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Community Health Specialist for Regional Leadership Center / Full-Time / Days

Company: Chestnut Health Systems
Location: Normal
Posted on: February 21, 2021

Job Description:

Overview Chestnut Health Systems is seeking three full-time Community Health Specialists to assist in coordination of a Regional Leadership Center project. This grant seeks to expand services across the continuum, from Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery for Illinois residents in the assigned service area. Note that the successful candidates will work primarily from home or in the community. 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. Responsibilities Develop, implement, and evaluate programs intended to provide supports, including those related to prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery. Lead community groups in capacity-building and the development of evidence-based programs and practices. Develop and maintain program budget. Conduct outreach services with community stakeholders. Develop, conduct, and analyze needs assessments and program evaluations. Develop, implement, and evaluate media campaigns and/or other educational/informational material based on current research and grant requirements. Identify funding opportunities and coordinate, develop, and write grant and contract applications. Provide program/grant contract reports in a timely manner. Take a lead role in mentoring and training staff and interns, routinely and consistently. Participate and take leadership in local and state advocacy groups/collaborations. Fulfill agency responsibilities including staff development, monitoring research, participation in agency meetings and committees and other responsibilities as designated by supervisor. 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 client information. Promote Chestnut?s culture of customer service excellence through the adherence to Chestnut?s behavioral standards for customer service. Perform other duties as assigned, required, or specifically negotiated with supervisor. Qualifications Position requires a minimum of a High School diploma with at least five (5) years? of related experience; or a Bachelor?s degree in education, public health, or another behavioral health related field. Master?s degree in a behavioral health, public health, or education related field preferred. Must have experience working with youth, with knowledge and understanding of adolescent development and school systems preferred. Knowledge of community based prevention and community organizing, prevention theory and strategies, and substance abuse and related research preferred. Understanding of learning styles and curriculum development helpful. Must have public speaking, organizational and communication skills. Basic skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Zoom required. Additional knowledge of online reporting systems preferred. Position requires ability to travel to various schools and other locations in the site plan area and home internet connection. Must have a valid driver?s license, private automobile insurance and be insurable. Must be able to obtain DCFS CANTS Child Abuse Clearance. 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 with company match, 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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