Survivor Ventures is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title: Intensive Community Based Peer Support Specialist (Housing)

Directly Reports to Program Director


Position Summary: The Peer Support Specialist provides participants with intensive community based (ICB) case management services and on-site trauma-informed housing stability services.


Job Responsibilities


  1. Participate in the delivery of team-based, client-centered ICB service delivery.

  2. In coordination with S2E Intensive Community Based team, link participants to services to overcome barriers to housing including employment and economic empowerment, social services, childcare, transportation.

  3. Meet with participants at their home and accompany participants to court and other appointments in the community.

  4. Communicate and maintain good working relationships with crisis shelter providers, landlords and program participants.

  5. Administer housing barrier and VI-SPDATT Assessments

  6. Lead efforts in furniture acquisition and delivery upon lease signing and ahead of move-in dates.

  7. Provide trauma informed, strengths-based support and direct services to survivors.

  8. Building a trauma-informed, trust-based relationship with participants.

  9. Participation in case reviews, MDT’s and staff meetings.

  10. Communicate and maintain good working relationships with local CoC (SVHC) and attend weekly family and biweekly individual coordinated entry meetings, presenting clients and accepting referrals needed.

  11. Meet with participants regularly to provide support and guidance regarding budget, credit and financial goals.

  12. Serve as the mediator between participants and landlord if a conflict arises.

  13. Ensure client records, case notes and program documentation are up to date and according to standard.

  14. Provide referrals to community partners and stay connected to ensure coordinated care and data tracking.

  15. Assist in provision of training to community partners.


  • High School Diploma or GED, required.

  • Experience with housing support services, property management, real estate and leasing offices required.

  • Posses and maintain a valid Virginia driver’s license and insured vehicle that meets minimum State of Virginia insurance requirements.

  • Must be a survivor of human trafficking.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and maintain positive relationships with Survivor Ventures staff and providers, administrators, peers, families, and stakeholders.

  • Willingness to be innovative and flexible to meet the needs of direct service staff. 

  • Demonstrate familiarity and ability to navigate and use Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook); perform data entry (TIMS); and keep good records.


Please email your resume and cover letter to with the words "Application for Employment" in the subject line. Click here to apply.

(757) 317-0352

 259 Granby Street, #250

Norfolk VA 23510

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