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.

Peer Recovery Specialist Position Available in Virginia Beach
Peer Recovery Specialist position with Virginia Beach Human Services, the Behavioral Health Division, working with PACT (Program for Assertive Community Treatment). PACT provides intensive wrap-around services to individuals who have not been responsive to traditional outpatient treatment and who continue to struggle with acute psychiatric symptoms, elevated risk factors, repeated hospitalization, homelessness, and incarceration. The PRS will work with the PACT team to provide comprehensive, locally based treatment to individuals with the most serious and persistent mental illnesses. The PRS will provide recovery-based peer support services and outreach.
This is a contract position. Contact Kelli Wolfe with ARVON Staffing at ewolfe@nullarvon.com or 757-499-9900.
Job Opening with Magellan Health
Magellan Health is currently seeking a Recovery Support Navigator who lives in the Lynchburg, Roanoke, or Staunton areas.
This position provides non-clinical, evidence-based peer support services, serves as a member advocate, shares coping skills, and provides recovery information for members.
For more information and to apply, go here.
Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare Seeks Certified Peer Specialist
The Peer Recovery Specialist is an integral part of the CIBH team and will be responsible for providing peer support services to individuals with mental health and/or substance use issues in various settings, to include hospitals, court, jails , and the community. The successful candidate will demonstrate proficiency in personal recovery skills in order to serve as a role model and support individuals during and after a crisis. The peer recovery specialist will provide recovery education, foster self-advocacy, community integration, and conduct wellness oriented service planning. The peer recovery specialist will provide education, support and linkage services in order to promote recovery and minimize relapse. Services carried out by the peer recovery specialist include pre and post-discharge outreach, monitoring, advocacy, daily living support, and other similar functions as assigned. Please send resumes or inquires to Rebecca Choquette at rchoquette@nullchesapeakeibh.net or 757-819-6120.
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.