Looking to connect with others and contribute to your community through volunteering? Or ready to explore returning to work? Or looking for Virginia Peer Recovery Support Specialist jobs? This is the page for you!

Have a mental health recovery or peer specialist job to list? Contact the VOCAL Network by email at network@nullvocalvirginia.org or 804-343-1777. There is no fee to post.

VOCAL Volunteer Opportunities

Peer Voice at Crisis Intervention Trainings – Be mentored by VOCAL staff on how to speak with law enforcement and professionals to share your experience as a peer in order to strengthen the positive relationships between the justice system and those with lived experience.

VOCAL’s Board of Directors –  Contact Deidre Johnson at deidre@nullvocalvirginia.org or 804.343.1777 for BOD info.

VOCAL Volunteers –  How would you like to contribute to the peer recovery movement in Virginia? VOCAL would love to support you in designing a volunteer position that fits your skills and passions. We also have ongoing needs where we could use support, as well. Contact Yolande Long at network@nullvocalvirginia.org or 804.343.1777. 

Paid Jobs and Careers for Virginia Peers/Volunteer Opportunities

This list is based on information we receive from third parties. Contact them directly for the most up-to-date status.

Job Opening for FT Peer Outreach Worker at the Chris Atwood Foundation (NOVA)
The Chris Atwood Foundation (CAF) is a grassroots, community-based, harm reduction and addiction recovery organization. CAF is seeking a full time Peer Outreach Worker who will be responsible for serving people at risk for, or affected by: opioid overdose, substance use disorder, HIV/AIDS, and hepatitis in Fairfax County. This position will work with both individuals in active substance use and individuals in recovery.
For more information, contact Sonya DelVecchio: sonya@nullthecaf.com or 703-662-8689.
Job Openings at Chesapeake Behavioral Integrated Healthcare
CIBH is actively recruiting two Certified Peer Recovery Specialists.
For more information, email Danyell Collins-Facteau: dcfacteau@nullchesapeakeibh.net.
Three Positions Open with Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services
RRCS currently has three full-time Peer Recovery Specialist positions available. One position will be with the Community/Jail Based section and two of the positions are with the new Overdose Response section.
Learn more here.
Job Opening at Loudon Serenity House in Leesburg
Loudoun Serenity House is seeking a live-in, Peer Leader Resident to help facilitate the support, management, and supervision of fellow residents’ overall activities of a sober living home.
Responsibilities can be performed on a part-time basis, and candidate may work another part-time or full-time job.
For more information, email Heather: heather@nullloudonserenity.org.
Ongoing Opportunities
Check out Virginia Certification Board for job opportunities: https://www.vacertboard.org/

Career Opportunities at Virginia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Disability Services – Please apply online with the Recruitment Management System at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/login

Veteran Peers may consider employment with one of the VA hospitals in the state. They also offer a Peer Support Apprentice Program for those who are not yet certified. http://www.vacareers.va.gov/peer-to-peer/http://www.vacareers.va.gov/peer-to-peer/  

A search for “Peer Specialist” in Virginia on Indeed produced many viable options mixed in with positions that have nothing to do with peer support, but it is easy to tell the difference.