Current Employment Positions


St. Bernard/ Acute Detox Counselor

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-647071
  • Job Location: Chicago, IL
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: October 11, 2018
  • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
  • Starting Date: September 10, 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 ten paid holidays off are included in our paid time off compensation package.

Salary Range Starting at: $34,000 a year

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Job responsibilities include working as part of a multi-disciplinary team of the hospital staff and FGC staff responsible for assisting, monitoring and coordinating services for Medical Detox Patients.Provides clinical oversight to the Unit by conducting staff clinical training and assisting non-clinical staff by providing the necessary clinical supervision. Assists the Unit Administrator in developing clinical curriculum for treatment groups and reviews and signs ASAM reviews and other relevant clinical documents.

  • Assists in the admission process for patients in consult with multi-disciplinary team.
  • Orients new patients to the Medical Detox Unit.
  • Assists in performing comprehensive psychosocial assessments on patients in order to determine appropriate level of care and discharging planning needs.
  • Meets with patients in individual, group, and/or family settings. Counselors may assist patients with a variety of concerns, but the primary focus of the Medical Detox Unit is for patients to be bio-medically stabilized and to be referred to another level of care upon discharge.
  • Conducts informational/educational sessions providing appropriate materials to educate patients on addiction recovery and aftercare options.

Schedule: Monday thru Friday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm; Depending on caseloads needs hours may change

Number of Position Openings: 1

Start Date: October 2018

Work Location: St. Bernard Hospital

326 W. 64th Street

Chicago, IL 60621

Family Guidance Centers, Inc. is a Drug Free Environment, 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 or CARS required. State of Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Social Worker preferred.