Current Employment Positions

Recovery Support Specialist - RSC - Manteno - 1st Shift

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-844402
  • Job Location: Manteno, IL
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: 2 year degree
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: March 06, 2023
  • 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. 


Essential Duties:

  • Participate as a member of the Manteno Transition Team (Assessment Specialists, Care Coordinators, RSS, Peer Specialists) to ensure efficient completion of patient assessment, admission and discharge processes
  • Taking inquiry information from prospective patients
  • Scheduling assessments and conducting assessments
  • Supporting referrals to recovery homes or sober living environments
  • Creating discharge recovery plans in consultation with assigned counselors
  • Engage patients in treatment through motivational interviewing and motivational enhancement techniques
  • Develop individualized Recovery Plans with patients that emphasize relapse prevention strategies and use of natural supports in patient’s community
  • Assist with monitoring patient engagement and communicate with the treatment team regarding patient attendance, participation and any barriers or needs to support treatment involvement
  • Conduct recovery coaching group sessions and individual recovery support sessions providing recovery and relapse prevention education and support
  • Provide education both in group and individual settings on the appropriate use of medication assisted treatment (e.g., methadone, Vivitrol)
  • Provide employment coaching in individual and group settings to assist patients (e.g., identify experience and skills, appropriate potential places of employment/ job training services, resume building, etc.)
  • Document services provided in the individual patient record in a timely fashion and in accordance with IL.SUPR, Federal and FGC standards
  • Consult with care coordinators and the treatment team regarding patient needs for support related to housing, medical, dental, transportation, childcare, mental health or other needs
  • Other duties as assigned



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

Start Date: ASAP

Work Location: 333 W Evergreen St, Manteno, IL



Family Guidance Centers, Inc. is a Drug Free Environment (including THC and/or CBD) and an Equal Opportunity Employer

Experience and Skills:

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

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  IAODAPCA Certified Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor (CADC)  required or able to obtain within allotted time from hire date; IAODAPCA Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS)  encouraged to apply

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