Current Employment Positions

Safe Passage Coordinator

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-663189
  • Job Location: Joliet , IL
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: December 28, 2018
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: January 7, 2019

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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 interest in behavioral health.

We are currently seeking a Coordinator for our Safe Passage program with Will County Jail for six(6) months. The Safe Passage Coordinator essential duties and responsibilities will included but are not limited to:

  • 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.
  • Coordinates care with legal, law enforcement, and treatment professionals, both within and outside the agency, to help ensure patient needs are met and increase positive treatment outcomes. This would include Will County representatives, Safe Passage program contacts, and others.
  • Complete opening and closing data collection tools (GPRAs) for STR program patients, and send to the designated contact person at least weekly.
  • Properly document all services provided in individualized progress notes per SUPR, Joint Commission, and FGC regulations, standards, and policies, summarizing the patient’s status and treatment needs.
    • Treats patients with respect and 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 Sheriff’s Department staff.
    • Prioritizes and organizes work according to the acuteness of the situations presented.

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

Start Date: January 2019

Salary: $4,000 per month (6 Month contract)

***Candidate will have the option to continue employment with FGC after contract ends with the option of full time status including benefits.

Experience and Skills:

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree (or higher) and prior substance abuse treatment experience preferred. Will consider relevant internship experience in lieu of paid employment.

Certification, Licensure, Registrations: Licensure (LPC, LCPC, LSW, LCSW) or CADC certification preferred, and required within two years of starting work as a counselor. Clearances fromCFS 689 Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System, and CFS 708-C Background Check for Non-Licensed Contract Staff.