Chestnut Health Systems is seeking a full-time Substance Use
Counselor to work at our Belleville, IL locations, servicing the
Metro East and St. Louis, MO areas.
Chestnut Health Systems is a leading provider of behavioral and
primary health care services. Over four decades, Chestnut has grown
to over 700 committed, compassionate employees providing substance
use, mental health and primary care treatment to patients in
Central and Southern Illinois. 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 U.S.A.
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Support and model Recovery Value of Hope by maintaining a
strength-based approach, encouraging clients and advocating for
Support and model Recovery Value of Respect by speaking to clients
and colleagues assertively, answering their questions to the best
of our ability, treating others with unconditional positive regard
and dignity, speaking with a calm tone of voice, and using the
Support and model Recovery Value of Empowerment by offering support
and guidance and yet allowing clients to make and learn from their
own choices without being punitive, avoiding power struggles,
including clients input into treatment planning, daily scoring and
Support and model Recovery Value of Health/Wellness by modeling and
encouraging clients to engage in healthy eating, physical exercise,
and healthy coping strategies. Take responsibility for the
cleanliness of the unit/building.
Support and model Recovery Value of Spirituality/Connectedness by
maintaining positive and healthy relationships with colleagues and
clients, encouraging teamwork and supporting colleagues and
clients. Assist clients in finding ways to build their own
spirituality and connectedness in recovery according to their own
Demonstrate understanding of adolescent development and trauma
throughout interactions with clients, assignments/homework given
and expectations set.
Be knowledgeable of and adhere to ASAM criteria, SUPR Rule 2060,
and DSM 5.
Conduct diagnostic and assessment evaluations with clients and
their families and write biopsychosocial reports to address
diagnosis and patient placement criteria as needed.
Complete Columbia Suicide Severity Risk Assessments and Vanderbilt
Screenings according to policy and appropriateness.
Develop Master Treatment Plans (MTP) and determine continuing care
plans with the clients.
Provide individual, family and group counseling and rehabilitation
services to client and their families (all levels, including
advanced or specialized therapy skills) using evidence-base
practices (ACRA, CRA, CRAFT, MI, Seeking Safety) Facilitate skills
and educational groups as required by the program.
Maintain thorough documentation of all services provided within the
Maintain regular contact with each client’s collaterals.(such as
probation, family, psychiatrist) Demonstrate proficient computer
skills to perform job duties.
Function as a team member, attend meetings, client staffing,
participate in program development activities and provide support
and backup to other team members as necessary.
Participate in professional training and educational activities in
order to achieve/maintain professional development and upgrade
knowledge/skills, including initial training and competencies, and
achieving A-CRA/CRA certification and maintenance of fidelity
according to policy.
Meet or exceed productivity expectations as determined by
Demonstrate knowledge of and sensitivity to individual’s cultural
beliefs and values.
Recognized by the Program and Clinical Directors as a peer leader
to informally advise staff (clinical mentor) and provide clinical
guidance to less experienced staff.
Promote Chestnut’s culture of customer service excellence through
the adherence to Chestnut’s behavioral standards for customer
Maintain and protect confidentiality and security of all
organizational information gained in the course of performing job
responsibilities including, but not limited to, financial and
Other duties as assigned.
Must have a Masters degree in a human services field with
relevant experience and obtain a license as an LCSW, LCPC, LMFT or
obtain certification as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Counselor certification (CADC) within two (2) years from hire
Must be certified in Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach
(A-CRA) within one (1) year following training.
Must be certified in Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) within
two (2) years following CRA training.
Requires basic computer skills and experience to include MS Word,
MS Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat and an electronic medical record
Satisfactory completion of Chestnut’s background checking
This full-time position includes an excellent compensation and
benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, and
disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, generous paid time
off benefits, and more.
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Chestnut welcomes applications from qualified individuals with
EOE – Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled