Chestnut Health Systems is seeking a full-time Youth and Family
Engagement Specialist to work at our Belleville, IL facility,
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.
**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 an assigned level of service
expectation, including facilitating support groups for consumer’s
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 and agency based treatment programs, especially focusing
on teaching and assisting families with accessing transportation
providers, housing assistance, special education services, social
security and medical insurance.
Promote positive interactions within Chestnut and with the
community to sustain a favorable program reputation, especially
related to familial systems and advocating cooperatively with
multiple systems of care.
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 recovery-oriented caregiver support and assist with
overall assessment and coordination of consumer care, in the
natural or presenting environment, as appropriate.
Educate caregivers, providers and community members about the needs
of children with mental health challenges and the available
services at Chestnut Health System.
Assume leadership roles on a regular basis with little to no
guidance and oversight.
Maintain and protect confidentiality of all organizational
information gained in the course of performing job responsibilities
including, but not limited to, financial and consumer
Understand Systems of Care and implement a family/youth voice
committee in St. Clair County.
Promote Chestnut’s culture of customer service excellence through
the adherence to Chestnut’s behavioral standards for customer
Provide other duties as required, assigned, or specifically
negotiated with supervisor.
Must have a bachelor’s degree and five (5) years’ supervised
mental health experience; Or a master’s degree in counseling,
psychology, social work or related field with less than 1,000 hours
of supervised mental health experience.
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