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.

Central Virginia Health Services (CVHS) Seeks Two Peer Recovery Specialists
These positions will provide recovery support to persons having opioid use disorder. The positions would initially be part time (15-19 hours/week) and temporary (6 months). The PRS’s will be a part of a multidisciplinary treatment team offering medication assisted treatment at Union Street Recovery Center (USRC) located at CVHS- Downtown Petersburg. The PRS would participate in groups, intervention meetings, and a team meeting every Tuesday, as well as be available to patients on-call throughout the week.  The successful candidates will have lived experience of substance use disorder with at least two consecutive years of recovery, and have completed a certification program as a PRS. The candidates should be skillful in engaging with, and offering support to, persons in varying stages of recovery using multiple means of connection such as face to face, electronic (phone, email, or text), and virtual (telehealth). Candidates must be able to communicate and work effectively with all treatment team members to include medical, nursing, administrative, behavioral health, and student trainees.
To apply, visit the CVHS Health Services website https://www.cvhsinc.org/careers.
Magellan Complete Care of VA (Magellan Health) Seeks Certified Peer Recovery Specialist to Work Remotely in Roanoke/Lynchburg Area
This position provides non-clinical, evidence-based peer support services, serves as a member advocate, shares coping skills, and provides recovery information for members. This position performs a wide range of tasks to assist with care coordination designed to assist members in regaining control over their own lives through individual recovery planning, wellness self-management, and strengthening resilience to improve personal health outcomes. This position will role model competency in recovery, resiliency, and wellness practices.
Learn more and apply here.
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.