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Addictions Counselor

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois Des Plaines, IL
  • Posted: 14 days ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, Dental

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI), is a leading not-for-profit organization providing healing, justice and wholeness to people and communities. For over 150 years, LSSI has made a difference in the lives of children and families, and we're still a strong, viable presence in the State of Illinois, continuing that commitment to making a difference.

  • LSSI has an opening for an Addictions counselor/case manager in the Intact Family Recovery program, at our Des Plaines office.
  • Employee works in collaboration with a child welfare partner, provides intensive, home-based clinical and case management services to women referred by DCFS who have given birth to a substance-exposed infant.
  • Other referrals may be made of families with significant drug usage indicating risk of harm to affected children.
  • Services include substance abuse assessments, treatment planning, individual counseling, referral/linkage, crisis intervention, drug screens and other advocacy.
  • Also works in collaboration with DCFS, Juvenile Court and other community service agencies.

What We Offer:

  • A CWEL sign-on BONUS If you possess a valid CWEL upon hire!
  • Monetary Incentive Rewards
  • Flexible schedules
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Benefit plans
  • Generous Vacation time
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Training
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • 403b, EAP and
  • The Opportunity to become a part of a fantastic team of Child Welfare professional! There's more!


Identified candidates will possess the following qualifications:Come be a part of this challenging and rewarding environment!

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services -related major strongly preferred.
  • Also must possess a minimum of CARS certification with CADC certification strongly preferred.
  • CADC must be obtained within two years at maximum.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, pregnancy, any other characteristic protected by law.

Key Words: Addiction Counselor, Counselor, Social Services, Human Services, Medical Health Services, Mental Health, Rehabilitation Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, Not for Profit, NonProfit, NFP.

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

Why Work Here?

Great place to work if you want to make a difference.

About Us Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) is one of the largest statewide providers of social services. Our dedicated staff help children, adults, and seniors to transform their lives. We provide services to one of every 300 people in Illinois! Our skilled and diverse workforce has a passion for making a difference—in our clients’ lives and in the social services field. We provide foundational tools and professional development to help staff strengthen the impact of their work and further their careers. LSSI uses a whole person philosophy of care and leads the way in applying innovation and best practices in our programs. Our services include foster care, family intervention, early childhood education, mental health, counseling, addiction treatment, support for people with disabilities, affordable senior housing, home care for older adults, and re-entry programs for formerly incarcerated individuals. Whether you are an experienced professional, a recent college grad, reentering the workforce, or just starting out, consider a career with LSSI. We have over 50 offices across Illinois. Be a part of our team and make a difference! A wide variety of rewarding opportunities await you at LSSI! Join the Lutheran Social Services of Illinois Talent Network today! What is a Talent Network? Joining our Talent Network will enhance your job search and application process. Whether you choose to apply or just leave your information, we look forward to staying connected with you. Why Join? Receive alerts with new job opportunities that match your interests Share job opportunities with family and friends through Social Media or email

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