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Counselor - Residential - Springfield

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:
  • Develops patient treatment plans and conducts continued stay review
  • Provides patient intakes and care (i.e. treatment planning, case coordination, staffing, aftercare planning and discharge)

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

  • Completes and maintains accurate records or reports regarding patients

  • Provides detailed documentation for submittal to insurance companies to obtain coverage

  • Assesses individual's degree of drug dependency by collecting and analyzing drug screening samples

  • Reviews and evaluates patients' progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment and care plans

  • Modifies treatment plans to comply with changes in patient status

  • Intervenes as an advocate for patients to resolve emergency problems in crisis situation

  • Counsels patients individually, or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes

  • Confers with family members or others close to patients to keep them informed of treatment planning and progress (written authorization by patient)

  • Counsels family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with and supporting patients (written authorization by patient)

  • Provides information about addiction issues and available services or programs

  • Plans and implements follow up or aftercare programs for patients to be discharged from treatment programs

  • Follows progress of discharged patients to determine effectiveness of treatments

  • Other duties as assigned

Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00a - 4:30p) with flexibility to accommodate agency needs

Start: ASAP

Work Location: 120 N. 11th St, Springfield IL 62703

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