Behavioral Health Outreach Specialist / Part-Time As Needed
Company: Chestnut Health Systems
Posted on: November 20, 2023
Chestnut Health Systems is seeking three part-time Behavioral
Health Outreach Specialists to work with the public transit systems
in the St. Louis Metro Area (Missouri and Illinois) to identify and
help riders who need primary and behavioral healthcare.
Chestnut is a leading provider of behavioral and primary health
care services. Over four decades, Chestnut has grown to more than
700 committed, compassionate employees providing substance use,
mental health and primary care treatment to patients in Central and
Southern Illinois and Missouri. We provide fully integrated care
for all of our patients by combining behavioral health care
services with our community-based primary care health centers.
Chestnut also conducts research and training throughout the
**Please note to be considered for a position you must attach a
resume, complete the application, and answer all screening
Work on assigned MetroLink train or location, in either IL or MO,
in collaboration with Transit District Ambassadors, Bi-State
Security, applicable police departments and sheriff's deputies to
identify riders in need of behavioral and physical health
Use Recovery and Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) philosophies to work
with riders and colleagues; including hope, respect, empowerment,
health/wellness and spirituality/connectedness, and
Engage riders in dialogue to learn their strengths, needs,
preferences, cultural context, concerns and barriers; prompt
conversations consistently to develop therapeutic alliances.
Utilize incentives when a need arises that can be met.
Provide crisis intervention including crisis assessments and crisis
counseling, when indicated.
Provide situational problem solving and skill development using an
evidenced based approach such as Community Reinforcement Approach
(CRA) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), utilizing the
available vehicle for a private space, to meet with
Screen riders for needed and desired services and resources.
Transport riders to available services, coordinate openings with
Chestnut's Central Access department and/or intake departments at
other agencies/businesses, including mental health, substance use,
primary care and other needed services. Ensure follow up
appointments are scheduled and attended, as needed.
Transport and link riders to all needed and available resources,
advocating for resource when needed.
Complete required data entry and paperwork in accordance with
program and agency policies and procedures, including but not
limited to opening requirements, screenings, assessments, wellness
plans, progress notes and any other funder requirements: 100% of
screenings, assessments and wellness plans to be completed prior to
progress notes and any other required data entry or paperwork
submitted within forty-eight hours of the delivery of the
funder data gathering to occur daily and submitted at supervisor
requested intervals, and
Incentive usage and receipt tracking to occur daily.
Promote positive interactions within Chestnut and with the
community, especially with MetroLink riders, ambassadors, security
and officers/deputies, in order to sustain a favorable program
Attend meetings and staffings, participate in program development
activities and provide support and backup to other team members as
necessary, including: Attend and ensure supporting documentation of
Attend all mandatory Chestnut trainings, utilizing Relias when
Promote Chestnut's culture of customer service excellence through
the adherence to Chestnut's behavioral standards for customer
Maintain and protect confidentiality of all organizational
information gained in the course of performing job responsibilities
including, but not limited to, financial and consumer
Provide other duties as assigned, required or specifically
negotiated with supervisor.
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and five (5) years'
peer recovery, Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) policing, mental
health, substance use or other social service experience;
Or a bachelor's degree in a social service, criminal justice or
related field or a total of five (5) years' experience plus
Or a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS), Certified Recovery Support
Specialist (CRSS) or Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) in
good standing with the applicable state.
Preference for crisis intervention training.
Must have a valid driver's license, private automobile insurance
and be insurable.
Requires basic computer skills and experience to include MS Word,
MS Excel, Outlook and an electronic medical record (EMR).
Satisfactory completion of Chestnut's background checking
This part-time position includes eligibility for our retirement
savings plan and employee assistance program.
***For additional information and inquiries text "Chestnut" to
Chestnut welcomes applications from qualified individuals with
EOE - Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled
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