Management in it for the money and not the clients or the staff.
Previous Staff Member (Former Employee) – Great Falls, MT – March 15, 2017
Gateway has been under new management for the past year and he knows nothing about addictions. Management is in business for money and not for the clients or staff members. Staff works hours on end and not permitted overtime.
Internship Student (Former Employee) – East Lansing, MI – March 5, 2015
I learned additional resources for clients. Management was very energetic and excited to work within the community Co-workers were fun, caring, and compassionate The hardest part of the job would be the youth who are having troubles with their families The most enjoyable part of the job is helping the youth in need.
GCS was a very positive work environment. The administration cares about their work force and it shows. If accepted I would return and in the correct position could retire. GCS gave me an opportunity in my career and unfortunately I had to depart due to contractual completion.
Practicum-Internship A-Internship B (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, Florida – November 18, 2014
Gateway was a good place to do an Internship for counseling and recognizing disorders associated with addiction. As an intern it was an enjoyable experience of working with individuals with addictions. The hardest part was when a client relapse, they had to start from the beginning. Clients will have ups and downs but the clients appreciate the help from the counselors and appreciate the empowerment the counselors bring into their lives. A very humbling experience.
I really enjoyed working for Gateway. It gave me a new out look on life. A typical day I would come in teach group for life skills, type notes, file notes, visit clients, and answer phones.The hardest part of my day was Boundries with the clients having to be stern. What I loved most with working with these women and children was when they understood that they have a problem but with the right attention it could be managable.
Nice Place to start out for experience in the medical field
Medical Support Staff (MSS) (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – February 5, 2014
A typical day at work could be a good day and or it could be a bad day. I have learned how to work with children with behavorial problems, substance and drug abuse withdrawal, alcohol and mentally challenge clients. Management and my co-workers are ok. the hardest part of my job is seeing so many adolescents come and go through our doors (which is a secured facility). the most enjoyable part of my job is working and educating my clients on HIV/AIDS.
A good place to stabilize the adolescents coming in and out
Rewarding and challenging job, enjoyable work atmosphere
HUD Case Manager (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – January 7, 2014
The usual day at work is 9a-6p and always a steady flow of people needing assistance. It is a campus of about 100 people recovering for substance use and focusing on returning to living independently. I have learned the importance of time management and the function of being a team player in relation to management and coworkers. The environment of the work place functions a lot smoother when focused on being a team. Nonetheless, have learned how to sharpen the problem solving skills when assisting others through early recovery. Our team, is focused on helping others, being a client advocate, and assisting with connecting our residents with the appropriate services/needs. The hardest part of the job is dealing with the attitudes of some of our residents. The most enjoyable part of our job is watching the previous residents return to help others recover and let the staff know how well their life is going (or if struggling how they are getting through the struggles successfully).
able to help others, good health benefits and leave time
Community Worker (Former Employee) – East Lansing, MI – October 17, 2013
The main purpose of my job was to inform the public of the unknown teen and adult homelessness. I also filled out paperwork and watched some of the teens in the home. It was an awesome job that ranged from teaching the kids how to get a job to setting up an event and speaking to 300 people.
Typical day was 12 hour shift. Approximately 7-10 admissions per night. I learned a large amount about addiction and the behaviors that follow an addiction. I worked with a great staff of vary knowledgeable nurses and doctors. Hardest part of being a detox nurse was learning how to read and communicate with a person who is showing signs of addiction or addict behavior. Most enjoyable part of the job was making a difference in our clients lives.
I had the pleasure of working for Gateway Community Services in the early 1990's, until I had my first child. I found the Adolescent Outpatient Department to be a warm, fun, and creative place to be part of a professional and caring counseling team. My immediate supervisor, Frances Broadhurst, afforded team members the opportunity to work in a variety of facilities and situations, which allowed me to learn several different positions and familiarize myself with various therapeudic options. My responsibilities included individual and group therapy sessions, educational intervention groups, play and art therapy, preparing treatment plans and other legal documentation.
Health and dental benefits, caring and professional atmosphere, insightful staff meetings with encouraging management, and plenty of rewarding challenges.
Some legal issues did prevent us from being able to have more influence in the lives of some clients, but we did our best in affecting positive change in their lives.