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Community Health Specialist

Company: Chestnut Health Systems
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:


Join Chestnut Health Systems as a Community Health Specialist, based in Granite City with travel throughout the Metro East area. In this impactful role, you'll spearhead community education services for youth and families affected by substance use. As a dedicated professional in behavioral health, or education-related fields, you'll play a vital part in developing, coordinating,implementing, faciliataing and evaluating programs, focusing on supporting youth impacted by parental/family substance use. Your responsibilities extend to budget management, outreach, needs assessments, media campaigns, and leadership in local, state, and national advocacy groups. Upholding the recovery model of treatment and ensuring confidentiality, you'll contribute to our mission of providing exceptional care and support.


As a key contributor to our mission, you will leverage your expertise in behavioral health, or education-related fields. Your role involves developing, coordinating, implementing, facilitating and evaluating programs, focusing on supporting youth impacted by parental/family substance use. You will coordinate partnerships with schools, community groups and agencies, manage program budgets, conduct outreach services, and spearhead needs assessments and program evaluations. Engaging in media campaigns, identifying funding opportunities, and leading mentoring and training efforts are integral aspects of this role. Active participation in local, state, and national advocacy groups/collaborations, fulfilling agency and funder responsibilities, and upholding the recovery model of treatment are key responsibilities. Your commitment to maintaining confidentiality, promoting customer service excellence, and performing other assigned duties is crucial to our shared success.


Master's degree in behavioral health, or education-related field and a minimum of 2 years related experience; or
Bachelor's degree in a related field with a minimum of 5 years of related professional experience; or
Associate's degree in a related field with a minimum of 10 years of related professional experience.
Knowledge of prevention theory, research, program development, needs assessment, and evaluation and community capacity building is required.
Experience in grant writing and budgeting (preferred).
Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), Zoom, and online reporting systems.
Valid driver's license, private automobile insurance, insurability, and a home internet connection.
Ability to travel to schools and other locations in the site plan area.
Must be able to obtain DCFS CANTS Child Abuse Clearance.

Are you intrigued by this job but don't meet every single requirement? Chestnut is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. If you're excited about any of our posted positions but your experience doesn't line up perfectly, please apply anyway! We'd love to explore the possibilities with you.

Chestnut Health Systems is a leader in the effort to achieve health equity, providing high-quality health and human services in underserved communities. We deliver trauma-informed, fully integrated care by combining behavioral health with community-based primary health care. Chestnut's research division is nationally recognized for its contribution to evidence-based practices. Our empathic and innovative employees live our mission of making a difference.

Chestnut offers a new salary structure and robust benefits!

EOE - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. Chestnut welcomes applications from qualified individuals with recovery experience.

Keywords: Chestnut Health Systems, St. Louis , Community Health Specialist, Healthcare , Saint Louis, Missouri

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