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.

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. Be in touch with them directly for the most up-to-date status
Rise Phoenix Rise Seeking Volunteers
Can qualify for 500 PRS hours
2 Volunteer Positions Available in Early 2018
Two volunteer position for individuals seeking 500 hours to become certified. Please reach out via email with resume and other trainings completed.
Job Opening: Certified Peer Specialist III, PACT (Full-time) – RACSB
In addition to providing direct mental health support services, this position is responsible for bringing the perspective of an individual who has been the recipient of mental health treatment services to the PACT, a mobile treatment team that provides round-the-clock services to persons with serious and persistent mental illness who have not been able to integrate adequately into the community through less intensive services. The Peer Specialist serves as a role model, demonstrating effective coping techniques and self-help strategies based upon the Specialist’s own recovery experience and training. The incumbent works with other team members to provide education and skill-building services that support the recovery plan developed for each individual in the program. Completion of Certified Peer Specialist Program Required. QMHP or eligible preferred.
For more information and to apply, log on to www.racsbjobs.org. EEO
Job Opening: Peer Recovery Specialist – SA – Crisis Stabilization (Part-time) – RACSB
This position provides recovery oriented, peer specific supports for individuals with substance use challenges in the RACSB’s Crisis Stabilization program. Peer will utilize lived experience, training, and other resources to provide mentorship, education, advocacy, motivation, outreach and link individuals to addiction recovery services. WRAP Facilitator Certification preferred.
For more information and to apply, log on to www.racsbjobs.org. EEO
Job Opening for CPRS at Riverside Regional Jail
Ongoing Job Listings

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.