Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System is one of Tennessee’s largest and most established community behavioral health treatment providers. We look for people dedicated to serving individuals and families experiencing mental illness, addiction or co-occurring disorders. Our continuum of service providers includes professionals, paraprofessionals and support staff from various backgrounds. If you are interested in serving the people of your community, contact us regarding possible employment opportunities.

Current Openings

The Crisis Stabilization Unit in Cookeville, located within Plateau Mental Health Center, has an immediate opening for a CSU Program Manager .


  1. Coordinate the operation of the Crisis Stabilization Unit utilizing guidelines that pertain to CSU’s in compliance with VBHCS policies and contractual agreements.
  2. Must possess the ability to plan, organize, implement, and interpret the program’s goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary.
  3. Maintain communications with the Regional Crisis Director and other departments as necessary.
  4. Deal tactfully with personnel, clients, visitors, governmental agencies, and the general public.
  5. Provide discharge planner and psychiatric technician duties as needed.
  6. Provide supervision and information to CSU employees.
  7. Supervises monitors, evaluates and schedules use of time and effort of CSU staff
  8. Enforces VBHCS disciplinary/corrective actions for employees
  9. Recommends staff hiring, terminations and wage and salary adjustment to the VP of Crisis Services.
  10. Evaluates, develops and monitors training needs/requirements of CSU staff
  11. Hire and provide training to new staff on CSU procedures and ECR.
  12. Work with agency nurses on procedures and Qualifacts during the shift covered.
  13. Ensure clinical records are kept according to Medical Records and Quality Assurance standards.
  14. Administers personnel standards in accordance with VBHCS policies 
  15. Maintain the unit’s needs for operation including supplies and upkeep of the unit.
  16. Participate in community events and conduct community outreach/marketing to promote the CSU.
  17. Other duties as assigned



Registered Nurse (TN) with minimum three-(3) years of mental health/co-occurring disorders experience. Supervisory experience of 3-5 years’ minimum required. Inpatient psychiatric hospital experience preferred. The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this employee classification.  Employees may be required to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

 Interested candidates submit statement of interest to, Debby Evans, Human Resources

1200 S Willow Ave
Cookeville, TN 38506

Fax: 931-432-2867


  • Plateau Mental Health Center CSU department in Cookeville has openings for PRN Registered Nurse.

Duties to include but not limited to administering injections. Nurse would also be responsible for phoning in or dispensing medication as prescribed by MD as well as educating and answering questions pertaining to the medications. Monitoring of lab work within the guidelines pertaining to specific medication dispensed and participation in staffing of patients.

Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Tennessee and experience working in the mental health field. Registered Nurse with Psychiatric Certification preferred. Proactive, enthusiastic, career focused, determined and positive attitude.

Interested candidates can submit a statement of interest via e-mail to Deborah Evans, Human Resources/fax resume to

1200 S Willow Ave
Cookeville, TN 38506

Fax: 931-432-2867

  • Nurse Practitioner

Cheer Mental Health Center in McMinnville,TN, Mountain Valley Mental Health in Jasper, TN, Hiwassee Mental Health Center in Cleveland TN, Plateau Mental Health Center in Cookeville,TN are seeking full-time Nurse Practitioners.

Duties include medication reviews and renewals/changes; new patient evaluations and medication initiation; ordering labwork; and providing medical coverage according to protocols.

QUALIFICATIONS Master’s degree in Nursing, with certification from the American Nurse Credentialing Center as a clinical specialist. Must maintain licensure as outlined by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners for the State of Tennessee.


  • Performance Based Compensation Optional
  • Group Health Insurance
  • Group Medical Insurance
  • Long Term Disability – paid 100% by VBHCS
  • Optional Benefits – Short Term Disability, Cancer, Critical Illness, Accident, Life, Auto, Home Owners
  • 401K Retirement Program
  • Paid Vacation / Sick Time
  • Nine Paid Holidays
  • Moving Expenses – VBHCS pays 80% of one time moving expenses up to a maximum of $4,500
  • Reimbursement for Renewal of License, DEA, and ANCC
  • Malpractice Coverage with VBHCS liability policy

Contact Information: 

For the Cleveland location contact:

Renee Tipton


(423)745-5150; Fax

  • RESIDENTIAL TECHNICIAN: Chattanooga Group Homes, Walden, Sabrina and Donlyn, all have need for Part-time/ PRN Residential Techinicians to include weekends.

A high school diploma or GED is required. Mental health experience or experience as a resident tech is preferred. Must have a valid TN driver’s license with an F endorsement. Certification in
CPR and First Aid is also required.

Please fax interest to Dena Thomsen (423) 756-4854

  • LPN:  Immediate part time/PRN opening at Plateau Mental Health Center in Cookeville New Leaf Department for a LPN.

Completion of a state-approved certified nursing program and the successful passing of a competency program which meets state regulations. Must possess an unrestricted certification as a LPN. Must have at least 6 months work experience as a LPN in a healthcare/psychiatric setting. Licensed Practical Nurse with Tennessee license. Experience working with medically fragile and psychiatric clients preferred.

Interested candidates should mail, fax or email resume to Debby Evans, Human Resources:
Plateau Mental Health Center
1200 S Willow Ave
Cookeville, TN 38506
Fax: 931-432-2867