Current Employment Positions

Community Outreach Specialist - Springfield

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-807898
  • Job Location: Springfield, IL
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: 2 year degree
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: July 12, 2022
  • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
  • 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:

  • Communicates daily with FGC medical staff and with FGC's managers/Admissions staff at all program locations to determine daily program census needs
  • Develops formal relationships with the Springfield area behavioral healthcare providers, hospitals, clinics, and another social service agencies (i.e. DCFS POS providers and the DHS local offices) to establish referral relationships and to effective processes
  • Develops relationships with agencies and organizations outside of the Springfield area in an attempt to recruit services to individuals in rural and underserved areas
  • Presents FGC program descriptions and eligibility requirements to community leaders (i.e. social service, church, political organizations)
  • Professionally represents FGC at community organization events, seminars and conferences
  • Maintains a daily work activities log that includes a listing of all individuals contacted (i.e. client referrals, community visits, meetings / conferences attended, etc.)
  • Accurately completes the official FGC Community Intervention Billing Logs and submits those logs on a weekly basis
  • Other duties as assigned



Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00a - 4:30p) with flexibility to accommodate agency needs

Start Date: ASAP

Location: 120 N. 11th Street, Springfield, IL 62703




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

Experience and Skills:

Education and/or Experience: Bachelors' degree in a related field and/or prior experience in behavioral healthcare and/or community relations arena is preferred.  Knowledge of medication assisted treatment and drug free programming, hospital based medical detox program admission and discharge policies and procedures, and an understanding of federal and state confidentiality laws preferred
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Possess and maintain a valid Illinois Driver’s License required.


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 PTO compensation package.