Current Employment Positions


Recovery Support Specialist

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-579532
  • Job Location: Joliet, IL
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: June 16, 2017
  • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
  • Starting Date: July 10, 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.

Recovery Support Specialist

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 patient’s 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 in 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.

Care Manager

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assessment: Completes a comprehensive assessment of care management needs (i.e. necessary service elements) and documents in SAMMS for use in initial and ongoing treatment planning. This includes identification of resources needed such as; substance use recovery supports, medical, mental health, dental, housing, employment, childcare, transportation, financial assistance with budgeting or application for benefits, etc.Planning: Identifies and documents a plan with objectives and timelines for accessing and utilizing needed services (this information will be integrated into the patient’s treatment plan).
  • Engagement and Education: Ensure patients understand who the members of the care team are and what the guidelines, purpose, and expectations for treatment services are. Establish realistic treatment and recovery expectations with the patient and explain in a way the patient can understand goals, procedures, rules regarding conduct, treatment schedule, any cost of treatment, factors affecting continued stay and patient rights and responsibilities. Meet with patients on a periodic basis as needed to monitor and facilitate progress on care management goals using evidence based practice (e.g. MI, Behavioral Activation) to support positive change.
  • Coordination: Establish working knowledge of the service elements and procedures for patient access to community services. Determine when patients need assistance coordinating access to services versus self-referral and in accordance with confidentiality guidelines assist patients in contacting providers and securing service. Assist in coordinating transitions for aftercare and discharge planning.

Schedule: Monday thru Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm; flexibility needed. Possible evenings and rotating Saturdays

Experience and Skills:

Education and Experience: Minimum bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work or related field with relevant social service field internship or some related experience. Understanding of substance use disorders, mental disorders, and importance of well- coordinated care required. Basic knowledge of the local care service delivery system and skills in motivating patient behavior and coordinating direct care linkage required. Two years of experience working with substance use and/or mental health preferred. Master’s Degree and license eligible preferred by not required.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations: 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 experience to complete certification may be considered.

Benefits:

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: $33,000 - $35,000 Annually