Current Employment Positions

Lead Counselor - SOR - Springfield - Stanton

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-845361
  • 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: March 06, 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 positive customer service culture which encourages quality patient outcomes and promotes staff retention
  • Provides input on program design, counselor performance and reviews, and performance improvement projects
  • Reports to Program Manager the appropriateness and timeliness of clinical documentation
  • Assists in daily operation of clinical programs
  • Maintains a caseload of approximately 50 patients
  • Completes weekly report of counselor billable hours
  • Completes monthly review of drug-free program discharge data
  • Provides training and orientation to all counselors
  • Coordinates and communicates with referral sources (DCFS, Probation) regarding participation and progress in treatment
  • Assist in the recruitment process with prospective candidates for open positions
  • Other duties as assigned


Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00a - 4:30p) with flexibility to accommodate the agency's needs

Start Date: ASAP

Work Location: 2924 Stanton St, Springfield, 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.

Certification, Licensure, Registrations: IAODAPCA Certified Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor (CADC) required  or able to obtain within allotted time of hire date

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.