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Verified Pay $18 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Rockford, Illinois

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Job Description

$2,000 sign-on bonus that is paid out within the first 9 months!

Experience the Rosecrance difference with our newly enhanced pay rates!

Our job is hope.

Join a purpose-driven community of champions.

Position Purpose:

Entry level clinical position working in the addiction field. Our Unit Specialists provide a therapeutic environment to our clients by leading groups, activities and lectures. This position is a great way to gain experience in the substance abuse field. The Unit Specialist role is a great opportunity for continuing education by obtaining the certified alcohol and other drug abuse counselor certificate (CADC).

Job Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED and one year of addiction treatment experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Certified Addictions Counselor or able to be certified within 24 months
  • Valid Illinois driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Skilled in behavioral management techniques
  • Ability to coordinate and present lectures for patients, parents and community resources

Essential Responsibilities:

• Supervise and manage the behavior of the clients and provide appropriate behavioral interventions and consequences.

• Implement therapeutic activities.

• Coordinate and supervise patient recreational activities.

• Monitor assigned patients by consulting with the primary counselor in developing and implementing the individual treatment plan and scheduling individual sessions to assist the patients with AA step work and treatment plan objectives.

• Ensure that patient service records are maintained consistent with required rules and regulations.

• Develop and present all patient lectures listed on the clients lecture schedule.

• Observe, monitor and record group dynamics.

• Facilitate focal group discussion sessions.

• General cleaning duties as required.

• Consult with the members of the treatment team and plan daily therapeutic direction for designated shift.

• Read all logs and obtain pertinent information from staff of previous shifts, counselors, teachers, etc.

• If designated, monitor self-administration of medicine by patients and record information on medical log.

• Oversee the neatness of the unit and the proper use of the equipment and supplies and inform the proper person when supplies or repairs are indicated.

• Serve as a member of the Clinical Team and participate in all team meetings and activities.

• Understand and comply with all of the principles established by the Rosecrance Corporate Compliance Program and Code of conduct.

• Perform all responsibilities in compliance with the mission, vision, values and expectations of Rosecrance.

• Deliver exceptional customer service consistently to every customer.

• Serve as a role model for other staff, patients and customers and demonstrate positive guest relations in representing Rosecrance.


  • Sunday-Thursday 7:00am-3:30pm

Pay: Based on education, experience, and credentials

  • Starting pay HS/GED - $18/hr.
  • Starting pay Associates - $18/hr.
  • Starting pay Bachelors - $18/hr.
  • Additional $.50/hr. with CADC certification

Work Location: Rosecrance Harrison Campus – Rockford, IL

Benefits: Rosecrance values its employees and offers a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Salary based on education, experience, and credentials
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance with multiple plan options to meet your needs
  • 401(k) plan with employer match and discretionary employer contribution
  • Group Life Insurance including LTD and AD&D
  • Tuition assistance and licensure/certification reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off, sick time, bereavement leave
  • Referral program earning up to $1,000 per hire!
  • Wellness plan with certain facilities offering an on-site gym

About Us:

Rosecrance has been at the forefront of providing behavioral health services for over a century. Our mission is to empower individuals and families to overcome substance abuse and mental health challenges through evidence-based therapies and compassionate care. Join us in our mission to foster lasting recovery and transform lives.

We are committed to providing careers that make a difference in the lives of the people we serve and the people we employ. We do this through the work we do, our core mission and values, our employee resources, and especially through our purpose-driven community of opportunity and hope.

Health and Safety:

Committed to upholding a drug-free environment, we prioritize the safety and well-being of both our employees and those under our care. Our zero-tolerance policy extends to all forms of drug use, including marijuana. As a part of our hiring process, candidates are required to undergo an occupational health screening, further ensuring the safety and security of our workplace community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Rosecrance is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Our hiring decisions are based solely on qualifications, skills, and experience relevant to the requirements of the position.

Rosecrance proudly participates in the AARP Employer Pledge Program and is a partner of MSEP (Military Spouse Employment Partnership).