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 Job Opportunities

Executive Assistant – VOCAL is searching for an experienced, reliable, and task-oriented Executive Assistant. The Executive Assistant will work directly with the Executive Director and will be responsible for performing a number of administrative duties. The ideal candidate is highly self-motivated, professional, and capable of managing their workload and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced non-profit environment. Click here for a complete job description.

VOCAL is an equal-opportunity employer.

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

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

Job Opening at On Our Own of Charlottesville
On Our Own of Charlottesville is seeking a full-time peer recovery specialist to complete their team. The ideal candidate is a person in recovery with lived experience from mental health challenges and/or addiction. This candidate will work in their recovery house in several capacities including 1:1 support of our members, facilitating groups, and dedicating one day a week to administrative duties under the Executive Director such as data, compliance and quality control. The candidate should have excellent communication skills, good organizational skills, an aptitude for facilitation and peer recovery support, and an attitude that recovery is possible and that all people have the capacity to change. Certified peer recovery specialists are ideal but not mandatory. Certification is possible after hire. For more information, please call: 434-979-2440.
Peer Recovery Specialist Job Opening with NWCSB
This is a grant-funded, temporary position, employed by Northwestern Community Services Board, Front Royal, VA . Office will be located at Rappahannock Area Community Services Board, Fredericksburg, VA. This position provides peer to peer support services to individuals with Mental Illness and/or Substance Use Disorder by being deployed to local hospitals. Provides support to individuals who are struggling with mental health or substance use issues by phone. Performs a variety of paraprofessional duties in support of wellness and recovery by utilizing their lived experiences of recovery and mental illness and/or substance use disorder plus skills learned in formal training to provide non-clinical group and individual sessions with the individuals served to promote their recovery and resiliency.
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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.