Careers

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

JJR – Area Coordinator Southern Area – Location of position to be determined.
Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System(VBHCS)
DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Responsibilities include developing community outreach plans and implementing initiatives in communities to ensure juveniles have access to services as outlined in the grant, to develop relationships with juvenile courts and various organizations and service providers and to assist with identifying eligible families in need of services. Assist in completing assessments and initial intakes for referrals and assign to appropriate services within the program. Position will cover the following counties in the state of Tennessee: Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, Sequatchie, Van Buren and Warren.

-Development of strong relationships with juvenile judges, juvenile services, school administrators and staff. Strong knowledge of program eligibility requirements, documentation requirements, and to complete necessary paperwork within required time frames.

-Work with local and regional coalitions and groups that support juvenile services, and the development of those groups in local communities are specific duties of this position.

-The Area Coordinator will assist staff in locating and accessing services on behalf of enrolled families and maintain up-to-date resources.

– Routine travel to covered areas.

QUALIFICATIONS (knowledge, skills, and abilities):

-Knowledge of issues facing juveniles in child serving systems, including the legal system, is required.

– Knowledge of community resources and an ability to work within communities to develop new resources that assist families, excellent communication skills, writing skills and an ability to speak in public is necessary in completing duties of this position.

– Ability to develop a strong team, train team members on grant specifics and implement strategies that reflect the vision and goals of the program, and complete tasks in an independent manner as well as work closely with external customers is required.

– Ability to understand and implement grant requirements and complete paperwork related to grant specifics is required.

EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a social services field. Experience working with children and youth and knowledge of child-serving systems is preferred. Experience with resource development, community outreach and juvenile justice programs is preferred.

HR Kelly Lamb

Phone: (615) 206-7487
Fax: (615) 278-6256

JJR – Area Coordinator – JJR Northern Area
Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System(VBHCS)
DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Responsibilities include developing community outreach plans and implementing initiatives in communities to ensure juveniles have access to services as outlined in the grant, to develop relationships with juvenile courts and various organizations and service providers and to assist with identifying eligible families in need of services. Assist in completing assessments and initial intakes for referrals and assign to appropriate services within the program. Position will cover the following counties in the State of Tennessee: Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, White.

DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Development of strong relationships with juvenile judges, juvenile services, school administrators and staff. Strong knowledge of program eligibility requirements, documentation requirements, and to complete necessary paperwork within required time frames.

-Work with local and regional coalitions and groups that support juvenile services, and the development of those groups in local communities are specific duties of this position.

-The Area Coordinator will assist staff in locating and accessing services on behalf of enrolled families and maintain up-to-date resources.

– Routine travel to covered areas.

QUALIFICATIONS (knowledge, skills, and abilities):

-Knowledge of issues facing juveniles in child serving systems, including the legal system, is required.

– Knowledge of community resources and an ability to work within communities to develop new resources that assist families, excellent communication skills, writing skills and an ability to speak in public is necessary in completing duties of this position.

– Ability to develop a strong team, train team members on grant specifics and implement strategies that reflect the vision and goals of the program, and complete tasks in an independent manner as well as work closely with external customers is required.

– Ability to understand and implement grant requirements and complete paperwork related to grant specifics is required.

EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a social services field. Experience working with children and youth and knowledge of child-serving systems is preferred. Experience with resource development, community outreach and juvenile justice programs is preferred.

Job Type: Full-time

Kelly Lamb
Phone: (615) 206-7487
Fax: (615) 278-6256

JR Wrap Facilitator – Location of position to be determined
Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System(VBHCS)

There are 4 available positions for this job title.              They all vary by service area. Please see the bottom of the description for service areas for all 4 positions. 

EXEMPLARY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Wrap Facilitator CM provides targeted support services, via the wraparound process, to families with high risk young children/children/youth/transition age youth, regarding behavioral or emotional problems, parenting issues, and life stressors by developing and implementing bio-psycho-social assessments and service plans with the family and wraparound team members. The Wrap Facilitator/CM utilizing the System of Care (SOC) philosophy will work with families, social service organizations, and other state agencies to develop a coordinated network of resources and supports in their communities.

· Works closely with Program Director regarding all grant program protocol and data collection instruments. Must be willing to have a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the client with possible weekends, evenings or early mornings.

· Responsible for ensuring all phases and activities of the Wraparound Process are done to high quality and fidelity – accountable to family team.

