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Counselor - Residential - Manteno

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-797244
  • Job Location: Manteno, IL
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: December 02, 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:

  • Completes comprehensive psychosocial assessment of new patients  and make an informed, clinical, placement decision regarding the appropriate program and level of care. Completes an individualized treatment plan for each patient on caseload, addressing all needs identified in the psychosocial assessment.
  • Provides group and individual sessions to patients in accordance with their treatment plan problems, goals and objectives. In order to accommodate our patients' needs, some evening hours are required on a rotational basis
  • Properly documents all services provided in individualized progress notes per SUPR, Joint Commission, and FGC regulations, standards, and policies, summarizing the patient's status and ongoing treatment needs. 
  • Reviews and evaluates patients' progress and continued stay in treatment in relation to measurable goals described in treatment and care plans.  Modifies treatment plans to comply with changes in patient status.
  • Plans and assists with implementation of aftercare and continuing recovery plans once patients are discharged from treatment programs.
  • Works with patient and other staff, when necessary, to deescalate and assist with patient emergencies and crisis situations.
  • Coordinates care with other treatment professionals, both within and outside the agency, ot help ensure patient needs are met with increase positive treatment outcomes. 
  • Counsels patients individually, or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes.
  • Confer with family members or others close to patients to keep them informed of treatment planning and progress (written authorization by patient must be obtained - refer to Federal Confidentiality Regulations for substance abuse treatment).
  • Counsels family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting patients (written authorization by patient must be obtained - refer to Federal Confidentiality Regulations for substance abuse treatment).
  • Other duties as assigned

Schedule: Monday - Friday (11:30a - 8:00p) with weekend rotation

Start Date: ASAP

Location: 333 Evergreen St., Manteno, IL

 

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

Experience and Skills:

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or a related discipline from an accredited institution preferred. Master’s degree preferred, not required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: IAODAPCA Certified Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor (CADC) required given two years to acquire upon hire date; State of Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Social Worker preferred.

Job Benefits:

Our organization provides a comprehensive benefit package for full time employment that includes health insurance, dental, vision, life insurance, EAP and a 401k pension plan. Vacation, sick and personal days with paid holidays off are included in our paid time off compensation package.