Chestnut Health Systems

Residential Recovery Technician

US-IL-Granite City
Job ID
# Positions
Regular Part-Time
Mental Health


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.


Chestnut Health Systems is seeking a part-time Residential Recovery Technician to work every Friday and Saturday overnight at our Granite City, IL location, servicing the Metro East and St. Louis, MO areas.


  • Complete required paperwork on each consumer in accordance with program and agency policies and procedures, including but not limited to, Chestnut’s opening paperwork, mental health assessments, individual treatment plans, progress notes, and applicable grant requirements; including the use of recovery language.
  • Provide services identified in individual treatment plan that are consumer driven and integrate evidence based practice concepts, including motivational interviewing and therapeutic alliance.
  • Promote the recovery model of treatment including hope, respect, empowerment, health/wellness and spirituality/connectedness by assisting consumers with regaining control over their own lives through self-directed recovery.
  • Provide for referral and linkage to recommended community resources especially involving support networks and co-occurring disorders.
  • Provide advocacy, both consumer and system centered, to ensure that basic rights of consumers are protected and promote consumer self-advocacy.
  • Assist consumers to identify individual strengths, resources, preferences, choices and natural supports.
  • Assist and support consumers with active rehabilitation by teaching skills that empower and build capacity within themselves.
  • Promote positive interactions with the community to sustain a favorable program reputation including serving as a liaison with landlords and Chestnut on behalf of the consumers to make certain compliance with maintenance, safety and funding issues to ensure proper coordination.
  • Function as a team member, attend meetings and consumer staffings, participate in program development activities and provide support and backup to other team members as necessary.
  • Provide basic first aid to consumers as indicated.
  • Answer in-coming phone calls and messages, receive and distribute mail, and observe video surveillance equipment where applicable, to resolve all inquiries as indicated.
  • Develop a working knowledge of the Mental Health Code and Confidentiality Act and its application to consumer services.
  • 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 consumer information.
  • Provide other duties as required, assigned, or specifically negotiated with supervisor.


  • Must be as least 21 years of age, possess a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent; have demonstrated skills in human services and in the field of services to adults.
  • Must also have demonstrated the ability to work within the organization structure and accept supervision, and have demonstrated the ability to work constructively with consumers, treatment resources and the community. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, private automobile insurance and be insurable.
  • Satisfactory completion of Chestnut’s background checking process.

This part-time position includes eligibility for our retirement savings plan with company match, and employee assistance program.


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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