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OMT Counselor - St. Bernard Hospital/Chicago

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-765790
  • 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 07, 2021
  • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
  • Starting Date: March 5, 2021



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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:

  • Develops patient treatment plans and conducts continued stay review based on research, clinical experience, and patients’ histories - using SAMMS assessment on computer. Provides patient intakes, treatment planning, case coordination, staffing, aftercare planning and discharge with individual and group therapy for a full spectrum of referral sources.
  • Provides mental health assessments, constructs treatment plans and provides therapy services to clients with serious mental illnesses in accordance with Illinois DMH Rule 132 requirements.
  • Provides direct clinical service to a full caseload, achieving a minimum of 20 billable hours weekly.
  • Completes and maintains 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, reviews records and confers 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 evaluates 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).

Schedule: Monday thru Friday 6:00 am - 2:30 pm with Saturday Rotation 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Number of Openings: 1

Start Date: April 9,2021

Work Location: St. Bernard Hospital

326 W. 64th Street

Chicago, IL 60621

Family Guidance Centers, Inc. is an EEO, drug free employer. 

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 within two years of starting work as a counselor . State of Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Social Worker preferred.

Skills:

  • Properly administer and read alcohol analyzers.
  • 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.