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Counselor - Silver Cross Hospital

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-788983
  • Job Location: New Lenox, IL
  • Job Level: Mid Career (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:

  • Assists in performing comprehensive psychosocial assessments with patients in order to determine appropriate level of care and discharge planning needs.
  • Conducts informational/educational sessions providing appropriate materials to educate patients on addiction recovery and aftercare options.
  • Complete opening and closing data collection tools (GPRAs), consents, locator forms, and other paperwork for SOR program patients, and send to the designated contact person.
  • Treats patients with respect and dignity and maintains and respects the confidentiality of all patients in accordance with 42 CFR and HIPAA regulations. Maintains a professional demeanor at all times.
  • Maintains good working relationships with hospital staff.
  • Attends in-house and off-site trainings for continuing education, in order to expand knowledge, improve the quality of patient services, and to maintain licensure and/or certification at all times.
  • Ability to use calendar and scheduling software, email, and agency’s clinical software program. Experience using desktop computers, copier, and fax machine.
  • Acts as coordinator for discharge needs of assigned patients. Maintains current knowledge of resources available within the community, maintains supply of resource materials to be distributed to patients when needed. Is able to network to obtain other resources for patients as needed.
  • Works collaboratively in formulating an appropriate and realistic discharge care plan, communicating with the patient. Completes appropriate forms, and contracts all appropriate individuals to facilitate the transfer/linkage of patients to other community based agencies and services. Ensures all referrals are linked through follow-up.
  • Documents all relevant clinical information pertaining to patients based on assessment, education, and discharge planning activity.
  • Prioritizes and organizes work according to the acuteness of the situations presented.
  • Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to performing tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, but may be altered or redesigned depending upon individual or programmatic circumstances .

 

Location: Silver Cross Hospital

Schedule: Sunday - Thursday, (12:00p - 8:30p)

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

Experience and Skills:

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree (or higher) and prior substance abuse treatment experience preferred. Will consider relevant internship experience in lieu of paid employment.

Certification, Licensure, Registrations: Licensure (LPC, LCPC, LSW, LCSW) or CADC certification preferred, and required within two years of starting work as a counselor. 

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 off are included in our paid time off compensation package.