· Provides outreach and engagement to families upon referral to the program by conducting initial phone contact and the intake process with the assistance of the Area Coordinator.

· Completes an assessment of the family including Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) assessment and other national evaluation tools to develop a care plan.

· Provides face-to-face direct service hours to families including support, referrals and assistance with the development of positive parenting, safety planning, basic life skills and parenting a child/youth with special needs.

· Assists family in developing a list of individuals they want to attend the Family Team Meetings.

· Ensures that the wraparound process is family driven and that families experience ongoing participation in and ownership of their care plans.

· Provides liaison functions for the team members and service providers.

· Creation of the family team and scheduling of case conferences/family team meetings in collaboration with FSS and family members.

· As a result of the family team process, develops, and coordinates Individual Service Plan (ISP) with the family and FSS.

· Linkage to community resources, clinical services, and natural supports related to the child/youth.

· Participates in team-based supervision meetings.

· Skills building for the child/youth as appropriate.

· Team maintenance and transition coordination.

· Maintains up-to-date case records on each client family, including weekly contact reports, service agreements, evaluations, and termination summaries.

· Maintains and builds community relations, through education and advocacy and participating in external meetings such as the Community Action Board (CAB), Council on Children’s Mental Health (CCMH) meeting and other meetings related to children/youth and families.

· Collaborates with program supervisor to train staff; provides field case consultation & support to new staff.

· Other duties and tasks as assigned.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

· Display effective communication, be approachable and engaging.

· Ability to build teams that are cohesive, promote trust and have strong desire to help people.

· Display knowledge of child-serving systems and local resources.

· Encourage youth and family voice and choice and promote active listening.

· Be knowledgeable and sensitive to the culture of the youth and family and effectively convey that to team members. Articulate the strengths of the youth and family to team members.

· Empathize with families and focus on empowering children/youth and families.

· Display strong organizational skills and be a self-starter

· Manage potentially tense and/or uncomfortable situations and conversations. Be able to brainstorm and evaluate ideas without judgment.

· Promote and support the consensus of effective action plans

· Provide a continued focus on goal setting and goal attainment.

· Monitor and support team members to complete assigned actions steps.

· Knowledge of children and youth who have emotional and behavioral disorders.

· Knowledge and experience with the juvenile justice, educational, and/or other child-serving systems.

· Desire to help and support families, with strong customer service skills.

· Commitment to system of care principles, cultural competency & effective team work.

· Basic computer and writing skills.

EDUCATIONAL/ EXPERIENCE:

A bachelor’s degree in a social services field. Experience working with children/youth and families, child-serving systems, and juvenile justice. Ability to provide a strength-based, client-centered approach to service delivery. TRAVEL REQUIRED

Job Type: Full-time

Service Areas- 

Position 1-  Position will cover the following counties in the state of Tennessee: Bledsoe, Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Polk and Rhea.  

Position 2-  Position will cover the following counties in the state of Tennessee: Dekalb, Overton, Putnam, Smith and White.  

Position 3- Position will cover the following counties in the state of Tennessee: Clay, Cumberland, Fentress, Jackson, Macon and Pickett. 

Position 4- Position will cover the following counties in Tennessee: Grundy, Marion, Sequatchie, Van Buren and Warren. 

Kelly Lamb
Phone: (615) 206-7487
Fax: (615) 278-6256

JJR Family Support Specialist – Location of position to be determined
Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System(VBHCS)

Position Description – Responsibilities and Requirements:
The Family Support Specialist provides direct caregiver-to-caregiver support. The FSS is a vital resource to assist families and others who are caring for young children/children/youth/transition age youth with emotional, behavioral, and/or co-occurring disorders. To achieve the resiliency and recovery goals of the child/youth and family, the FSS promotes self-determination, personal responsibility, and the skills, knowledge and confidence to be an effective advocate for his/her child/youth, and inspires a sense of hope that resiliency and recovery are achievable goals.

The Family Support Specialist works closely with Program Director regarding all grant program protocol and data collection instruments. Must be willing to have a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the client with possible weekends, evenings or early mornings.

· Teach and role model the value of every individual’s experience caring for a child or youth with a mental, emotional, behavioral, (MEB) or co-occurring disorder.

· Fosters a full and equal partnership with the child/youth, family, and caregiver.

· Encourages and assists caregivers in developing informal and formal networks of support that are responsive to the culture and unique needs of their child/youth and family.

