Current Employment Positions

Community Outreach Specialist - Wabash (PT)

  • Job Tracking ID: 512588-856010
  • Job Location: Chicago , IL
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: High School/GED
  • Job Type: Part-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: May 26, 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. 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
  • Directly engage with individuals experiencing substance use problems through street outreach and outreach/engagement services provided on-site at homeless shelters and drop-in centers in order to ensure connection to substance use and mental health treatment
  • As part of the community outreach team, the outreach team specialist provides information about treatment options, including medication- assisted recovery (MAR) services available in the community
  • Communicates daily with FGC medical staff with FGC's managers/admission staff at all program locations, to determine daily program census needs 
  • Develops formal relationships with the area behavioral healthcare providers, hospitals, clinics, and other social service agencies (i.e. DCFS providers, DHS local offices) to establish referral relationships and to effective process 
  • Presents FGC program descriptions and eligibility requirements to community leaders who represent local social service, church and political organizations 
  • Professionally represents FGC at community organization events, seminars and conferences 
  • Maintains a daily work activity log that includes a listing of all prospective client contacts, client referrals, community visits, meetings and conferences attended, and other relevant activities


Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00a - 1:00p) with flexibility

Start Date: ASAP

Work Location: 2630 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, 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: High School Diploma / GED required; Experience in/with substance use, detox programs, medication-assisted treatment, behavioral healthcare and/or community relations encouraged to apply.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: A valid Illinois Driver’s License and vehicle insurance required.

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.