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Hospital Based Counselor - Jacksonville

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-765800
  • Job Location: Jacksonville, IL , IL
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: April 07, 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in performing comprehensive psychosocial assessments with patient in order to determine the appropriate level of care.
  • Conducts information/educational sessions providing appropriate materials to educate patients on addiction recovery and aftercare otpions.
  • Acts as a corodinator for discharge needs of assigned patients.
  •  Maintains current knowledge of resources available within the community, maintains supply of resources materials to be distributed to patients when needed and is able to network to obtain other resources for patients as needed.
  • Collaborates in formulating an appropiate and realistic discharge care plan, communicating with the patient, completes appropriate forms, and contacts all appropriate individuals to facilitate the transfer/linkage of patient ot other community based agencies and servies. Ensures all referrals are llinked through follow-up
  • Documents all relevant clinical information pertaining to patients based on assessment, education and discharge planning activity.
  • Prioritizes and organizes wokr according to the acuteness of the situations presented.
  • Treats patients with respect and dignity and maintains and repsects the confidentiality of al lpatients in accordance with 42CFR and HIPAA regulations.
  • Maintains a professional demeanor at all times.
  • Attends in-house and off-sit etrainings for continuing education, in order to expand knowledge, improve the quality of patient services, and ot maintain licensure and/or certification at all times.
  • Ability to use calendar and scheduling software, meail and agency's clinical software program. Experience using dekstop computer, copier and fax machine.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including but not limited to performing tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential fucntions of the job, but may be altered or redesigned depending upon the individual or programmatic circumstances.

Schedule:Monday through Friday, 8am-4:30pm subject to change.

Location: Jacksonville Hospital

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

Experience and Skills:

Education and or experience: Bachelors' degree ( or higher) and prior to substance use treatment experience preferred. Relevant internship experience will be considered in lieu of paid employment.

Certiification, Licensure, Registrations: Licensure (LPC, LCPS, LSW, LCSW or CADC certification preferred, and required within two years of starting work as counselor. Clearance from CFS 689 child abuse and neglect tracking system, and CFS 708-C Background Check or Non-Licensed Contract Staff.