Current Employment Positions

Mental Health Therapist - Chicago

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-842220
  • Job Location: Chicago, IL
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: Masters Degree
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: January 27, 2023
  • 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.


Essential Duties:

  • Promotes a positive customer service culture which encourages quality patient outcomes and promotes staff retention
  • Reviews assessed case management needs as expressed by clients and as indicated on the client treatment plan
  • Documentation of an Admission Note summarizing the clients’ identifying information, presenting problem, history of present problem, provisional diagnosis, safety precautions, the medical necessity of treatment and treatment plan recommendations.
  • Re-assessment per Medicaid Title 132 guidelines for ongoing patients.
  • Construction and documentation of a timely individualized treatment plan (ITP) in conjunction with the client, and their guardian, in the event they have a court-appointed guardian or are a minor, addressing the clinical needs identified in the assessment process, coordination of care and discharge planning needs. This ITP shall be reviewed and approved by an LPHA.
  • Timely revision/modification of the ITP as the client moves through the treatment process.
  • Provision of individual, group, couples/family counseling as driven by the needs identified in the assessment process and as indicated in the individualized treatment plan.
  • Timely documentation of therapy in progress notes summarizing for each session; goals and objectives addressed, clinical interventions, client response to interventions, and continued therapy plan.
  • Provision of mental health case management to facilitate linkage to and ongoing coordination and support for needed services and supports in patients’ community environment.
  • Crisis intervention when indicated including immediate coordination of indicated service given nature of crisis addressed.
  • Consistent engagement of clients including prompt follow up on attendance issues or barriers, on use of referrals made, etc.
  • Consistent collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team to support integrated care in regard to treatment process.


Schedule: Monday - Friday (7:00a - 3:30p) with Saturday rotation; flexibility to accommodate agency's needs

Start Date: ASAP

Work Location: 310 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60654




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

Experience and Skills:

Education and/or Experience: Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or a related discipline from an accredited institution required 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: IAODAPCA Certified Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor (CADC) certification or proven experience with substance use treatment  preferred; State of Illinois licensure (LPC, LSW, LCSW, or LCPC) preferred

Job Benefits:

Family Guidance Centers Inc. offers opportunities for individuals with an interest 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 are included in our PTO compensation package.