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Mental Health Therapist - Joliet

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-853318
  • Job Location: Joliet, IL
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: Masters Degree
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: April 26, 2023
  • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 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. We value an essential work-life balance for our employees, provides opportunities of advancement, Military/Veteran friendly, encouraging, and making a difference.


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.



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

Start Date: ASAP

Work Location: 2400 Glenwood Ave, Joliet, 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: Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field is  required; Experience in/with substance use, detox programs, medication-assisted treatment, behavioral healthcare and/or community relations  encouraged to apply.

Certification, Licensed, Registrations: State of Illinois LPC, LSW preferred; LCSW, LCPC encouraged to apply

Job Benefits:

Our organization values each employee and works to provide a comprehensive benefit package (health, dental, vision, and life insurance), 401k pension plans, vacation time, sick time, and personal days. We also offer paid holidays, free parking at designated locations, opportunities for advancement, and more.