Current Employment Positions

Recovery Support Specialist

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-578637
  • Job Location: Chicago, IL
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: June 15, 2017
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: June 26, 2017

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Job Description:

Family Guidance Centers, Inc. (FGC), a not-for-profit behavioral healthcare organization, treats and prevents substance abuse, as well as an array of other related problems. Since 1969, FGC's comprehensive programming has educated and guided individuals toward their full potential as productive members within their own families and our society.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Engage patients in treatment through motivational interviewing and motivational enhancement techniques.
  • Develop individualized Recovery Plans with patients that emphasize relapse prevention strategies and use of natural supports in patients' community.
  • Assist with monitoring patient engagement and communicate with the treatment team regarding patient attendance, participation and any barriers or needs to support treatment involvement.
  • Conduct recovery coaching groups providing recovery and relapse prevention education and support.
  • Conduct individual recovery support sessions to assist patients in following and strengthening ongoing relapse prevention plans.
  • Provide education both in group and individual settings on the appropriate use of medication assisted treatment (e.g. methadone, Vivitol)
  • Provide employment coaching individual and group settings to assist patients in; identifying employment experiences and skills, identifying appropriate potential places of employment or appropriate job training services, developing patient employment resumes, completing employment applications, preparing for job interviews, and strategies for successful adjustment to new employment.
  • As appropriate, collaborate with patients to engage family members or other significant support people in the recovery process including probation officers, DCFS workers, 12 step sponsors, other healthcare providers, etc.

Schedule: Monday thru Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm May do have rotating Saturdays pending caseload needs.

Number of Position Openings: 3 

Experience and Skills:

Education and Experience: Minimum bachelor's degree. Two years of experience working with substance abuse is preferred.

Cerificates, Licenses and Registration: CADC, CARS, or clinical license (e.g. LSW, LPC) required. Individuals with a bachelor's degree and who have passed the IAODAPCA CADC certification exam and are in need of experience to complete certification may be considered.


Family Guidance Centers Inc. offers opportunities for individuals with an interested in behavioral health. Our organization provides a comprehensive benefit package for full time employment that includes health insurance, dental, vision, life insurance and a 401k pension plan. Vacation, sick and personal days with ten paid holidays off are included in our paid time off compensation package. 


Salary Range: $32,000 - $35,000 Annually