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OMT Counselor - Chicago

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-761871
  • Job Location: Chicago , IL
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: April 09, 2021
  • 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:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops 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.
  • Completes and maintain accurate records or reports regarding patients’ histories and progress, services provided, or other required information.
  • Assesses individual’s degree of drug dependency by collecting and analyzing drug screening samples.
  • Interviews 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.
  • Reviews and evaluate patients’ progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment and care plans.
  • Modifies treatment plans to comply with changes in patient status.
  • Intervenes as an advocate for patients or patients to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
  • Counsels patients individually, or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes.
  • Confers 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).
  • Provide patients or family members with information about addiction issues and about available services or programs, making appropriate referrals when necessary.
  • Plans or implements follow-up or aftercare programs for patients to be discharged from treatment programs.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times in accordance with 42 CFR and HIPAA regulations.
  • Performs tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, but may be altered or redesigned depending upon individual circumstances.

 

Work Location: 310 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60654

Schedule: Monday thru Friday dayshift with rotating Saturdays). Must work a minimum of 40 hours per week and available for Saturday, opening and closing coverages. Hours may vary based on program needs of the agency and flexibility is required.

Number of Openings: 1

 

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

Experience and Skills:

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree preferred. 

 

Physical Demands:

 

  • 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 the essential functions.
  • Ability to communicate in English via phone, in writing, and verbally in conversation with different levels of staff patient families, and any outside patients.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk, often up and down stairs. Must be able to lift 25 pounds. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands or fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Employee must be able to utilize a computer, phone, etc. for extended period of time and write or type notes for at least two (2) to four (4) hours per day.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be occasionally exposed to blood or other body fluids. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Ability to travel to multiple program sites; is flexible with time and travel; and has a current Illinois Driver’s License and automobile insurance coverage if 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.