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

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