Chestnut Health Systems

  • Community Support Specialist; Full-Time; Days

    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 Community Support Specialist for our Community Support Services program providing services to adults experiencing chronic mental health symptoms and/or co-occurring symptoms in St. Claire County, IL location.


    **Please note to be considered for a position you must attach a resume, complete the application, and answer all screening questions. 


    • Educating and building skills of daily living (i.e. including hygiene, grocery shopping, laundry)
    • Providing for referral, linkage and advocacy to recommended community resources especially involving hospitals, state & federal aid agencies, court systems, physician offices, food pantries, landlords and local churches/charities
    • Assistance trying to locate housing and or shelter
    • Identification of personal recovery/develop personal recovery plan
    • Support and advocacy
    • Assistance linking to resources in community
    • Assistance linking to primary or specialized care
    • Assistance with public entitlements (i.e. SSA, Medicaid)
    • Medication education and monitoring
    • Skill building in the natural setting (70% of services are done in client’s home/community)
    • Crisis intervention and education on how to manage crisis situations
    • Education on psychiatric diagnosis and treatment options
    • Discussion of stigma
    • Family support and education
    • Community-based therapy
    • Representative payee ship


    • Must have a bachelor’s degree and five (5) years supervised mental health experience; or a master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work or related field with less than 1,000 hours of supervised mental health experience. 
    • 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).
    • Must possess clinical and case management skills, work from a team approach, have good time management, good communication and organizational skills, be able to display positive interactions with colleagues and other community representatives.
    • Must be supportive of working in a recovery-oriented environment. (Professional/Technical Band)
    • 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


    ***For additional information and inquiries text "Chestnut" to 97211


    Chestnut welcomes applications from qualified individuals with recovery experience.


    EOE - Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled



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