Current Employment Positions

Counselor - Substance Abuse - Joliet

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-821939
  • Job Location: Joliet, IL
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: July 22, 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. Family Guidance Centers Inc. offers opportunities for individuals with an interested in behavioral health. 


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

1st $500.00: after 30 days of employment

2nd $500.00: after 6 months of employment

Essential Duties:

  • Complete SAMMS intake assessments for new patients.
  • Complete an individualized treatment plan for each patient on caseload, addressing all needs identified in the psychosocial assessment.
  • Provide group and individual sessions to patients in accordance with their treatment plan problems, goals, and objectives.
  • Properly document all services provided, summarize the patient's status and ongoing treatment needs in individualized progress notes per instructed regulations and policies.
  • Review and evaluate patients’ progress and continued stay in treatment in relation to measurable goals and objectives described in treatment and care plans.
  • Modify treatment plans to comply with changes in patient status.
  • Plan and assist with the implementation of aftercare and continuing recovery plans once patients are discharged from treatment programs.
  • Work with patient and other staff, when necessary, to deescalate and assist with patient emergencies and crisis situations.
  • Coordinate care with legal, law enforcement, and treatment professionals, both within and outside the agency, to help ensure patient needs are met and increase positive treatment outcomes.
  • Participate in any treatment team staffings.
  • Make appropriate patient referrals to outside agencies for the provision of ancillary services.
  • Develop a working knowledge of FGC applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Knowledgeable of patient rights and ensures an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity, and well-being of all patients in a safe, secure environment.
  • Assist with the collection of toxicology specimens, as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Schedule: Monday - Friday (6:30a - 3:00p) with rotating Saturdays

Start Date: ASAP

Work Location: 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet, IL




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

Experience and Skills:

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree (or higher) and prior substance abuse treatment experience preferred. Will consider relevant internship experience in lieu of paid employment.

Certification, Licensure, Registrations: Licensure (LPC, LCPC, LSW, LCSW) or CADC certification preferred, and required within two years of starting work as a counselor. Clearances from CFS 689 Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System, and CFS 708-C Background Check for Non-Licensed Contract Staff or Copy/Paste Requirements here

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.