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Community Health Specialist for Leadership Center

Company: Chestnut Health Systems
Location: Normal
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:


Chestnut Health Systems is seeking a full-time Community Health Specialist to assist in coordination of the Leadership Center project. This grant seeks to expand services across the continuum, including Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery for Illinois residents in the assigned service area. Note that the successful candidate 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.


Develop, implement, and evaluate programs intended to provide supports, including those related to prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.
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.
Conduct outreach services with community stakeholders.
Develop, conduct, and analyze needs assessments and program evaluations.
Facilitate and assist organizational activities of any assigned community group.
Develop, implement, and evaluate educational/informational material based on current research and grant requirements.
Participate in local and state advocacy groups/collaborations.
Assume leadership role on projects as assigned by supervisor.
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.


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.
Ability to provide leadership, handle large projects, and collaborate with others within the agency and community preferred.
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 research preferred.
Understanding of learning styles and curriculum development helpful.
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.

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

Keywords: Chestnut Health Systems, Normal , Community Health Specialist for Leadership Center, Healthcare , Normal, Illinois

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