• Counselor

    Posted on November 5, 2019 by in
    November 5, 2019
    Job Type
    Certification Type
    Company Name
    Family Guidance Centers
    Your Name
    Griselda Amaro
    Address 1
    333 Evergreen Street


    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.

    Family Guidance Centers Inc. offers opportunities for individuals with an interested in behavioral health. 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 11 paid holidays off are included in our paid time off compensation package.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    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. Is able to network to obtain other resources for patients as 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.

    Treats patients with respect and dignity and maintains and respects the confidentiality of all patients in accordance with 42 CFR and HIPAA regulations. Maintains a professional demeanor at all times.

    Maintains good working relationships with Grundy 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.

    Ability to use calendar and scheduling software, email, and agency’s clinical software program. Experience using desktop computers, copier, and fax machine.

    Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to performing tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, but may be altered or redesigned depending upon individual or programmatic circumstances.

    Work Location: Kankakee County Court

    Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm hours may vary depending on the needs of the agency

    Number of Openings: 1

    Start Date : ASAP

    Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree (or higher) and prior substance abuse treatment experience preferred. Will consider relevant internship experience in lieu of paid employment.

    Certification, Licensure, Registrations: Licensure (LPC, LCPC, LSW, LCSW) or CADC certification preferred, and required within two years of starting work as a counselor. Clearances fromCFS 689 Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System, and CFS 708-C Background Check for Non-Licensed Contract Staff.


    Family Guidance Centers, Inc is a Drug Free Environment, an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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