Current Employment Positions


Recovery Support Specialist

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-667743
  • Job Location: Morris, IL
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: February 04, 2019
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: February 18, 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. Our organization provides a comprehensive benefit package for full time employment that includes health insurance, dental, vision, life insurance, EAP 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 of the Recovery Support Specialist:

  • Engage patients in treatment through motivational interviewing and motivational enhancement techniques.
  • Develop individualized Recovery Plans with patients that emphasize relapse prevention strategies and use of natural supports in patient’s community.
  • Assist with monitoring patient engagement and communicate with the treatment team regarding patient attendance, participation and any barriers or needs to support treatment involvement.
  • Conduct recovery coaching groups providing recovery and relapse prevention education and support.
  • Conduct individual recovery support sessions to assist patients in following and strengthening ongoing relapse prevention plans.
  • Provide education both in group and individual settings on the appropriate use of medication assisted treatment (e.g. methadone, Vivitrol).
  • Provide employment coaching in individual and group settings to assist patients in; identifying employment experiences and skills, identifying appropriate potential places of employment or appropriate job training services, developing patient employment resumes, completing employment applications, preparing for job interviews, and strategies for successful adjustment to new employment.
  • Provide spiritual support groups that assist patients in identifying meaning in recovery and reasons for hope, strengthening a spiritual component to the recovery process that aligns with the patient’s values and beliefs and that incorporates individual spirituality as well as spiritual support within the patient’s community.

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

Number of Openings: 1

Start Date: February 2019

Salary starting at $37,000 per year

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

Experience and Skills:

Education and Experience: Minimum bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work or related field with relevant social service field internship or some related experience. Understanding of substance use disorders, mental disorders, and importance of well- coordinated care required. Basic knowledge of the local care service delivery system and skills in motivating patient behavior and coordinating direct care linkage required. Two years of experience working with substance use and/or mental health preferred.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations: CADC preferred. Master’s Degree and license eligible also preferred but not required.