Chestnut Health Systems

Substance Use Counselor / Full-Time / Days – some evenings may be required

Location US-MO-Hillsboro
Job ID
# Positions
Regular Full-Time
Substance Abuse


Are you ready to join a dynamic organization dedicated to improving the lives of others living with substance use disorders?  We’re looking to find someone who is driven to work as part of a team dedicated to providing the highest quality of client care and customer service.  We are seeking two full-time Substance Use Counselors to work at our Hillsboro, MO location, servicing the Jefferson County, MO area. 


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 Illinois and Missouri. 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.


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


  • 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.
  • Provide services identified in treatment/recovery/safety plan that are consumer driven and meet the program requirements, including maintaining an assigned minimum service level, especially focusing on individual, group and family therapy, and skills and educational groups.
  • Promote the recovery model of treatment including harm-reduction, 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, for mental health and substance use needs and additional family needs.
  • Promote positive interactions within Chestnut and with the community, especially family members, probation officers, and court personnel to sustain a favorable program reputation.
  • Attend meetings and consumer staffings, participate in program development activities and provide support and backup to other team members as necessary.
  • Provide services in the community when needed.
  • Demonstrate skill building in evidence based practices.
  • Assume a leadership role on a regular basis especially related to the needs of adults and their family systems.
  • Promote Chestnut’s culture of customer service excellence through the adherence to Chestnut’s behavioral standards for customer service. 
  • Maintain and protect confidentiality 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 assigned, required or specifically negotiated with supervisor.



  • Must have a bachelor’s degree and 5 years’ supervised behavioral health experience;
  • Or must obtain master’s degree in social work (MSW) with a provisional MO license of Licensed Master Social Work (LMSW) or a master’s degree in counseling with a provisional MO license of Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC), within one year from hire date.
  • CADC in MO preferred.
  • Must be certified in Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) within 2 years following CRA training.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, private automobile insurance and be insurable. Requires basic computer skills and experience to include MS Word and the use of an electronic medical record (EMR).

This full-time position includes an excellent compensation and benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan with company match, generous paid time off benefits, and more.  


***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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