Current Employment Positions

St. Joseph Medical Center Counselor

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-653312
  • Job Location: Joliet, IL
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: November 19, 2018
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: October 15, 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in performing comprehensive psycho social assessments with patients in order to determine appropriate level of care and discharge planning needs.
  • Conducts informational/ educational sessions providing appropriate materials to educate patients on addiction recovery and aftercare options.
  • Acts as coordinator for discharge needs of assigned patients. Maintains current knowledge of resources available within the community, maintains supply of resource materials to be distributed to patients when needed. Is able to network to obtain other resources for patients as needed.
  • Works collaboratively in formulating an appropriate and realistic discharge care plan, communicating with the patient. Completes appropriate forms, and contacts all appropriate individuals to facilitate the transfer/linkage of patients to other community based agencies and services. Ensures all referrals are linked through follow-up.
  • Documents all relevant clinical information pertaining to patients based on assessment, education, and discharge planning activity.
  • Prioritizes and organizes work according to the acuteness of the situations presented.
  • Treats patients with respect, dignity, and maintains and respects the confidentiality of all patients in accordance with 42 CFR and HIPAA regulations. Maintains a professional demeanor at all times.
  • Maintains good working relationships with hospital staff
  • Attends in-house and off-site training(s) for continuing education, in order to expand knowledge, improve the quality of patient services, and to maintain licensure and/or certification at all times.
  • Ability to use calendar and scheduling software, email, and agency's clinical software program.

Schedule: Monday thru Friday 4:30 pm - 1:00 am; with some flexibility to meet patient and agency needs.

Number of Openings: 1

Start Date: October 2018

Work Location: Presence St. Joseph Medical Center

333 N. Madison St.

Joliet, IL 60435

Experience and Skills:

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or a related discipline from an accredited institution preferred. Prior substance abuse treatment experience preferred. Will consider relevant internship experience in lieu of paid employment.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

IAODAPCA Certified Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor (CADC) preferred and required within two years of starting work as a counselor. Licensure: State of Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred.


  • 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