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Counselor

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-667749
  • Job Location: Morris, IL
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: February 13, 2019
  • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
  • Starting Date: February 4, 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 Counselor:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 Grundy County law enforcement and staff.
  • Attends in-house (FGC) and off-site training for continuing education, in order to expand knowledge, improve the quality of patient services, and to maintain licensure and/or certification at all times.

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

Number of Openings: 1

Start Date: February 2019

Salary starting at $38,000 per year

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

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.