Addiction Support & Educator

Website JCFS Chicago

JCFS Chicago addiction services strives to build a Jewish community that is responsive to the needs of individuals and families facing addiction and in addiction recovery.  We assist communal organizations, professional leaders, and individuals in becoming knowledgeable about addiction within the Jewish community, adept at offering meaningful engagement and support for those who have struggled and involved in joyful Jewish celebration of addiction recovery.  Please join us to make a difference; we welcome you!

The Addiction Support & Educator serves as an integral part of the addiction services team within the Community Services Department at JCFS Chicago.  The Addiction Support & Educator engages in the development and implementation of addiction and recovery awareness, prevention, and support programming for Chicago’s Jewish community in a manner that serves all individuals in a person-centered, trauma-informed approach.

The successful Addiction Support & Educator is knowledgeable about best practices in the addiction recovery field and easily engages with those facing addiction or in recovery and their loved ones and allies.  New program ideas are welcomed in this fast paced, ever-changing arena, so we value your creativity and outside-the-box thinking.  You will enjoy staying on top of the latest news on addiction and sharing that information with your colleagues.  Collaboration is highly valued within the department; we appreciate new staff who excel in a team-based environment.  This is currently a hybrid position that will be working in the Skokie office, remotely from home, and in various community locations.


Significant knowledge of addiction and addiction recovery.
Master’s degree in social work or related field preferred.
Engaging public speaking skills required both in-person and online.
Significant experience in program development and implementation.
Significant experience with the creation and delivery of PowerPoint presentations for professional training and community education.
Highly skilled and culturally sensitive when engaging with individuals across the Jewish spectrum.
Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends, and to travel to different locations primarily in Chicago’s north side and suburban areas.
Demonstrated personal attributes that include being self-motivated, team-oriented, professional, organized, timely, responsible, and flexible.

What you’ll love about us:

Time off: Paid time off includes vacation days, sick days, paid federal holidays, and paid Jewish holidays.
Benefits: Medical, dental, and vision insurance. 401(k) with base contribution and match. Additional health and wellness benefits, financial benefits, professional training, tuition reimbursement, 6 weeks paid parental leave, and much more.
Free professional training offered in a variety of formats for social workers and other licensed mental health professionals.
Hybrid work environment

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