Chestnut Health Systems is seeking a full-time Community Support
Specialist for our Community Support Services program providing
services to adults experiencing chronic mental health symptoms
and/or co-occurring symptoms in St. Claire County, IL area.
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.
**Please note to be considered for a position you must attach a
resume, complete the application, and answer all screening
Complete required data entry and paperwork in accordance with
program and agency policies and procedures, including but not
limited to opening requirements, assessments, treatment/recovery
plans, progress notes and any other funder requirements: 100% of
assessments and treatment/recovery plans to be completed prior to
due dates and, 80% of progress notes and any other required data
entry or paperwork submitted within forty-eight hours of the
delivery of the service.
Provide services identified in treatment/recovery/safety plan
that are consumer driven and meet the program requirements,
including maintaining a minimum of 65% productivity of available
Promote the recovery model of treatment including trauma-informed
care, hope, respect, empowerment, health/wellness and
spirituality/connectedness by assisting consumers with regaining
control over their own lives through self-directed recovery;
including utilizing recovery language in all applicable
Provide for referral, linkage and advocacy to recommended community
resources especially involving hospitals, state & federal aid
agencies, court systems, physician offices, food pantries,
landlords and local churches/charities.
Promote positive interactions within Chestnut and with the
community, especially with staff at hospitals, medical offices,
court systems, and government agencies, to sustain a favorable
Attend meetings and consumer staffings, participate in program
development activities and provide support and backup to other team
members as necessary, including: Attending and ensuring supporting
documentation of 100% of monthly, required Rule 132 supervision if
not a LPHA, and Attending all mandatory Chestnut trainings and CEU
requirements if applicable.
Provide services in the most natural consumer environment, when
Maintain and protect confidentiality of all organizational
information gained in the course of performing job responsibilities
including, but not limited to, financial and consumer
Promote Chestnut’s culture of customer service excellence through
the adherence to Chestnut’s behavioral standards for customer
Provide other duties as assigned, required or specifically
negotiated with supervisor.
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and five years’
supervised mental health experience;
Or a bachelor’s degree in counseling, social work, education,
psychology or related human service field;
Or a bachelor’s degree in any other field with two (2) years’
supervised clinical experience in a mental health setting;
Or a certificate of psychiatric rehabilitation from a
DHS-approved program plus a high school diploma or equivalent and
two (2) years’ experience in providing mental health services;
Or a Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) in good
standing with the State of Illinois.
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, 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