Community Health Specialist for Substance Use Prevention / Full-Time / Days
Company: Chestnut Health Systems
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Chestnut Health Systems is seeking a full-time Community Health
Specialist to implement Substance Use Prevention projects
throughout Madison County, Illinois.
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
Develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate programs and trainings
for youth and/or adults.
Plan and assist with grant and contract work plan development.
Utilize best practices in all aspects of grant work.
Assist in development of grant budget. Manage budget and submit
regular updates to supervisor.
Mentor and assist in training of new staff.
Develop, conduct and analyze needs assessments and program
Facilitate and assist organizational activities of any assigned
community group or youth leadership group. This includes meeting
facilitation, new member recruitment, and ongoing communication
among group and community stakeholders.
Develop and implement educational or informational (i.e.
newsletters, media campaigns) material based on current research
and grant requirements.
Participate in local and state advocacy groups and other coalitions
or collaborations as assigned by supervisor.
Assume leadership role on projects as assigned by supervisor.
Submit or enter program documentation, reports, and agency
paperwork in a timely manner.
Fulfill agency responsibilities including staff development,
monitoring research, and participation in agency meetings and
committees. Attend all funder-required trainings and meetings.
Promote the recovery model of treatment including trauma-informed
care, hope, respect, empowerment, health/wellness and
spirituality/connectedness in all interactions with others,
including utilizing recovery language.
Maintain and protect confidentiality and security of all
organizational information gained in the course of performing job
responsibilities including, but not limited to, financial and
Promote Chestnut's culture of customer service excellence through
the adherence to Chestnut's behavioral standards for customer
Other responsibilities as designated by supervisor.
Position requires either a Bachelor's degree in education, public
health or a behavioral health related field with a minimum of two
(2) years' experience;
Or a Master's degree in a behavioral health related field.
Requires intermediate skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,
Outlook), Zoom and online reporting systems.
Must have experience in public speaking with organizational skills
and verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge of community based prevention and community organizing,
prevention theory and strategies, and substance abuse and related
Understanding of learning styles and curriculum development
Must have a valid driver's license, private automobile insurance
and be insurable.
Position requires ability to travel to schools and other locations
in the site plan area and home internet connection.
Must be able to obtain DCFS CANTS Child Abuse Clearance.
Satisfactory completion of Chestnut's background checking
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
Chestnut welcomes applications from qualified individuals with
EOE - Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled
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