Chestnut Health Systems

Recovery Support Technician

Location US-IL-Pontoon Beach
Job ID
# Positions
Regular Full-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 full-time Recovery Support Technician to work 2nd shift Sunday – Thursday for our Pontoon Beach, IL location, servicing the Metro East and St. Louis, MO areas.


  • Provide for referral, linkage and advocacy to recommended community resources especially involving natural supports, internal program referrals as well as external services and discharge placements to promote self-sufficiency and independence, when possible.
  • Model, practice and promote the recovery model of treatment including trauma-informed care, hope, respect, empowerment, health and wellness and spirituality and connectedness by assisting consumers with regaining control over their own lives through self-directed recovery.
  • Provide services identified in treatment, recovery and safety plan that are consumer driven and meet the program requirements.


  • Must have lived experience
  • Must be at least 21 years of age; possess a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must 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 personal recovery experience willing to appropriately discuss his or her own recovery journey.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, private automobile insurance and be insurable (when applicable).
  • Requires basic computer skills and experience to include MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat and electronic medical record (EMR).
  • Satisfactory completion of Chestnut’s background checking process.

The 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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