Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree (or higher) and prior substance abuse treatment experience preferred. Relevant internship experience will be considered 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 from CFS 689, Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System, and CFS 708-C Background Check for Non-Licensed Contract Staff.
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 is currently seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse with some experience with drug treatment as well as clinical experience.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Completes comprehensive psychosocial assessment of new patients and makes an informed, clinical placement decision regarding the appropriate program and level of care.
Completes an individualized treatment plan for each patient on caseload, addressing all needs identified in the psychosocial assessment.
Provides group and individual sessions to patients in accordance with their treatment plan problems, goals, and objectives.
Properly documents 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.
Reviews and evaluates 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.
Plans and assists 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 legal, law enforcement, and treatment professionals, both within and outside the agency, to help ensure patient needs are met and increase positive treatment outcomes. This would include Will County representatives, Safe Passage program contacts, and others.
Participates in any treatment team staffings.
Makes appropriate patient referrals to outsider agencies for the provision of ancillary services.
Maintains patient confidentiality at all times in accordance with 42 CFR and HIPAA regulations.
Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.
Location: 333 W. Evergreen Street, Manteno, IL 60950
Start Date: ASAP
Family Guidance Centers, Inc. is a Drug Free Environment, An Equal Opportunity Employer