Current Employment Positions

Counselor - Manteno

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-853974
  • Job Location: Manteno, IL
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: 2 year degree
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: June 02, 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. 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 positive customer service culture which encourages quality patient outcomes and promotes staff retention
  • Assists in performing comprehensive psychosocial assessments with patients in order to determine appropriate level of care and discharge planning needs
  • Conducts informational/educational sessions providing appropriate materials to educate patients on addiction recovery and aftercare options
  • Maintains current knowledge of resources available within the community, maintains supply of resource materials to be distributed to patients when needed
  • Completes appropriate forms and contacts all appropriate individuals to facilitate the transfer/linkage of patients to other community-based agencies and services
  • Ensures all referrals are linked through follow-up
  • Documents all relevant clinical information pertaining to patients based on assessment, education, and discharge planning activity
  • Prioritizes and organizes work according to the acuteness of the situations presented
  • Maintains good working relationships with Kankakee County law enforcement and staff
  • Attends in-house (FGC) and off-site trainings for continuing education, in order to expand knowledge, improve the quality of patient services, and to maintain licensure and/or certification at all times
  • Other duties as assigned




Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (9:00a - 5:30p)

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 Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or a related discipline from an accredited institution  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 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.