Chestnut Health Systems is seeking a full-time Associate
Director of Community Services for our Bloomington, IL
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Oversee the completion of required paperwork in accordance with
program and agency policies and procedures, including but not
limited to opening requirements, mental health including level of
functioning of clients’ needs, treatment plans, progress notes and
any other funder requirements. Provide ongoing monitoring of
services contained in the individualized treatment plan to ensure
timely provision of services. Ensure that required documentation is
submitted on the day services are provided unless otherwise
approved by a supervisor.
Oversee the provision of referrals, linkage, and discharge planning
to recommended Chestnut services and/or community resources,
especially involving continuing care treatment options, housing,
healthcare, food pantries, and community supports.
Provide and oversee advocacy, both client- and system-centered, to
ensure that basic rights of the chronically mentally ill are
Monitor staff in providing appropriate housing, substance use
disorders (SUD) and mental health (MH) services/interventions and
documenting within required timeframes, including crisis
intervention, case management, individual, family counseling,
and/or client-centered consultation.
Provide training and clinical supervision for staff on housing,
SUD, and MH specific issues and topics as well as daily
operations/functions. Complete employee evaluations in a timely
Coordinate treatment services as assigned by fielding intake calls,
staffing cases with clinical staff and making appropriate
recommendations according to ASAM/DMH criteria.
Supervise designated staff meetings by encouraging participation
from all staff involved, advocating for clients, and facilitating
problem-solving related to age appropriate intervention
Maintain appropriate staffing patterns by completing interviewing
and hiring process and balancing billable services with staffing
patterns so as to support the existing staff and advocate for
additional staff as warranted.
Support and model Recovery Value of Hope by maintaining a
strength-based approach, communicating client outcomes and success
stories, encouraging staff and advocating for their success.
Support and model Recovery Value of Respect by speaking to staff,
clients and colleagues assertively, addressing issues directly when
needed and maintaining positive relationships with other
Support and model Recovery Value of Empowerment by offering support
and guidance to staff, encouraging them to engage and invest in
program development and to be involved in setting their
Support and model Recovery Value of Health/Wellness by modeling and
encouraging staff to engage in healthy eating, physical exercise
and healthy coping strategies. Encourage and support scheduled
breaks, reasonable work hours and responsible use of vacation and
personal time. Take responsibility for the cleanliness of the
Support and model Recovery Value of Spirituality/Connectedness by
maintaining positive and healthy relationships with colleagues and
staff, encouraging teamwork and supporting colleagues and staff.
Maintain accessibility and responsiveness to staff.
Participate in department training, educational activities, and
intra-agency meetings in order to achieve/maintain professional
development and upgrade knowledge/skills.
Develop a working knowledge of the Mental Health Code Rules 132 and
140, HUD/housing regulations, Joint Commission regulations, SUPR
2060 regulations, the Confidentiality Act, and the application of
these codes/regulations to client services.
Maintain contracts and grants in support of treatment and
activities and/or other services assigned.
Actively participate in quality improvement initiatives, including
communicating statistical data to QI and staff, and setting
department QI goals.
Promote Chestnut’s culture of customer service excellence through
the adherence to Chestnut’s behavioral standards for customer
Must have a Master’s degree in psychology, social work,
counseling, or a related field.
Three (3) years clinical experience required and one (1) year
supervisory and administrative experience preferred.
Illinois licensure of LCSW, LCPC, or LMFT required.
Knowledge in Trauma Informed Care, Mental Health, and Substance Use
Requires basic computer skills and experience to include MS Word,
MS Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat and an electronic medical record
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.
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.
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Chestnut welcomes applications from qualified individuals with
EOE – Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled