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Ascension Health Counselor-Substance Abuse- Chemical Dependency - Part time EVENINGS in Des Plaines, Illinois

We Are Hiring

ASCENSION Health - HOLY FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER; is an award-winning health system committed to delivering compassionate care to nearly 6.6 million residents in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs

ASCENSION HOLY FAMLY MEDICAL CENTER, located in DES PLAINES, IL i s looking for a compassionate, professional and Master's prepared Counselor or SOCIAL WORKER for our Chemical Dependency unit.


  • Part time - 12:30 - 9 p.m. = 20 hrs a week

  • Every other weekend

  • Rotating holidays

    We Offer You :

  • Competitive wages

  • Affordable medical and dental

  • Retirement match

  • PTO and paid holidays

  • Significant professional opportunities

  • Comprehensive training

  • Wellness program

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life and legal benefits

  • And so much more!


    As the only faith-based long-term acute care facility in Illinois, our award-winning hospital specializes in caring for patients with medically complex conditions. We also offer a wide range of outpatient medical services, including Keys to Recovery — our comprehensive substance abuse health center. Since 1961, we have served Chicago’s northwest suburban communities with the highest level of personalized, compassionate care. We’re here for you, always. In sickness and in health. ®


    This Licensed Counselor role is eligible for a $2,500 sign-on bonus , provided you successfully complete all pre-employment requirements subject to the terms and conditions of the offer. Former associates of six months are not eligible.

What You Will Do

Provide substance abuse counseling services.

  • Provide assigned patient counseling services and case management.

  • Systematically and continually assess the patient's coping mechanisms and progress.

  • Utilize appropriate teaching methods and/or referral sources.

  • Coordinate patient's discharge planning needs and readiness for discharge with other healthcare members.

What You Will Need

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • One or more of the following required:

  • Clinical Counselor credentialed from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

  • Counselor credentialed from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

  • Social Worker specializing in Clinical Practice credentialed from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) credentialed from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

  • Counselor specializing in Addiction credentialed from the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IADAPCA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. Required or eligible for certification within one year.

  • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) preferred.


  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Technical degree required.

Additional Preferences

Master's Degree in behavioral health discipline (counseling, social work, psychology) LPC/LCPC or LSW/LCSW preferred CADC preferred Prior experience working in residential/PHP/IOP levels of care preferred Prior experience working with first responders a plus

Why Join Our Team

Ascension Illinois, one of the largest health systems in Illinois, with 15 hospitals and over 150 sites of care, serves over 6.6 million residents in the greater Chicagoland area. A career at Ascension means you join a team of over 150,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all.

Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Ascension will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster: is the Law Poster SupplementPlease note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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