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

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Job Openings for Peer Support Specialists (3)  
Crossroads Community Services Board is seeking to fill 3 full-time positions for peer recovery specialists with individuals who possess a minimum of one year of current recovery experience related to substance use. These positions will provide support and direct intervention to other individuals entering or progressing in their recovery experience. Mandatory training and certification will be provided with continued employment contingent on successful completion of certified peer support training. The successful candidates must have a minimum of a high school diploma, a valid unrestricted Virginia Driver’s license, and proof of auto liability insurance.  Salary commensurate with qualifications and excellent fringe benefits. All positions are located in Farmville, VA.  Please mail or fax your application or resume to: C.C.S.B., P.O. Drawer 248, Farmville, VA 23901 or Fax: 434-392-4013.
Questions? Call 804-297-6111.
On Our Own of Charlottesville Seeks Full-Time Peer Recovery Specialist
The ideal candidate is a person in recovery with lived experience from mental health challenges and/or addiction. The PRS will work in several capacities, including one to one support of members, facilitating groups, and light administrative duties. The candidate should have excellent communication skills, good organizational skills, an aptitude for facilitation and peer support, an attitude that recovery is possible, and that all people have the capacity to change. Grant writing experience is a plus. Certification as a Peer Recovery Specialist is ideal, but not mandatory as certification is possible after hire. Email resume to director@nullonourowncville.org or fill out application in person at 123 4th Street NW, Charlottesville, 22903.
Previous applicants will be updated and do not need to re-apply.
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.