Chestnut Health Systems

  • Recovery Support Specialist

    Location US-IL-Granite City
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Regular Full-Time
    Mental Health
  • Overview

    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 Specialist for our Granite City, IL location, servicing the Metro East and St. Louis, MO areas.


    • Complete required data entry and paperwork in accordance with program and agency policies and procedures, including but not limited to phone screenings, opening requirements, progress notes and any other funder requirements.
    • Provide services identified in treatment/recovery/safety plan that are consumer driven and meet the program requirements.
    • Model, practice and 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.


    • Must have personal lived recovery experience willing to appropriately discuss his/her own recovery journey.
    • 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 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 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 (EMR).
    • 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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