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Recovery Support Specialist / RC - Springfield

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-839115
  • 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: December 08, 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 that treats and prevents substance abuse, as well as an array of other related problems. Family Guidance Centers Inc. offers opportunities for individuals with an interest in behavioral health. 


Recovery Support Specialist Essential Duties:

  • Promotes positive customer service culture which encourages quality patient outcomes and promotes staff retention
  • Conduct recovery oriented and educational groups under the direction of the Program Manager and Milieu Manager
  • Engage patients in treatment through motivational interviewing and motivational enhancement techniques
  • Assist with monitoring patient engagement and communicate with the treatment team regarding patient attendance, participation and any barriers or needs to support treatment involvement
  • Document services provided in the individual patient record in a timely fashion and in accordance with IL. DASA, Federal and FGC standards
  • Participate in supervision with assigned supervisor as well as appropriate continuing education activities related to care management and maintenance of relevant certification or licensure


Residential Coordinator (RC) Essential Duties:

  • Process incoming patients including basic orientation to program rules
  • Assists case manager/counselor with client activities by implementing scheduled and/or requested activities
  • Complete inventory inspection of incoming and outgoing clothing and supplies to ensure FGC policy and procedures are followed and maintained
  • Coordinate and relay pertinent information between staff members throughout shifts and during shift changes
  • Monitor self-administration of medications by clients and document in SAMMS, MAR/PRN log according to regulations
  • Recognizes deviations from normal and is able to correct the deviation
  • Performs room and facility checks, at varying intervals, to ensure client’s comfort, safety, and well-being
  • Supervise and manage the behavior of clients and provide appropriate behavioral interventions and consequences
  • Performs all drug screen services to clients, including but not limited to urine analysis and oral swabs
  • Oversee the neatness of the unit and proper use of equipment and supplies and inform the proper person when supplies or repairs




Schedule: Tuesday - Saturday (1st Shift or 2nd Shift) with rotating Sundays

Start Date: ASAP

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




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

Experience and Skills:

Education and/or Experience: Associate degree (or higher) in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or a related field preferredExperience in/with substance use, detox programs, medication-assisted treatment, behavioral healthcare and/or community relations  encouraged to apply .

Certification, Licensure, Registrations: IAODAPCA Certified Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor (CADC)  required or able to obtain within two (2) years of hire date; IAODAPCA Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) 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