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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-343-1777. There is no fee to post.
VOCAL Career Opportunities
REACH Program Director – The REACH (Recovery Education and Creative Healing) program offers opportunities to individual peers for education, training, and empowerment. It currently provides Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) facilitator, Pathways to Recovery facilitator, Peer Support Whole Health and Resiliency, Temple University’s Community Inclusion, Emotional CPR, and Peer Recovery Specialist trainings. The program promotes the concepts of recovery and wellness throughout the state through workshops, trainings, and presentations.
This position is categorized as regular part-time at 20 hours per week, non-exempt. Flexibility is a must. Please click here for a full job description and information on how to apply.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.