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ACT Peer Support Specialist 

About the Organization Established June 15, 1971, Valley Community Services Board is a publicly funded organization where citizens of Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta and Highland Counties can receive Behavioral Health, Substance Use and Developmental Services services. Valley Community Services Board serves as the single point of entry into publicly funded mental health, developmental, and substance use disorder services for these localities.

Valley CSB is a person-centered organization, tailoring treatment to each individual. We value competency and compassion in every service we provide. We are also a resource for educating the public about the nature of mental health, substance use, and developmental disabilities to dispel stereotypes and encourage support for individuals facing those challenges.

Valley Community Services Board is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

Open Date 5/26/2023  
Close Date 7/31/2023  
Position ACT Peer Support Specialist  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Shift -not applicable-  
Req Number PEE-23-00009  
Number of Openings 1  
Number Filled 1  

VCSB is looking for an ACT Peer Support Specialist. The Peer Support Specialist serves as a primary provider of Assertive Community Treatment to individuals experiencing severe mental illness or dual diagnosis.



  • Health insurance as low as $20.00 per month for individuals. Family and dependent plans are also available.
  • Sign-on bonus of $500.00 included with the first paycheck.
  • Nine paid holidays.
  • Accrue up to 20 days of paid time off (PTO) per year from year one. PTO is immediately available upon accrual.
  • Participation in the Virginia Retirement System.
  • Professional development assistance provided at no cost.

Summary of Essential Functions

  • Provides direct Peer Recovery services to individuals participating in Assertive Community Treatment.
  • Provides emergency and crisis intervention and coordinates for hospital prescreening.
  • Assists in the provision of medical services, such as delivering and monitoring medications.
  • Takes an active role in fulfilling program needs and maintaining individual and team productivity standards.
  • Provides case and program consultation to individuals, organizations, agencies, groups, etc., that are involved with Valley Community Services Board consumers.

Minimum Qualifications

All applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications in order to be considered qualified for the position:

  • Associates Degree in Human Services
  • One year direct clinical experience with mentally ill population
  • QMHP-Adult, QPPMH, or QMHP-Trainee certification
  • CPRS Certification
  • Valid Virginia driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
Position Requirements  
Salary Information  
EOE Statement Valley Community Services Board is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Additional Requirements  

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