Current Employment Positions

Counselor - MAT - Aurora

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-817085
  • Job Location: Aurora, 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:

  • 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 changes, modifications, and/or transitions in treatment for the clients.
  • 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 (6:00a - 2:30p) with Saturday rotations

Start Date: ASAP

Work Location: 751 Aurora Ave., Aurora, IL





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

Experience and Skills:

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or a related field  required; Master's degree with a clinical internship preferred; Two-years of experience in a drug treatment program will be considered.  

Certification, Licensure, Registrations: IAODAPCA Certified Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor (CADC) 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:

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.