Current Employment Positions

Community Outreach Specialist - Wabash

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-818802
  • Job Location: Chicago , IL
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: 2 year degree
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: June 14, 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:

  • Develops referral relationships with our Shelter Partners, Homeless Outreach Teams, the Westside Opioid and Heroin Task Force, Chicago Police District CIT and CAP Officers, Cook County Hospital Social Workers, faith-based and local community organizations, serving as their liaison to accessing treatment services offered by Family Guidance Centers.
  • Strives to develop and direct prospective referrals to FGC’s Medication Assisted Recovery Mobile Van as it makes rounds in the neighborhoods of our Community partners.
  • Provides support for services delivered on FGC’s Mobile Van, including the completion of the Government Performance Results Act [GPRA] data collection instrument.
  • Actively supports positive customer service which encourages quality patient outcomes. 
  • Describes FGC programs, services and eligibility requirements in laymen’s terms to people struggling with opioid and alcohol addiction and those at risk of overdosing, as well as family members or friends of people struggling with addiction, informing and assisting them to gain immediate access to treatment.
  • Communicates daily with FGC hospital-based medical detox staff, with the medication assisted recovery mobile van team, with FGC program managers at our MAR outpatient centers, and intake staff at all program locations, to coordinate access to treatment and broker transportation of community referrals to FGC service locations.
  • Maintains a daily work activities log that includes a listing of all prospective client names and contact phone numbers, referral status [i.e.: ‘in progress’ or ‘completed’], and communities visited.
  • Accurately completes the official FGC Community Intervention Billing log and submits on a weekly basis.



Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00a - 4:30p)

Start Date: ASAP

Work Location: 2630 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL



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

Experience and Skills:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:   A Bachelor’s degree in a related field and prior experience in the behavioral healthcare and/or community relations arena is 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.