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

Immediate Full-Time opening at the Chattanooga 
office for a Crisis Director.
EXEMPLARY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Oversight of services and facility at Walk-in/Crisis center.
2. Recruit, train, and supervise Crisis staff for mobile and walk-in center.

3. Conduct staff meetings monthly and as necessary.
4. Provide clinical and administrative supervision of Walk-
in/Crisis center staff.
5. Provide data as necessary for monthly reports.
6. Coordinate referral services with CSU and CSU Manager.
7. Work with CSU Manager to coordinate security services w/ site security supervisor.
8. Assist in development of goals and objectives for the crisis system. 9. Provide Clinical assessment services. 10. Monitor staff documentation and timely completion of WIC logs. 11. Maintain the program in accordance with all licensure and other regulatory bodies, rules and standards. 12. Promote the use of telehealth within the crisis system. 13. Ensure 24/7 staff coverage with monthly schedule. 14. Process timesheets, mileage and extra pay for supervised staff. 15. Provide clinical supervision in addition to backing up clinical review staff & CON interviews for all 29 counties (on-call including some nights and weekends). 16. Coordinate w/Sr. Director of Crisis Services and VP of Crisis Services on any additional reports needed to track flow of business and peak hours. 17. Work closely w/ Sr. Director and VP of Crisis Services to meet community needs (i.e. mtgs, presentations, community outreach, etc.). 18. Promote positive relationships and communication with law enforcement partners including assistance with pre-arrest diversion services. 19. Coordinate in-services / staff trainings such as CPI and maintain logs/documentation. 20. Lead weekly clinical supervision for crisis services staff as needed 21. Peer review monitor 22. Train / assist with training Crisis Staff 23. Other duties as assigned. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Master’s Degree in Clinical Studies, Social Work or related field. License required and credentials to be Mandatory Prescreening Agent. Strong clinical background. Experience in budgeting and knowledge of management information systems is preferred. Administrative experience managing a mental health program is preferred. Interested candidates should fax or email resume to Dena Thomsen, Human Resources: Thank you, Dena Thomsen Human Resources Phone (423) 825-4335 Fax (423) 756-4854 dthomsen@vbhcs.org





Immediate Full-Time opening at the Hiwassee Mental Health Center for a Crisis Director.

EXEMPLARY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.	Oversight of crisis services and Crisis Walk-in Center facility (when facility applicable). 
2.	Recruit, train, and supervise Crisis staff for mobile and walk-in center (when WIC applicable).
3.	Conduct staff meetings monthly and as necessary. 
4.	Provide clinical and administrative supervision of Crisis Services staff. 
5.	Provide data as necessary for monthly reports.
6.	Coordinate referral services with CSU and CSU Manager. 
7.	Work with other departments to coordinate security services w/ on-site security supervisor when applicable. 
8.	Assist in development of goals and objectives for the crisis system.
9.	Provide Clinical assessment services. 
10.	Monitor staff documentation and timely completion of WIC logs (when logs applicable).
11.	Maintain the program in accordance with all licensure and other regulatory bodies, rules and standards.
12.	Promote the use of telehealth within the crisis system.
13.	Ensure 24/7 staff coverage with monthly schedule. 
14.	Process timesheets, mileage and extra pay for supervised staff. 
15.	Provide clinical supervision in addition to backing up clinical review staff & CON interviews for all 29 counties (on-call including some nights and weekends). 
16.	Coordinate w/Sr. Director of Crisis Services and VP of Crisis Services on any additional reports needed to track flow of business and peak hours.  
17.	Work closely w/ Sr. Director and VP of Crisis Services to meet community needs (i.e. mtgs, presentations, community outreach, etc.). 
18.	Promote positive relationships and communication with law enforcement partners including assistance with pre-arrest diversion services.
19.	Coordinate in-services / staff trainings such as CPI and maintain logs/documentation.
20.	Lead weekly clinical supervision for crisis services staff as needed.
21.	Peer review monitor.
22.	Train / assist with training Crisis Staff.
23.	Other duties as assigned. 


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Master’s Degree in Clinical Studies, Social Work or related field. License required and credentials to be Mandatory Prescreening Agent.  Strong clinical background.  Experience in budgeting and knowledge of management information systems is preferred.  Administrative experience managing a mental health program is preferred. 

Interested candidates should fax or email resume to Dena Thomsen, Human Resources:

Thank you,
Dena Thomsen
Human Resources 
Phone (423) 825-4335
Fax (423) 756-4854
dthomsen@vbhcs.org
 
  • 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/fax resume to

1200 S Willow Ave
Cookeville, TN 38506

dkevans@vbhcs.org

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

  • 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

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  • 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

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