Current Employment Positions


Recovery Support Specialist - Mobile Unit

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-797027
  • Job Location: Chicago, IL
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: November 08, 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities for the Mobile Unit Recovery Support Specialist :

  • Engages prospective patients on FGC’s Mobile Care Unit through motivational interviewing and motivational enhancement techniques.
  • Conducts patient screening including the DAST-10, AUDIT, and PHQ-2, and PHQ-9 when indicated.
  • Assists with monitoring patient engagement and communicate with the treatment team regarding patient attendance, participation and any barriers or needs to support treatment involvement.
  • Conducts individual recovery support sessions to assist patients in following and strengthening ongoing relapse prevention plans.
  • Provides education on the appropriate use of medication assisted treatment (e.g. methadone, buprenorphine, injectable naltrexone).
  • Conducts intake assessments and document in the electronic record.
  • Collaborates with patients to engage family members or other significant support people in the recovery process including probation officers, DCFS workers, 12 step sponsors, other healthcare providers etc. as appropriate.
  • Documents services provided in the individual patient record in a timely fashion and in accordance with IL.DASA, Federal and FGC standards.
  • Consults with care coordinators and the treatment team regarding patient needs for support related to housing, medical, dental, transportation, childcare, mental health or other needs.
  • Demonstrates professionalism in working with patients, staff and other outside professionals or collateral contacts.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient information in accordance with HIPAA and 42 CFR.
  • Participates in supervision with assigned supervisor as well as appropriate continuing education activities related to care management and maintenance of relevant certification or licensure.
  • Works a minimum of 50% of worktime spent in provision of billable service with timely documentation according to FGC and applicable state and federal guidelines

Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00a - 4:00p)

Start Date: ASAP

Location: 310 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL (Base)

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

Experience and Skills:

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree preferred; Two years of experience working with substance abuse is preferred; Lived experience and familiarity with the community preferred

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations: IAODAPCA Certified Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor (CADC) or eligible to obtain within 2 years of employment from hire date; Certified Assessment and Referrals Specialist (CARS), Certified Recovery Support Services (CRSS) or Certified Peer Recovery Specialist are preferred.

Job Benefits:

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.