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Associate Director of Community Services / Full-Time / Days

Company: Chestnut Health Systems
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Chestnut Health Systems is seeking a full-time Associate Director of Community Services for our Bloomington, IL facility.

**Please note to be considered for a position you must attach a resume, complete the application, and answer all screening questions.


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 protected.
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 manner.
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 strategies.
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 departments.
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 professional goals.
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 unit/building.
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 service.


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 Disorders required.
Requires basic computer skills and experience to include MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat and an electronic medical record (EMR).
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.

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.

***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, Bloomington , Associate Director of Community Services / Full-Time / Days, Other , Bloomington, Illinois

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