· Teaches the child/youth, family, and caregiver how to identify and utilize their strengths in achieving the family’s goals.

· Assists in facilitation of the family team meetings.

· Develops agenda with caregiver; leads the meeting with caregiver until the caregiver is ready to do so alone. Arranges for time and place of meeting.

· Ensures that family team and other required paperwork are completed as instructed.

· Completes and disseminates service plan to team members with their tasks highlighted.

· Schedules subsequent family team meetings and provides members with date, time & location.

· Partners with family/ family team members in identifying and overcoming barriers/service gaps.

· Understands and utilizes specific interventions necessary to assist caregivers in developing a family team and in establishing and meeting their child/youth and family’s individualized goals.

· Assists caregivers in creating their family team and individualized service plan.

· Leads as well as models how to facilitate collaborative working relationships with providers, school staff, and other professionals to positively transform the treatment experience of the child, youth, and family.

· Models effective coping techniques and advocacy skills.

· Teaches relevant skills needed for effective advocacy and navigation of the child-serving systems, including child welfare, juvenile justice, education, mental health, and transition services.

· Assists caregivers in meeting their child’s or youth’s needs through support, education, and guidance in school related meetings (504, Individual Education Plans, etc.) and the special education system as needed.

· Assists caregivers in identifying and connecting with service addressing substance abuse and co-occurring disorders as well as providing information and other resources.

· Assists caregivers in learning how to access community resources and in making positive treatment choices for their child/youth and family.

· Appropriately documents activities provided to caregivers in either their individual records or program records.

· Assists non-caregiver staff in identifying programs and environments that foster hope and resiliency and are family-driven and youth-guided in nature.

· Participates in team-based supervision.

· Other duties and/or tasks as assigned.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

· Knowledge of the service area and of resources for children and youth and families.

· Knowledge and personal experience with children and youth who have emotional and behavioral disorders.

· Knowledge and experience with the juvenile justice, educational, and/or other child serving systems.

· Desire to help and support families, with strong customer service skills.

· Commitment to system of care principles, cultural competency & effective team work.

· Excellent communication, organizational, problem-solving/creative thinking skills.

· Established support system and access to resources.

· Basic computer and writing skills.

EDUCATIONAL/ EXPERIENCE:
A minimum of high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) equivalent is required. Must be the parent or designated primary caregiver of a child/youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health disorder and experience in navigating child-serving systems. Self-identify as the primary caregiver of a child or youth with a mental, emotional, behavioral or co-occurring disorder who has successfully navigated the child-serving systems to access treatment and resources necessary to build resiliency and foster success in the home, school, and community. Individual must have the ability to successfully complete training recognized by Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) on how to assist other caregivers in fostering resiliency in their child/youth based on the principles of resiliency and recovery within 3 months of employment and be able acquire their Certification from TDMHSAS within one year of employment. TRAVEL REQUIRED

Job Type: Full-time

Kelly Lamb
Phone: (615) 206-7487
Fax: (615) 278-6256

JJR Peer Support Specialist – Location of position to be determined.
Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System(VBHCS)

DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

I. Is a current or past recipient of mental health services and/or co-occurring disorder services who has successfully navigated the child and/or mental health systems;

II. Is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, or if not currently a Certified Peer Recovery specialist become a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist within (1) year from date of hire; and Obtains the “Transition Age Designation” for the CPRS within (1) year from the date such designation is created;

III. Provides Peer Mentoring to assist service recipients in making a successful transition to adulthood in the transition domains of education, employment, living situation, and community life;

IV. Provides direct peer-to-peer recovery support services using technology, outreach, engagement, and support through the referral, treatment, and recovery and resiliency support services process;

V. Provides outreach to engage service recipients in an effort to increase the number of individuals screened who follow through with referral; Identifies participants who appear to need individualized assistance whether due to cultural issues, reading difficulties, or disability, and provides the appropriate assistance;

VI. Utilizes techniques to assist participants (probing, individualized administration, providing context for questionnaire items) and makes accommodations for them.

VII.Responsibilities will also include implementation and adherence to the system of care model. Attend all trainings, meetings, and webinars related to the JJR grant required by the State. Participate and execute any other JJR related tasks as instructed by the State and Agency Program Directors.

