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Counselor - Wabash

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-708886
  • Job Location: Chicago, IL
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: November 15, 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.

Outpatient Methadone Treatment Counselor responsibilities are but not limited to:

  • Develop patient treatment plans and conducts continued stay review based on research, clinical experience, and patients’ histories - using SAMMS assessment on computer. Provide patient intakes, treatment planning, case coordination, staffing, aftercare planning and discharge with individual and group therapy for a full spectrum of referral sources.
  • Provides direct clinical service to a full caseload, achieving a minimum of 20 billable hours weekly.
  • Complete and maintain accurate records or reports regarding patients’ histories and progress, services provided, or other required information.
  • Assess individual’s degree of drug dependency by collecting and analyzing drug screening samples.
  • Interview patients, review records and confer with other professionals to evaluate individual’s mental health and physical condition and to determine their suitability for participation in a specific program.
  • Review and evaluate patients’ progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment and care plans.
  • Modify treatment plans to comply with changes in patient status.
  • Intervene as an advocate for patients or patients to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
  • Counsel patients individually, or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes.
  • Confer with family members or others close to patients to keep them informed of treatment planning and progress (written authorization by patient must be obtained - refer to Federal Confidentiality Regulations for substance abuse treatment).
  • Counsels family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting patients (written authorization by patient must be obtained - refer to Federal Confidentiality Regulations for substance abuse treatment).
  • Plan or implement follow-up or aftercare programs for patients to be discharged from treatment program
  • Follow progress of discharged patients to determine effectiveness of treatments.
  • Supervise or direct other workers providing services to patients.

 

Location Address: 2630 S. Wabash Ave Chicago, IL 60606

Schedule: Monday thru Friday 6:00am - 2:30pm

Salary starting at $35,600 with CADC or License

Start: ASAP

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

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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; given two years to acquire upon hire date or based on previous substance abuse position experience. State of Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Social Worker preferred.

Skills:

  • Active reflective listening, ability to engage and motivate de-escalation.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use analytical software.
  • Ability to use calendar and scheduling software.
  • Experience using desktop computers, copier, and fax machine.
  • Experience using electronic mail software.
  • Must have strong collaboration skills and the ability to work and travel to multiple sites in the course of each week.Leadership and supervision skills are necessary to ensure staff and program development.