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

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.

Must have High School Diploma or GED. One year of mental health experience preferred.

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

  • 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 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.


  • 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

  • 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:

 Dena Thomsen, 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 Dena Thomsen (423) 756-4854

  • 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 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