• Community Recovery Technical Assistance Specialist for Statewide ROSC Project for IDHS Regions 4 & 5

    Posted: 04/30/2022


    Chestnut Health Systems is seeking two full-time Community Recovery Technical Assistance Specialists to assist in coordination of a Statewide ROSC project. This grant seeks to provide technical assistance to coalitions and community groups with Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) funding. Note that the successful candidates will work primarily from home or in the community of their designated IDHS-SUPR region. Supervision for this project will be out of the Granite City, IL office.


    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.


    • Provide assistance for Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC) projects in developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating programs within their service areas. This includes, but is not limited to, recovery support events and projects, community trainings, and other evidence based programs for adults or community members.
    • Assist and advise ROSC councils in their development of evidence-based programs and practices by providing feedback and recommendations regarding their organizational activities, including meetings, new member recruitment, and communication with members.
    • Monitor ROSC lead agency’s project deliverables, including timeliness and adherence to outcome measures. Review and provide feedback on items submitted as part of grant deliverables in a format/timeframe as agreed upon with supervisor.
    • Communicate regularly with ROSC council leadership (agency staff and community members) regarding deliverables, available resources, etc. Participate in local ROSC council meetings.
    • Conduct assessment of ROSC council leadership to determine training and technical assistance needs.
    • Develop and implement trainings for ROSC councils based on cohort, identified needs, and current research.
    • Provide program/grant reports in a timely manner.
    • Take a lead role in mentoring and training staff and interns, routinely and consistently.
    • Participate and take leadership role in local, state and national advocacy groups/collaborations related to recovery supports.
    • Fulfill agency and funder 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.


    • Position requires a Master’s degree in a behavioral health, public health, education or other field related to grant deliverables and a minimum of two (2) years’ related experience;
    • Or a Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral health, public health, education or other field related to grant deliverables, with a minimum of five (5) years’ of related experience.
    • Knowledge of recovery, program development, needs assessment/ evaluation and community capacity building is required.
    • Experience in grant writing and budgeting is preferred.
    • Must have ability to provide leadership, handle large projects, and collaborate with others within the agency and community.
    • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), Zoom and online reporting systems is required.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license, private automobile insurance, be insurable, and have home internet connection.
    • Position requires ability to travel to locations within the site plan area. 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, 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.

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