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Counselor - OMT - Aurora

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-789709
  • Job Location: Aurora, 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 for OMT Counselors, first 500.00 to be obtained after 30 days of employment, and 500.00 after 6 months of employment. !!!!***

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Individual, group, and family counseling, therapy, case management, and education.  Counselors may meet with clients in individual, group, and family settings.  Counselors may assist clients with a variety of problems but the primary focus of our agency is working with clients’ drug abuse problems.
  • Counselors may work with the drug-abuse clients on a variety of issues including vocational, cognitive, psychological, legal, social, cultural, life-style changes, behavioral changes as well as avoidance of their previous drug culture.
  • Counselors are responsible for intake assessments, initial treatment plans, as well as after-care and discharge planning.  Treatment with clients will follow Federal as well as OASA regulations as well as treatment plans, goals, and objectives.  Client treatment may include referrals to outside resources.
  • The client’s primary counselor will function as the focus point for client treatment at Family Guidance Centers.  Most changes, modifications, and/or transitions in treatment for the clients will originate with the Counselor i.e. pick-up changes, etc.  From the primary counselor, clients shall be referred to other staff, as needed, i.e. case managers, medical staff, administrative, etc.
  • Counselors need to intervene with clients and provide therapeutic services that lead the client to 1) become and stay free of illicit substances or addicting substances, and 2) lead a better life.
  • Counselors will be responsible for verifying records that are placed in their client files by medical staff, including verifying doctor’s dating and signing of reports and changes in client treatment.
  • Counselor responsibilities may include work at the front reception desk in case of an emergency.  Counselors will participate in regular staff meetings and in-service training.  Other duties as assigned

Work Hours: Monday - Friday; 6:00 am - 2:30 pm with Saturday rotations

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


Experience and Skills:

Education and/or Experience: Preferably a master's degree with a clinical internship.  Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and two-years of experience in a drug treatment program will be considered.  Preference will be given to those candidates with a master's degree in social work program or another clinical program in a clinical field such as counseling, psychology, etc.


Certification, Licensure, Registrations: IAODAPCA Certified Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor required.  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 off are included in our paid time off compensation package.