Employment Specialist / Full-Time / Days

Location US-IL-Belleville
Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Mental Health


Chestnut Health Systems is seeking a full-time Employment Specialist to work at our Belleville location, servicing the Metro East and St. Louis, MO areas.


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


The Employment Specialist utilizes an evidence-based approach to assist consumers in finding and maintaining employment within their chosen fields. The Employment Specialist is a community-based position that focuses on building rapport with employers and assist consumers throughout their employment journey.


  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent to five (5) years’ supervised mental health experience;
  • Or a bachelor’s degree in counseling, social work, psychology, or related humane services field;
  • Or a bachelor’s degree in any other field with two (2) years’ supervised clinical experience in a mental health setting;
  • Or a certificate of psychiatric rehabilitation from a DHS-approved program plus a high school diploma or equivalent and two (2) years’ experience in providing mental health services;
  • Or a Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) in good standing with the State of Illinois.
  • 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).
  • 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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