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 Career Opportunities

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

MHAV of Fredericksburg Seeks Suicide Prevention Education Coordinator
The Suicide Prevention Education Coordinator (SPEC) will focus on suicide prevention initiatives
within local high schools, middle schools, and the community; work with members of the MHAF Teen Council providing direction, coordination, and consultation; collaborate with community members to develop, facilitate, and assess community initiatives regarding suicide prevention; actively market the SPE program; serve as ambassador for the mission of MHAF and create goodwill for the organization. This position offers flexible hours (20 hours a week) and telework opportunities.
For further information, go here.
Job Opportunities Available in NOVA
Two part-time peer specialist positions are open in Arlington County.
Learn more here.
Piedmont CSB Seeks Jail Peer Support Specialist (Position #CL-316-1)
This position provides recovery support services to individuals in the correctional system. The Peer Support Specialist will provide outreach, support, and advocacy to assist individuals in accessing community supports and resources, behavioral health treatment, and recovery resources to improve the individual’s quality of life. Must have lived experience with behavioral health treatment. Must either hold Virginia Peer certification or be eligible to acquire. Valid driver’s license required.
A Piedmont Community Services application is required and may be obtained online at http://www.piedmontcsb.org/ApplyOnline.html
Job Opening With Middle Peninsula Northern Neck CSB for PACT Peer Recovery Specialist
Learn more here
PT Job Opening For a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist With Richmond Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA)
Learn more here
SAARA of Virginia Seeks Communications and Development Coordinator
The overall goal of this position is to support SAARA of Virginia advocacy administration and affiliate development throughout the state. This position will be responsible for ensuring consistent communications are sent out on various platforms from SAARA of Virginia to its constituents. This position will involve significant database management, creating development materials, fundraising and financial administration, and organizational projects as assigned by the Executive Director.
For more information, contact Kathy Harkey, Executive Director, at kathyh@nullsaaracenter.org.
Living Proof Outreach LLC Peer Suppport Professional Development Volunteer Opportunities 
Join the LPO team and advance your professional development in Virginia!
Elite peers will advance in the following: 500 hours needed to be certified, mentorship opportunities, and building the peer support workforce in Virginia.
Find volunteer application at: livingproofoutreach.com or contact Calendria Jones: 804-503-6489 or calen2jones@nullgmail.com.
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.