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


Co-Responder Crisis Intervention Specialist II: Full time position available in Gallatin. Position will be based at the Gallatin Police Department.

Respond with Gallatin Police Dept (when initiated by GPD) to provide crisis assessment, counseling, linkage and other services to persons in a mental health crisis to include alcohol and/or drug abuse problems.
Respect the roles and duties of law enforcement understanding that public safety, as determined by officers on the scene, must be prioritized.
Work cooperatively and communicate professionally with members of the law enforcement/CIT and healthcare team.
Work face-to-face with consumers in assisting them in the resolution of their crisis and providing intervention and referrals in the least restrictive environment.
Knowledge of computer skills to be able to search and enter data in the electronic record system.
Respond when dispatched or to clients presenting to a Walk in Center; complete evaluations and data entry in an efficient manner to meet standards when possible.
Complete all data entry according to quality management standards and procedures.
Provide follow up phone calls within 24 hours to make sure follow-up instructions are understood or referrals were accepted.
Participate in staff meetings, training and supervisory sessions as required.
Provide a variety of social services to individual patients and their families, identifying psychiatric emergencies by providing a screening using the Global Appraisal of Individual Needs – Short Screener (GAIN-SS) and an assessment that utilizes DSM V criteria for mental illness.
Identify and secure community resources that best meet the needs of the patient while providing a smooth transition from an acute care setting to an appropriate level of care.
Must have solid organizational skills, be able to function independently while communicating in a professional manner with other healthcare providers, law enforcement, clients and families.
Collect client information and participation data for the purposes of the grant evaluation.
Drive a company or personal vehicle to do assessments, counseling, linkage and provide other services to clients in a mental health crisis.
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Must have a master’s degree in the clinical field (social work, counseling or psychology), licensed preferred. 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. Knowledge of community systems and experience in discharge planning and placement. Timely, accurate and thorough documentation of client records as well as work activities.Must maintain certification in CPR and First Aid. Certification must be completed within first 30 days of employment. Company will provide training.
Contact HR: Kelly Lamb
Phone- 615-206-7487
Fax- 615-278-6256
  • 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