School Based Counselor / Full-Time / Days

Location US-MO-Hillsboro
Job ID
# Positions
Regular Full-Time
Mental Health


Chestnut Health Systems is seeking a full-time School Based Clinician to work in the Windsor School District. This position will be based out of our Hillsboro, MO office.


This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus!


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, treatment authorizations and authorization of medical necessity by signing as the LCSW and any other funder requirements:
  • 100% of assessments and treatment/recovery plans to be completed to guide recovery;
  • 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 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.
  • 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, additional school services and internal referrals to Chestnut Health Systems for mental health and substance use needs.
  • Promote positive interactions within Chestnut and with the community, especially school personnel, family members, probation officers, and MO Children’s Division staff, 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 all mandatory Chestnut trainings and CEU requirements, including the utilization of Relias.
  • Provide services in the school environment and community.
  • Demonstrate skills in evidence based practices such as TF-CBT, ACRA, CBITS, trauma informed care, and the developmental stages.
  • Assume a leadership role by acting as a peer leader and providing clinical guidance to less experienced staff and interns and volunteering to be a project manager, especially related to the needs of our youth 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 master’s degree in a human services field.
  • MO licensure of LCSW or LPC is required.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, private automobile insurance, and be insurable (when applicable).
  • Requires basic computer skills and experience using MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook 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. Certain positions at Chestnut are eligible for tuition reimbursement and student loan repayment.


***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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