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Counselor - Residential - Springfield

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-787855
  • Job Location: Springfield , IL
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: November 16, 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.

 ***$1000.00 dollar sign on bonus available, first 500.00 to be obtained after 30 days of employment, and 500.00 after 6 months of employment. !!!!***

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 services.
  • 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.
  • Provides detailed documentation for submittal to insurance companies to obtain coverage.
  • 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 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).
  • Counsels family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with and supporting patients (written authorization by patient must be obtained).
  • Provides 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.
  • Follows progress of discharged patients to determine effectiveness of treatments.
  • Supervises or directs other workers providing services to patients.
  • Performs tasks that are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, but may be altered or redesigned depending upon individual circumstances.

 

Work Location: 120 North Eleventh St, Springfield IL 62703

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm, flexibility is required

Start: ASAP

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 required. BA in Psychology, Social Work, or counseling preferred. Master’s degree preferred.

Certificates, License, Registrations: IAODAPCA Certified Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor required. Specifically noted, A CADC is required 2 years from date of hire. State of Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Social Worker preferred.

Job Benefits:

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 paid holidays are included in our paid time off compensation package.