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 Opportunity: Recovery Support Navigator
Magellan Health Care is seeking a Recovery Support Navigator who lives in the Fredericksburg or Culpeper 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.
Apply here.
NAMI Virginia Seeks Youth and Young Adult Coordinator
The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m., October 28.
To view the posted job description and for more information click here.
Job Opening for Peer Support Supervisor in Fairfax County
The person in this position will work for the local CSB, and supervise peer support staff in the Adult Detention Center and court system. Candidates must be comfortable working in jail and court settings, and possess an understanding of both substance use and mental health recovery.
MHAV Seeks Peer Recovery Support Facilitators
(Contract position for 4 hours/week)
Mental Health America of Virginia is seeking to contract with Peer Recovery Specialists (PRS) to facilitate recovery groups for adults under state probation supervision. A total of 6 facilitators are needed: 2 to work in Wytheville/Galax area, 2 to work in Winchester/Front Royal area, and 2 to work in Portsmouth. These are part-time positions, approximately 4 hours per week.
Career Opportunity with the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities (VBPD)
The Board is currently looking for a new Executive Director. The Executive Director serves as the Agency Head and is responsible for providing executive leadership to achieve the Board’s vision and mission of advancing public policy that ensures persons with developmental and other disabilities are fully included in all facets of community life.
Deep knowledge and understanding of disability policy and law, legislative principles and operations, outstanding leadership skills, and considerable knowledge of financial principles and practices are needed.
The E.D. will be leading a high-performing group of dedicated career professionals across multiple areas, including policy, administration, grants, communications, and others. Experience working with large Boards or Advisory Councils and an advanced degree in a human services field are both pluses.
The application period is open until the end of the day on Oct. 27, 2019.
Learn more here.
Ongoing Job Listings
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.