• Counselor – Quincy

    Posted on January 23, 2019 by in
    January 22, 2019
    Job Type
    Certification Type
    Company Name
    Latasha Woodberry
    Your Name
    Latasha Woodberry
    Address 1
    727 Broadway


    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:

    Develop patient treatment plans and conducts continued stay review based on research, clinical experience, and patients’ histories - using SAMMS assessment on computer.  Provide patient intakes, treatment planning, case coordination, staffing, aftercare planning and discharge with individual and group therapy for a full spectrum of referral sources.

    Provides direct clinical service to a full caseload, achieving a minimum of 20 billable hours weekly.

    Complete and maintain accurate records or reports regarding patients’ histories and progress, services provided, or other required information.

    Assess individual’s degree of drug dependency by collecting and analyzing drug screening samples.

    Interview patients, review records and confer with other professionals to evaluate individual’s mental health and physical condition and to determine their suitability for participation in a specific program.

    Review and evaluate patients’ progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment and care plans.

    Modify treatment plans to comply with changes in patient status.

    Intervene as an advocate for patients or patients to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.

    Counsel patients individually, or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes.

    Confer with family members or others close to patients to keep them informed of treatment planning and progress (written authorization by patient must be obtained – refer to Federal Confidentiality Regulations for substance abuse treatment).

    Counsels family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting patients (written authorization by patient must be obtained – refer to Federal Confidentiality Regulations for substance abuse treatment).

    Provide patients or family members with information about addiction issues and about available services or programs, making appropriate referrals when necessary.

    Plan or implement follow-up or aftercare programs for patients to be discharged from treatment programs.

    Maintains patient confidentiality at all times in accordance with 42 CFR and HIPAA regulations.

    Follow progress of discharged patients to determine effectiveness of treatments.

    Supervise or direct other workers providing services to patients.

    ·Performs tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, but may be altered or redesigned depending upon individual circumstances.


    Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Number of Openings: 1

    Start Date: January 2019

    Salary starting at $34,000

    Location: 727 Broadway Quincy, IL 62301

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

    Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or a related discipline from an accredited institution preferred. Master’s Degree preferred. Knowledge of ASAM Patient Placement criteria and regulatory stands is essential. Adaptability is necessary in working in a fast paced environment while interacting in a positive manner with other disciplines and clients. It is desirable to be proactive in solving problems and have an appreciation of continuous improvements concepts. Basic computer knowledge and ability to use clinical software is expected.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: A CADC is required. LPC, LSW, LCPC, or LCSW licensure preferred.

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