QUALIFICATIONS (knowledge, skills, and abilities):

Knowledge of the signs and symptoms of mental illness and the ability to refer and connect grant recipients with resources. Knowledge and skill to teach and engage in basic problem solving strategies. First Hand knowledge of navigating the children and/or adult mental health systems. An understanding of transitional age children/young adults and their families. An ability to communicate effectively and work well independently and as a team. The ability to complete and turn in all paperwork as required by the grant. Ability to learn and use telehealth equipment to provide services as needed.

EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s Degree preferred. High School Diploma or GED with significant experience considered.

Peer-to- peer support is an integral part of this position; lived experience as a mental health consumer is required.

Job Type: Full-time

Kelly Lamb
Phone: (615) 206-7487
Fax: (615) 278-6256

JJR – Juvenile Justice Reform – Employment Specialist – Location of position to be determined.
Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System(VBHCS)

DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

Position will cover Clay, Cumberland, Dekalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith and White counties.
Complete training and certification for the evidence-based practice Individual Placement and Support (IPS) within the first 6 months of employment.
Provide IPS supported employment services to clients from an 11 county area.
With the client’s permission, provide education and support to family members and other client-specified contacts about work.Gather input regarding skills, interests, strengths of the client and ideas for support.
Help clients think about long-term employment goals, work history, strengths, personal culture (as defined by each person), justice involvement, and other factors that relate to a current vocational goal.
Complete career profile for each new client with information from the client, mental health practitioners, and with permission, family members or past employers.Update the profile with each new job and education experience.
Develop an individual employment plan with the client to include input from the JJR team and family support network. Incorporate information about the person’s culture (as defined by each client) as related to work and education. Update the employment plan quarterly or when there is a change in employment or education status.
Conduct job development and job search activities directed toward positions that are individualized to the interests and uniqueness of the people on his/her caseload, following the principles and procedures of IPS.
Provide education and support to employers as agreed upon by clients, which may include negotiating job accommodations and follow-along contact with the employer/educator.
Provide individualized follow-along supports to assist clients in maintaining employment. Provide frequent in-person supports during the first month of a new job and at least monthly after working steadily, as desired by clients. Provide education and support to employers as agreed upon by clients, which may include negotiating job accommodations and follow-along contact with the employer/educator.
Work closely with JJR team to support integration of needed employment and education services into service plan, including development of post JJR employment-related supports as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS (knowledge, skills, and abilities):

Ability to refer and connect grant recipients with resources.
Knowledge and skills to teach and engage in basic problem solving strategies.
Ability to communicate effectively and work well independently and as a team.
Ability to complete and turn in all paperwork as required by the grant.
TRAVEL REQUIRED.

EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in social services or vocational field. Experience working with youth, employment services, or juvenile-serving systems preferred. Ability to work as an effective team member is essential.

Job Type: Full-time

Kelly Lamb
Phone: (615) 206-7487
Fax: (615) 278-6256

Nurse Manager (RN): Immediate full-time opening at Ridgecrest Group Home in Monteagle for Nurse Manger.

EXEMPLARY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinate the operation of the Supportive Living Facility for the medically fragile utilizing knowledge of nursing practices and procedures.
Administers medications and maintains patients’ medical records on nursing observations.
Evaluates, plans, and documents the psychiatric/medical nursing process.
Provide clinical and programmatic supervision to LPN, CNA, and Psychiatric Technicians.
Provide direct nursing services to the consumer in the home as indicated.
Provides patients care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that considers cultural diversity and age appropriateness so that autonomy, rights, and dignity are preserved.
Provide coordination of psychiatric and medical care with other providers.
Complete utilization management reviews with BHO/MCO to include pre-admission and continued stay authorizations.
Must possess the ability to plan, organize, implement, and interpret the program’s goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc. that are necessary.
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, clients, residents, visitors, and the general public.
Maintain communications with the Center Director and other departments as necessary.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
Registered Nurse with Tennessee license with five years clinical nursing experience and some mental health experience.  RNC is preferred.

Interested candidates should send application and resume to
Attn. Rebekah Sents, HR
P.O. Box 4755
Chattanooga, TN 37405
or email
rsents@vbhcs.org

PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIAN: Chattanooga CSU department has an immediate opening for Full Time and Part Time/PRN Psychiatric Technicians

DUTIES: Teach classes related to mental health topics to clients and adhere to schedule. Interact in all activities with clients including meals; assisting with preparation of meals when needed. Assess vital signs on a regular basis. Maintain documentation of client encounters in the medical record in accordance with the company and regulatory guidelines. Must be able to work with minimal direct supervision, and report to supervisor in a concise timely manner. Display flexibility in accepting additional assignments and assignment changes. Actively seek new learning opportunities related to mental health. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

EDUCATIONAL/ EXPERIENCE:
Must have High School Diploma or GED. One year of mental health experience preferred.

