Prevention Specialist / Full-Time / Days
Company: Chestnut Health Systems
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Chestnut Health Systems is seeking a full-time Prevention
Specialist for our Joliet, IL facility.
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
Assess need for program implementation.
Plan and implement best practices for youth including youth
prevention education and youth groups.
Develop and distribute educational materials, which promote best
practices in prevention.
Participate in collaborations that advance awareness and
involvement in substance abuse prevention.
Provide technical assistance and consultation to community groups
and agencies within the service area to implement the Strategic
Prevention Framework including the selection of evidence-based and
culturally competent substance abuse prevention strategies.
Conduct program evaluations.
Give input into the development of the annual DHS work plan.
Prepare program documentation and reports.
Fulfill agency responsibilities related to staff development,
agency meetings and committees and other responsibilities as
designated by supervisor.
Promote Chestnut's culture of customer service excellence through
the adherence to Chestnut's behavioral standards for customer
Position requires a Bachelor's degree in education or behavioral
health field with minimum of five (5) years' experience in related
field; or a Master's degree in behavioral health related field.
Preferred skills/knowledge areas include: multi-cultural
sensitivity; knowledge and understanding of adolescent development
and school systems; bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking and
writing skills a plus; and understanding of prevention theory,
learning styles, curriculum development and/or community coalitions
including Strategic Prevention Framework. Preferred experience
includes coordinating community-based activities, working with
youth, and/or delivering school-based programs.
Good organizational skills and verbal written communication skills
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 with company match,
generous paid time off benefits, and more.
***For additional information and inquiries text "Chestnut" to
Chestnut welcomes applications from qualified individuals with
EOE - Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled
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