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Chicago OMT Counselor

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-608455
  • Job Location: Chicago , IL
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: May 02, 2018
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: May 14, 2018



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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.

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 11 paid holidays off are included in our paid time off compensation package. 

Outpatient Methadone Treatment Counselor responsibilities are but not limited to: Developing patient treatment plans and conducts continued stay review based on research, clinical experience, and patients’ histories - using SAMMS assessment on computer. Provide patient intakes, treatment planning, case coordination, staffing, aftercare planning and discharge with individual and group therapy for a full spectrum of referral sources; Providing mental health assessments, constructs treatment plans and provides therapy services to clients with serious mental illnesses in accordance with Illinois DMH Rule 132 requirements; Providing direct clinical service to a full caseload, achieving a minimum of 20 billable hours weekly; Complete and maintain accurate records or reports regarding patients’ histories and progress, services provided, or other required information; Counsels family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting patients (written authorization by patient must be obtained - refer to Federal Confidentiality Regulations for substance abuse treatment).

Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm with Saturday Rotation

Number of Openings: 1

Start Date: May 2018

Salary starting at $32,000 per year

Family Guidance Centers, Inc is a Drug Free Environment, an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Experience and Skills:

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or a related discipline from an accredited institution preferred. Master’s degree preferred, not required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

IAODAPCA Certified Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor required; given two years to acquire upon hire date or based on previous substance abuse position experience. State of Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Social Worker preferred.

Skills:

  • Properly administer and read alcohol analyzers.
  • Ability to use analytical software.
  • Ability to use calendar and scheduling software.
  • Experience using desktop computers, copier, and fax machine.
  • Experience using electronic mail software