and family program as needed.
  • Resolves treatment community issues as they arise.
  • Facilitates weekly clinical meeting, supervision, and case consults.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to work extended hours, as needed. Must be able to travel as needed. Must be able to push, pull, lift 25-50 lbs. Must be able to climb stairs.

Qualifications: Must meet Pennsylvania Department of Health, Office of Drug and Alcohol Program, Division of Licensing, Staffing requirements for Clinical Supervisor.

A clinical supervisor shall meet at least one of the following groups of qualifications:

(1) A Master’s Degree or above from an accredited college with a major in medicine, chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing (with a clinical specialty in administration or the human services) or other related field and 2 years of clinical experience in a health or human service agency which includes 1 year of working directly with the chemically dependent.

(2) A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college with a major in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing (with a clinical specialty in administration or the human services) or other related field and 3 years of clinical experience in a health or human service agency which includes 1 year of working directly with the chemically dependent person.

(3) An Associate Degree from an accredited college with a major in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing (with a clinical specialty in administration or the human services) or other related field and 4 years of clinical experience in a health or human service agency which includes 1 year of working directly with the chemically dependent person.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be computer literate and able to work with most Microsoft products.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks at one time.
  • Knowledge of persons served.

TO APPLY

 Please complete and submit the application below with your resume to

jobs@gatehouse.org

The GateHouse is an equal opportunity employer