Evanston, Illinois

Staff Therapist

This position will provide services to clients with substance use disorders, dually diagnosed clients, and to clients who have been affected by another person’s substance abuse. The caseload for this position will include both adolescents and adults. The Staff Therapist will provide individual psychotherapy and support services, including appropriate case management functions in accordance with clients’ treatment plan and goals. This position may provide group, couples, and/or family counseling. The Staff Therapist will conduct Intake and Assessment/Treatment Planning for new clients and may perform alcohol/other drug evaluations. This position may act as liaison between PEER Services and outside resources, when authorized by the client and/or the program. This position is full-time and will require evening hours.

Key Job Responsibilities

1. Provide individual psychotherapy and related case management services, as assigned. Responsibilities to include: provide primary therapist functions as assigned; provide therapy and case management in accordance with client’s treatment plan goals; provide regular review of client progress.

2. Facilitate the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), utilizing evidenced based program curriculum as well as incorporating individual service plan goals of clients in to IOP treatment. Responsibilities to include: provide a group experience that is cohesive and supportive for clients; communicate with outside mandating court and agency workers in a timely manner and as required.

3. Provide intake services for new clients, as assigned, including Telephone Intake, Assessment and Treatment Planning.

4. Provide alcohol/other drug clinical evaluations as assigned.

5. Maintain good communication and collaborative relationships with community referring agencies to formulate appropriate collaborative intervention strategies.

6. Participate in agency training and in-services, as well as workshops and conferences, as assigned.

7. Maintain a 60% caseload of 24 clinical hours per week.

8. Comply with all billing requirements for caseload as assigned.

9. Comply with toxicology testing and reporting as needed.

10. Must be open to working with both adolescents and adults

11. Must be available for both Evanston and Glenview office locations


1. Minimum of 1-2 years clinical experience (may include graduate internships). Must have successfully completed a Master’s Program and carry at least one of the following licenses, OR are able to obtain license within 90 days of employment.

* LSW – Licensed Social Worker

* LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker

* LPC – Licensed Professional Counselor

* LCPC – Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

* Clinical Psychologist – PhD or PsyD

2. Cannot have been convicted of any felony or had any subsequent incarceration for at least two years prior to the date of employment.

3. Interest in substance abuse treatment and open to both 12-Step based and Harm Reduction treatment.

4. Ability to climb 3 flights of stairs.

5. May require a valid driver’s license and vehicle if applying for a position at our Glenview office.

Salary based on experience. Competitive benefits. PEER Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this job, please send your resume and cover letter to sanker@peerservices.org.


Evanston, Illinois

Receptionist/Front Desk Part-Time Position

PEER Services is a leading nonprofit provider of substance abuse prevention, treatment and counseling services in Evanston and the surrounding area.

General Purpose
The receptionist position is part-time, weekdays starting at 4pm, approximately 20 hours per week. This position is the first point of contact for callers, clients and visitors, to our organization. The receptionist must be professional, friendly and be committed to provide exceptional telephone and guest services to all clients and visitors.  The attendant may also be called upon to provide general administrative support as needed.

Essential Functions
-Greet and welcome visitors and direct people to their required clinician/program
-Answer and direct all incoming calls, and direct messages to relevant person/program
-Deal with queries from the public and clients/visitors
-Maintain knowledge of staff attendance and movements in and out of the office
-Provide general administrative support and additional duties as required

Key Competencies
-Ability to be professional and courteous with general public, professional guests; comfortable interacting with staff members, and all other members of our diverse community
-Ability to exercise good judgment while working independently and collaboratively
-Reliable and a self-starter
-Punctual, neat and accurate in work habits; precise and detail-oriented
-Excellent telephone, written and interpersonal communication skills
-Computer proficiency required

To apply for this job, please send your resume and cover letter to Jenny Phan at jphan@peerservices.org.


Evanston, Illinois

Executive Director

Since 1975, PEER Services has provided community-based substance abuse prevention and treatment services to the residents of Evanston, Northfield, New Trier, Maine and Niles Townships, and the north side of Chicago.  PEER Services is committed to delivering quality services designed to meet the needs of the individuals, families, and communities it serves by utilizing the best practices in the field. The organization values professional development and ensures that staff members remain up-to-date on the cutting-edge research and advances in the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders.

Following the departure of a long-term leader, PEER Services is seeking its next Executive Director.  The next director will have the opportunity to take the helm of an agency with an outstanding reputation, a solid financial footing, and a high-quality, committed staff.

PEER Services seeks a proven leader with dedication and commitment to human services management in the not-for-profit arena. An affinity and passion for the mission of PEER Services must be evident, although specific experience in healthcare and/or substance abuse and treatment is not required.  The successful candidate will bring strong leadership ability and will be skilled at building and guiding a team towards success and a positive client experience. Having the humility to delegate is important, as is the ability to listen and lead with respect for staff, clients and community members alike.

A big picture thinker and ambitious leader, the next Executive Director must also be a knowledgeable manager with excellent administrative and operational skills and an understanding of best administrative practices.  He or she will have demonstrated expertise in finance and financial oversight and will be comfortable with technology and management information systems.

A compelling presence and excellent communication skills are a must, as is a proven ability to build relationships with community and funding partners.  Experience in fundraising will be beneficial. Important personal qualities include approachability and the ability to relate to people from all walks of life.  The successful candidate will possess the ability to juggle competing priorities while maintaining a calm demeanor.  A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required; a master’s degree is strongly recommended.

Applications for the position are being received exclusively by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. Please submit a letter of introduction and a current resume at http://www.kittlemansearch.com/peer-services/


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906 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201 - 847-492-1778
3633 W. Lake Avenue #305, Glenview IL 60026 - 847-657-7337

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