Direct Care Staff / Mental Health / Full-Time Evening Shift / Newly Increased Salaries

Location US-IL-Madison & St Clair Counties
Job ID
# Positions
Regular Full-Time


Chestnut Health Systems is seeking a full-time, evening shift (3-11:30pm) Direct Care Staff - Mental Health to work at one of our southern Illinois facilities.

  • 1 at Collinsville
  • 2 at Madison
  • 2 at Oakmont
  • 1 at Fairview


A shift differential is available for weekend, evening, and overnight hours.


Do you want to help others increase their independent living skills, including helping them take their medication daily?


Are you interested in running groups for those who struggle with mental health and substance use issues?


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.


**Please note: to increase the opportunity 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 LOCUS, Health Risk Assessment/Physical Health Assessment (HRA/PHA,) IM-CANS including applicable modules & other applicable assessments, progress notes and any other assigned requirements:
    • 100% of IM-CANS to be completed prior to due dates and,
    • Progress notes and any other required data entry or paperwork submitted within forty-eight hours of the delivery of the service.
  • Provide services identified in the IM-CANS to meet consumer needs that are consumer driven and meet the program requirements, including:
    • Maintaining a minimum of assigned consumer service levels,
    • Completing pre-authorizations and re-authorizations of services, timely and as needed,
    • Services primarily to include IATP, therapy, community support & medication training and monitoring; and services to support systems; including maintaining a regular group and individual consumer service schedule,
    • Providing services in the location most conducive to the consumer’s level of change, including his/her apartment, or another community location,
    • Linking to additional clinical resources when needed and
    • Completing clinical screenings of new tenant housing referrals, when assigned.
  • 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.
  • Promote positive interactions within Chestnut and with the community, especially with colleagues from substance use programs, natural support systems, hospitals, medical offices, court systems and government agencies, 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, 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, utilizing Relias systems for the majority of elective trainings.
  • Utilize evidenced-based practices focusing on skill-building and individual, family and group therapy.
  • 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 be 21 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent and 6 months peer or social service experience;
  • Or have a high school diploma or equivalent, and five years’ social service or peer experience; or high school diploma or equivalent and be a Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) or Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) in good standing with the State of Illinois; or have a Bachelor’s degree in counseling, social work, education, psychology or related human service field;
  • Or have a Bachelor’s degree in counseling, social work, education, psychology or related human service field and be a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC);
  • Or have a Master’s degree in counseling, social work, education, psychology or related human service field.
  • 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, vision, life, and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, 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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