Current Employment Positions

Counselor - MAT - Des Plaines

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-855809
  • Job Location: Des Plaines, IL
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: 2 year degree
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: May 23, 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, 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:

  • Complete SAMMS intake assessments for new patients    
  • Complete an individualized treatment plan for each patient on caseload, addressing all needs identified in the psychosocial assessment
  • Provide group and individual sessions to patients in accordance with their treatment plan problems, goals, and objectives
  • Properly document all services provided in individualized progress notes per SUPR, Joint Commission, and FGC regulations, standards, and policies, summarizing the patient’s status and ongoing treatment needs
  • Review and evaluate patients’ progress and continued stay in treatment in relation to measurable goals and objectives described in treatment and care plans. Modify treatment plans to comply with changes in patient status
  • Plan and assist with the implementation of aftercare and continuing recovery plans once patients are discharged from treatment programs
  • Work with patient and other staff, when necessary, to deescalate and assist with patient emergencies and crisis situations
  • Coordinates care with other treatment providers, DCFS, probation/parole, and others as necessary, to help ensure patient needs are met and increase positive treatment outcomes
  • Participate in any treatment team staffings
  • Make appropriate patient referrals to outside agencies for the provision of ancillary services
  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times in accordance with 42 CFR and HIPAA regulations
  • Develop a working knowledge of FGC applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Other duties as assigned



Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (6:30a - 3:00p) with one Saturday per month (7:30a - 10:00a)

Start Date: ASAP

Work Location: 484 Lee St, Des Plaines, 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 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.