Interested candidates submit application/and or resume to, Rebekah Sents, Human Resources Fax (423) 756-4854

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

EXEMPLARY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.

EDUCATIONAL/ EXPERIENCE:
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 at dkevans@vbhcs.org or mail/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 and Johnson Mental Health Center in Chattanooga, 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.

EXCELLENT SALARY and BENEFITS

  • 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)744-3630

(423)745-5150; Fax

For all other locations contact:
Melissa Johnson, HR  Director

Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System

PO Box 4755

Chattanooga, TN 37405

Fax: (423) 756-4854

  • Crisis Intervention Specialist

Chattanooga Chattanooga Crisis department has immediate PRN and Full-time openings for Crisis Intervention. Hours will be discussed during interview.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree( preferred)  in the clinical field (social work, counseling or psychology). Able to maintain a courteous, diplomatic, and helpful orientation. Above average assessment skills, particularly for suicidal potential and potential to harm others. Able to use good judgment and function well in pressure situations. Knowledgeable of commitment procedures. Knowledgeable of resources. Timely, accurate and thorough documentation of client records as well as work activities.

Contact Information:

 Rebekah Sents, HR Administrator

Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System

PO Box 4755

Chattanooga, TN 37405

(423) 756-4854

  • 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 Rebekah Sents (423) 756-4854 or rsents@vbhcs.org

  • RESIDENTIAL TECHNICIAN: Cowan Group home in Cowan TN have need for Part-time/ PRN Residential Techinician 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 Crissy Hubbs (423) 756-4854

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

Education/Requirement:
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
dkevans@vbhcs.org

  • Psychiatric Technician: Cookeville New Leaf department has an immediate opening for a PRN Psychiatric Technician.  There is not a set schedule with this position.

Teach classes related to mental health topics to clients and adhere to schedule. Interact in all activities with clients including meals; assisting with preparation of meals when needed.  Assess vital signs on a regular basis.  Maintain documentation of client encounters in the medical record in accordance with the company and regulatory guidelines.  Must be able to work with minimal direct supervision, and report to supervisor in a concise timely manner. Display flexibility in accepting additional assignments and assignment changes. Actively seek new learning opportunities related to mental health.  Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

EDUCATIONAL/ EXPERIENCE: 
Must have High School Diploma or GED.  One year of mental health experience 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
dkevans@vbhcs.org

Integrated Care Manager/Therapist:  Mountain Valley Mental Health Center connection office, Tracy City has an immediate Full time opening.

EXEMPLARY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Integrated Care Manager/Therapist will be Liaison between the technology-driven care and trusted relationships between the patient and provider.  The position is community based, assisting each site with accessing telehealth, usage of equipment, scheduling appointments, locating services and referrals on behalf of participants and over all coordination of services.  In addition, the Integrated Care Manager/Therapist will:

  • Develop a strong therapeutic alliance and rapport for successful telehealth interventions.
  • Coordinate services using a strengths-based, wrap around technique to engage traditional resources that support the recovery for individuals with mental illness, using a patient centered approach.
  • Work with external specialty providers to assist primary care in consultation on cases using telehealth technology.
  • Orient patients, working with spoke sites to conduct screening and scheduling of appointments.
  • Participate and be involved in community education regarding telehealth and health literacy.
  • Work with the data management staff to track all significant data points related to the grant deliverables.
  • Provide patient therapy to children, adults and families.

ESSENTIAL QUALITIES:

  • Encourages and practices critical thinking
  • Recognizes the influence of workplace relationships on outcomes and results
  • Ability to work as a team member to meet program goals and expectations
  • Maintains a respectful and accepting approach to others
  • Awareness of the influence of the larger context on individual behavior
  • Ability to work independently
  • Willingness to travel in the community as necessary
  • Experience a minimum of 2 years providing therapeutic services.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum of a Master’s degree with mental health experience.  Knowledge of available resources and ability to work with others in the community to access services.  Ability to work as a team member to meet program goals and expectations. Public relation skills with speaking abilities.

Rebekah Sents
Human Resources
Phone (423) 825-4335
Fax (423) 756-4854