Choose a career where you can Make a Difference!                                                                  One of the many rewards of my career at Chestnut is seeing and knowing that I have made a difference           

For nearly a half century, Chestnut Health Systems, a not-for-profit agency, has been meeting people where they are in their health journey. Whole-person

care at Chestnut includes primary health care for people of all ages, treatment for adults and adolescents living with substance use disorders, mental health counseling, prevention education, and housing. Chestnut's Lighthouse Institute leads the way in researching treatment best practices.


There is a place for you at Chestnut whether you have a high school diploma, a Ph.D., or something in between; whether you want to work in a clinical or administrative area; whether you want to work full-time, part-time, or PRN; and whether you want to work at one of our sites, remotely, or a hybrid schedule.


Pay and Benefits

We strive to be an employer of choice. We know that competitive pay is important. In 2022, Chestnut is investing an additional $6 million in salaries and hourly pay for its employees. This means significant boosts in pay for a majority of our staff. This extra investment will continue in 2023 and beyond.  


Chestnut offers recruitment and retention bonuses, referral bonuses, and premium pay for hours worked evenings, overnight, or on weekends. 

Employees in a variety of roles are eligible for student loan reimbursement up to $250,000 through the National Health Service Corps.


Generous benefits include the following:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield* (the agency pays up to 85% of employees' premiums) 
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flex spending accounts
  • Health savings accounts
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Generous paid time off
  • Nine paid holidays per year
  • Sign-on and retention bonuses 
  • Tuition assistance 
  • Agency-paid expenses for licensure and credentialing 
  • Thousands of free online courses and trainings, including many that qualify for professional continuing education credit
  • Agency-paid attendance at approved professional conferences
  • Employee Assistance Program

Ensuring your success

Conversations with our Director of Employee Experience at 30, 60, and 90 days of employment support you in your new role and ensure that you have what you need to enjoy a lasting career at Chestnut.


Chestnut welcomes applications from qualified individuals with recovery experience. Chestnut is an EOE employer – minorities/females/vets/disabled.


*BCBS creates and publishes machine-readable files on behalf of our self-funded health plan. To link to the files, please click on the URL provided:https://www.bcbsil.com/asomrf?EIN=370964629


Featured Job Openings

These are just a few current opportunities at Chestnut. Use the search boxes below to find others.



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Medical Assistants

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