If You Want to Help People----This is a Good Place to Be
Crisis (Current Employee) – Granite City, IL – November 22, 2015
We all come from different walks, but when someone applies for the kinds of jobs they have at Chestnut, I think that most are hoping to help people. Chestnut is a good place to do that. Most staff I have met genuinely care about clients. They are open to new ideas, and seek feedback. The recovery focus is very progressive--a major plus---also the training you get when beginning in Crisis Intervention, Motivational Enhancement, and the like is very helpful.. Advancement can be intimidating, though I wouldn't say it is impossible. Chestnut is huge and there are always jobs available somewhere! There is also some bureaucracy, but that is to be expected at any program receiving DMH/DASA funding.....for its size the agency is certainly less bureaucratic than it could. Chestnut is a great place to start out, and not a bad place to stay either.
Training, Helping People, Cool Staff