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Counselor - St. Joseph Hospital

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-677573
  • Job Location: Joliet, IL
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: April 05, 2019
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP



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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 psychosocial 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.
  • Ability to use calendar and scheduling software, email, and agency’s clinical software program. Experience using desktop computers, copier, and fax machine.
  • Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to performing tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, but may be altered or redesigned depending upon individual or programmatic circumstances.

Physical Demands: Ability to communicate in English via phone, in writing, and verbally in conversation with different levels of staff patient families, and any outside patients.

  1. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  2. Ability to communicate in English via telephone, in writing, and verbally in
  3. conversation with different levels of staff, patients, and their families, as well as external clients.
  4. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands and fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear. Must be able to life a minimum of 25 pounds.
  5. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Employee must be able to utilize a computer, telephone, etc., for an extended period of time, and write or type notes for at least two to three hours per day.

Number of Openings: 1

Schedule: Monday thru Friday 12:00pm - 8:30pm with some flexibility required to meet agency needs

Start Date: ASAP

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.