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 with Fairfax County: Recovery Navigator (Social Services Specialist I)
Learn more here.

Community Support Services PACT Peer Specialist Position Open at New River Valley Community Services
Provides person-centered, wellness-focused peer supports for individuals participating in the PACT/ICT program, and helps them develop and promote the use of a wellness recovery plan.
For more information, email careers@nullnrvcs.org.

The Healing Place for Women Seeks Program Manager (Richmond)
The Healing Place, a proven, peer-driven, long-term residential recovery program is based on healthy
connectivity with self, others, and the God of their understanding. The Healing Place for Women
Program Manager will lead the long-awaited opening of The Healing Place for Women in
Richmond and is responsible for all aspects of program implementation and collaboration
with the other programs of CARITAS and the community.
For more information, contact CARITAS at 804-358-0964.

Employment Opportunity with Magellan Complete Care of Virginia
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.
To apply, follow this link.

Job Openings at Virginia Center for Addiction Medicine (VCAM)
For LPC/LCSW, Patient Services Representative, NP/PA, and Medical Billing Specialist postings, go here.
For the Certified Peer Recovery Specialist posting, go here.
Contact addictionvahire@nullgmail.com for questions.

Job Opportunity for Senior Peer IPS Employment Specialist at Laurie Mitchell Empowerment and Career Center in NOVA
Support people overcoming mental health, addiction, or justice system involvement challenges to find and keep competitive employment that is consistent with their vocational goals.
For more information, email: lmeccjobs@nullgmail.com or call 703-461-3886.

Job Openings with Richmond Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA)
Peer Recovery Support Specialist-Alive RVA

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist-PSH

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist-SUD Outpatient

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist-WRTC

Job Opportunity for Peer Recovery Specialist
Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services Board has a unique opportunity for a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS).
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.