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Counselor - MAT - Springfield

  • Job Tracking ID: 810868
  • Job Location: Springfield , IL
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: August 04, 2022
  • 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.


                                                                                                                       *** $1,000.00 SIGN ON BONUS*** 

1st $500.00: after 30 days of employment

2nd $500.00: after 6 months of employment

Essential Duties:

  • Develop patient treatment plans and conducts continued stay review 
  • Utilizes SAMMS assessments as designated (i.e. patient intakes, treatment planning, case coordination, staffing, aftercare planning and discharge)
  • Provides direct clinical service to a full caseload, achieving a minimum of 20 billable hours weekly
  • Complete and maintain accurate records or reports regarding patients’ histories and progress, services provided, or other required information
  • Assess individual’s degree of drug dependency by analyzing drug screening samples
  • Review records and confer with other professionals to evaluate individual’s mental health and physical condition to determine their suitability for participation in a specific program
  • Modify treatment plans to comply with changes in patient status
  • Intervene as an advocate for patients or patients to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations
  • Counsel patients individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes
  • With permissions, confer with family members or others close to patients to keep them informed of treatment planning and progress 
  • Other duties as assigned



Schedule: Monday - Friday (6:00a - 2:30p) with Saturday rotation

Start Date: ASAP

Work Location: 120 N. 11th St, Springfield IL 62703




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

Experience and Skills:

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or a related discipline from an accredited institution preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: IAODAPCA Certified Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor required or able to obtain within two (2) years of 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 and a 401k pension plan. Vacation, sick and personal days with paid holidays off are included in our paid time off compensation package.