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SBIRT Counselor

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-658211
  • Job Location: New Lenox, IL
  • Job Level: Mid Career (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: December 3, 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: include working as part of a multi-disciplinary team of the hospital staff and FGC staff responsible for assisting, monitoring and coordinating services for the SBIRT Program at Silver Cross Hospital.

  • Provide Prescreen and Screening: The SBIRT Counselor conducts universal screening of patients/clients for alcohol and other drug use utilizing standardized screening tools (AUDIT, DAST-10). A simple tobacco and mental health screen (PHQ-2) are also used to identify need for expanded support.
  • Provide Brief Intervention: If a patient/client screens positive at the moderate risk level, a brief intervention (BI) is conducted by the SBIRT Counselor using motivational interviewing (MI) techniques to establish an open and trusted dialogue that encourages change. The focus is on the health impact/criminal justice impact of their use.
  • Provide Brief Therapy: If a patient/client screens positive at a high risk level, brief therapy (BT) is offered. BT is provided by trained, licensed DASA providers. BT utilizes MI and self-determination theory principles.
  • Provide Referral to Treatment: Referral to DASA licensed treatment program if a person scores within the harmful level of use. Referral to treatment (RT) can happen at other points (after brief intervention or at the completion of the brief treatment) if ongoing evaluation indicates the need and the patient/client agree to it.

Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (day shift; with some flexibility to meet patient and agency needs.

Number of Openings: 1

Start Date: December 2018

Work Location: Silver Cross Hospital

1900 Silver Cross Blvd, New Lenox, IL 60451

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; may be CADC eligible or possess at least 2 years’ experience in providing substance use disorder screening; assessing and/or counseling (must acquire CADC within 2 years of counseling experience). State of Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Social Worker preferred.