Chestnut Health Systems

Prevention Specialist

Job ID
# Positions
Regular Full-Time
Substance Abuse


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, as well as provides employee assistance programs internationally.


Chestnut Health Systems is seeking a full-time Prevention Specialist at our Belleville, IL location, servicing the Metro East and St. Louis, MO areas.


  • Plan and implement presentations and Youth Prevention Education curriculum for youth.
  • Plan and implement programs for adults.
  • Develop and distribute educational materials.
  • Participate in collaborations.
  • Coordinate activities and trainings.
  • Assist in developing, conducting, and analyzing needs assessments.
  • Conduct program evaluations.
  • Promote media campaigns. 
  • Travel to various schools and other locations within the site plan area for meetings, curriculum implementation, outreach, and other grant-related activities.
  • Prepare program documentation and reports.
  • Fulfill agency responsibilities related to staff development, agency meetings and committees and other responsibilities as designated by supervisor.
  • 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 client information.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Position requires either a Bachelor’s degree in education or a behavioral health related field with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience; or a Master’s degree in a behavioral health related field with one (1) year experience.
  • Requires good organizational skills and verbal and written communication skills. Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) preferred. 
  • Requires knowledge of school and community based prevention, prevention theory and strategies, and substance abuse and related research.
  • Must have experience in public speaking and will include classroom presentations to middle school students in the service area. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, private automobile insurance and be insurable. Position requires ability to travel to schools and other locations in the site plan area. 
  • Must obtain DCFS CANTS Child Abuse Clearance.
  • Satisfactory completion of Chestnut's background checking process.

This full-time position includes an excellent compensation and benefits package including health, dental, life, and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan with company match, generous paid time off benefits, and more.


For immediate consideration, please see us at


Chestnut welcomes applications from qualified individuals with recovery experience.


EOE - Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled


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