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Prevention Specialist / Full-Time / Days

Company: Chestnut Health Systems
Location: Normal
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Overview Chestnut Health Systems is seeking a full-time Prevention Specialist to service Logan and Mason counties. 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, coordinate, implement and evaluate programs and trainings for youth and adults. Schedule and implement Youth Prevention Education curriculum as agreed upon with schools in the site plan area. Participate in curriculum revisions when appropriate. Plan and assist with grant and contract work plan development and program budget management. Utilize Strategic Prevention Framework in all aspects of grant work. Mentor and assist in training of new staff. Develop, conduct and analyze needs assessments and program evaluations. Facilitate and assist coalition?s organizational activities including meeting facilitation, new member recruitment, and ongoing communication among coalition entities and community stakeholders. Attend all required trainings and meetings associated with the grant. Travel to various schools and other locations within the site plan area for meetings, curriculum implementation, outreach, and other grant-related activities. Develop and implement media campaigns and other informational material based on current research and grant requirements. Participate in local and state advocacy groups and other coalitions or collaborations. Assume leadership role as assigned on a regular basis. Submit program documentation, reports and agency paperwork. Fulfill agency responsibilities including staff development, monitoring research, and participation in agency meetings and committees. Promote Chestnut?s culture of customer service excellence through the adherence to Chestnut?s behavioral standards for customer service. Qualifications Position requires either a bachelor?s degree in education or a behavioral health related field with a minimum of three (3) years? experience; or a master?s degree in a behavioral health related field with one (1) year experience. Requires good organizational skills and verbal and written communication skills. Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and online reporting systems preferred. Requires knowledge of community based prevention and community organizing, prevention theory and strategies, and substance abuse and related research. Must have experience in public speaking. 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. Must 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, 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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