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.

Arlington County DHS Seeks Peer Wellness Specialist
Arlington County’s Department of Human Services (DHS) is hiring a Peer Wellness Specialist with lived experience with mental illness and/or substance use to assist in the Healthy Living Program under the Behavioral Healthcare Division (BHD).
This position requires a combination of related experience and education. For more information and details, please visit the job announcement here.
PT Overnight Positions Open at Crossroads CSB 
10:30 p.m. – 8:30 a.m., 2-3 days per week
Transitional Living Home
The Transitional Living Home serves individuals stepping down from residential treatment programs, and will provide overnight coverage.
These positions provide an entry-level career opportunity in the substance use treatment field. A high school diploma is required along with an acceptable DMV driving record.
Please mail your application or resume to: CCSB, P.O. Drawer 248, Farmville, 23901. You may also fax to: 434-392-4013.
Job Opportunity for Substance Use Services Peer Support Case Manager
Goochland Powhatan Community Services is seeking a grant-funded, full-time Substance Use Services Peer Support Case Manager with firsthand knowledge of challenges faced by substance use and/or co-occurring disorders. This position will be responsible for providing a variety of services to those in the community, those accessing services, and/or participating in treatment services with Goochland Powhatan Community Services. The position will have both administrative and direct consumer responsibilities, with an emphasis on recovery, advocacy, and outreach.
Knowledge of substance use and co-occurring disorders is required, as well as a strong recovery focus. Computer literacy and organizational skills are necessary as timely and accurate documentation is essential. Completion of Peer Specialist training preferred; eligibility to achieve certification is required.
The GPCS application is required and available at www.gpcsb.org under “Job Opportunities.” Applications are scored and ranked based on criteria noted in the job description. Please be specific. Deadline for the receipt of the application is 4:30 p.m. on December 15. Starting salary $38,002.00. GPCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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.