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 /at/ vocalvirginia.org or 804-343-1777. There is no fee to post.

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.

Data entry and database cleanup – Join us at the VOCAL office to help keep the inner workings of VOCAL running smoothly! Enter and cleanup information in various VOCAL databases.

Graphic design and creative messaging – Do you have a creative streak and a passion for mental health? Create cartoons or graphics and VOCAL will share them in our newsletters and social media.

VOCAL’s Board of Directors –  Opening for a Board member in Region 6 and Region 7. Contact Deidre Johnson at deidre@vocalvirginia.org or 804.343.1777.

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@vocalvirginia.org or 804.343.1777. 

Paid Jobs and Careers for Virginia Peers

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

Mental Health America Virginia Hiring

MHAV is seeking qualified Peer Recovery Specialists to co-facilitate one or more of the agency’s recovery education trainings in different parts of Virginia during 2017-2018. These trainings are generally 1-4 days in length at training facilities with lodging and meals provided. Facilitators will work as independent contractors, not as employees of MHAV, implementing services on behalf of MHAV. Interested parties must apply to become an MHAV approved facilitator, and if selected, will become one of the agency’s pool of qualified facilitators. Facilitators for each MHAV program throughout 2017-2018 will be selected from the approved pool of qualified contractors. Location varies. Visit http://mhav.org/contact-us/jobs/

Strength in Peers Hiring Peer Support Specialists

Strength In Peers is hiring part-time and full-time Peer Support Specialists across its service area, including Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, Shenandoah County, and Page County. Some flexibility is allowed in scheduling hours worked. Training and coaching in peer support skills will be provided. Read more here http://strengthinpeers.org/news-and-events/news/job-announcement-peer-support-specialist/

Ongoing Job Postings

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.