Position:  Peer Support Specialst
Employment Type:    Part-Time

Location:    Fairfax County, VA
$16.07  per hour

Hours:   Sunday – 4PM-12AM; Monday – 8AM-4PM

You Will: 

  • Gain valuable experience with Pathway Homes’ proven recovery-based, Housing First, model for supporting individuals with mental health and substance use disorders in achieving their goals.
  • Work within a supportive environment meeting regularly with your supervisor and teammates.
  • Hours:  16 hours per week:  Sunday 4-12 and Monday 8-4 

 What Will You Be Doing? 

the Peer Support Specialist provides direct support and assistance to individuals served in developing the skills and confidence needed to achieve goals and further their recovery.  The Peer Support Specialist utilizes their unique experiences and knowledge of the mental health and substance use systems to assist individuals in accessing resources, communicating needs effectively, managing illnesses, creating healthy support and social networks and developing advocacy skills. 

Required qualifications

Current or former lived experiences with mental health or substance use services.  Peer Recovery Specialist certification. Qualified Mental Health Professional eligibility.

Preferred Qualifications

 Include a minimum one year of experience providing direct care services, current certification as a Virginia Medication Aide and experience in work with  individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.

Pathway Homes 

Pathway Homes is dedicated to the ongoing efforts to prevent and end homelessness in our community. We are a nonprofit, community-based organization providing non-time-limited housing and supportive services to adults with severe mental illnesses and/or co-occurring disorders, including substance abuse or intellectual disabilities. Our housing programs incorporate a continuum-of-care approach that meet each individual’s needs, where they are, at their unique point on their road to recovery. Case management services focus on helping individuals attain and strengthen the skills needed to manage their mental and physical health, maintain their home, enhance personal relationships, develop healthy life habits, and promote the achievement of personal goals.

Pathway Homes has been named to Nonprofit Times’ list of “Best Nonprofits to Work For” six years in a row!


If you have a positive attitude, pride in your work, and a passion for helping others, you may be interested in joining our team.


How to Apply: 

Preferred:  Email your resume (or summary of qualifications) and a cover letter to: Resume Roster.

Please include the position title in the subject line of your email.

OR, you may mail to:
Pathway Homes, Inc.
10201 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030

Pathway Homes is an equal opportunity employer.

At Pathway Homes, we are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly based on their knowledge, skills, experience, and achievements without regard to race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.