Chestnut Health Systems

  • Clinician (Youth and Family Support Services)

    Location US-IL-Belleville
    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 Clinician (Youth and Family Support Services) to work at our Belleville, 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 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, in a variety of settings, identified in treatment/recovery/safety plan that are consumer driven and meet the program requirements, including maintaining a minimum of 65% productivity of available time.
    • 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 documentation.
    • Provide for referral, linkage and advocacy to recommended community resources especially assisting consumers and families with applicable family resources.
    • Promote positive interactions within Chestnut and with the community, to sustain a favorable program reputation and maintain contact with the youth’s family, significant others, school personnel, probation officers, and others involved, as needed.
    • 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 services in the youth’s natural setting, when appropriate, including assigned school districts.
    • Offer all therapy services appropriate for each family system, including individual, family and/or group.
    • Provide early intervention and mental health services to children 4-17 that have parents who will resume primary parenting roles following incarceration, and to their support systems through Chestnut’s EICIP program.
    • Respond to crisis locations within 90 minutes and provide immediate crisis intervention leading to deflection or hospitalization through Chestnut’s SASS program.
    • Facilitate meetings between service providers, especially court and probation, and attend regional MHJJ meetings through Chestnut’s MHJJ program.
    • Assume leadership roles with little to no guidance.
    • Maintain and protect confidentiality of all organization information gained in the course of performing job responsibilities including, but not limited to, financial and consumer information.
    • Provide other duties as assigned, required or specifically negotiated with supervisor.


    • Must have a master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work or related field with more than 1,000 hours of supervised mental health experience.
    • 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 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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