Substance Use Disorder Treatment - Job Openings


Level II TN-ARR/NARR Certified Company seeks Clinical Associate



Full Time without benefits, various shifts and schedules available. Position can be subject to unusual working hours. Evenings and weekends are required. Licensure individual supervision and CPR training available.   

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Welcomes new clients and/or family to campus, assisting with interview process and orientation to the environment and program provided. Able to work with substance and polysubstance abuse. Assists clinical staff with assessment, by data collection and direct observation of the client and/or family within the therapeutic environment. Transports clients to 12 Step meetings and/or therapeutic recreation activities as assigned. Participates in staff meetings, team meetings, and quality management activities as assigned. Able to deescalate potential and actual crisis situations as need. Performs CPR and First Aid as needed. Assists in monitoring, including making inspections as assigned, and managing client community as a therapeutic environment, holding clients and family accountable for behavior consistent with community guidelines and recovery.


Education and/or Experience

High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree, active pursuit of licensure, experience in addiction environment and/or life experience welcome.


Other Skills

Excellent interpersonal skills; good problem-solving skills; basic computer skills, Word and Excel proficient; Driver’s license with D endorsement; understanding of 12 Step Philosophy and Disease Concept. CPR, First Aid. If recovering one-year recovery with two years preferred.


Email resume to yana@yanahouse.com or fax to 615-383-2577


Counseling Associate 2 (Resource Consultant)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support program operation: support appropriate scheduling of program activities for families; empower enrolled families to utilize their learned skills for optimal program operation; conduct treatment conferences, collect, record, and analyze data from parent and child observations; maintain rater reliability for model fidelity; provide coaching and support to families implementing learned skills; review intake and program paperwork with families; trouble-shoot problems that arise during program; assist in covering tasks of absent staff as needed (e.g. case manager, classroom coordinator, etc.)
  • Maintain case responsibility for assigned families: facilitate enrollment process from intake through discharge; prepare and monitor data on child behavior, write classroom behavior programs, track family’s progress in treatment and enter data for family and program reporting purposes; write or review treatment plans/Family Objectives plans and reports; participate in debriefing and case staffing meetings to prepare for family and program needs; document treatment progress and plans; provide consultation to childcare or school when requested; refer for additional services when indicated; provide liaison services to graduated families upon request
  • Participate in meetings and trainings: actively participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings; complete Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) trainings; attend regularly scheduled in-service trainings and community presentations at RIP; participate in goal-orientated action group(s)
  • Administrative tasks: miscellaneous administrative duties as assigned


Education and Experience:


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in one of the following fields (Early Childhood) Education, Social Work, Psychology, or other mental health related field. Relevant experience may be substituted for education


Other: Must be able to work some evenings.


To apply: This Counseling Associate 2 position will be posted on Tennessee Department of Human Resources at http://www.tn.gov/hr/section/employment on Wednesday, July 5th through July 18th.




Peer and Volunteer Specialist

The Peer and Volunteer Specialist provides direction, coordination, and consultation for all peer and volunteer functions at MHAMT.  All aspects of this position are new to our growing agency, which allows creativity and demands initiative.


Job Duties and Responsibilities (Other duties to be assigned as appropriate.)

  • Develop, promote, and maintain a wide range of volunteer opportunities within the organization
  • Survey staff regularly to assess needs for volunteers
  • Maintain volunteer descriptions for each assignment
  • Ensure volunteers are staffed to support the various areas of operations, to include reception, exhibit booths, community education, special events, etc.
  • Develop and implement volunteer policies, procedures, standards, orientation, training, and evaluation; and provide ongoing support
  • Maintain accurate records and provide timely statistical and activity reports on volunteer participation
  • Recruit, interview and place applicants for volunteerism, including corporate and United Way volunteer opportunities
  • Recognize and thank volunteers, as appropriate
  • Design and implement a framework for MHAMT’s launch of a peer program
  • As a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS), serve as a “Peer Ambassador” to educate Middle Tennesseans about the value of peers for reduced readmissions and increased recovery
  • Participate in community outreach through exhibit booths, community forums, coalitions, and functions related to MHAMT programs
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements

  • This position REQUIRES a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist
  • Associates degree required, Bachelor degree preferred
  • Relevant work with volunteer management or peer support is preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Excellent organization and calendaring skills are essential.  The right candidate can multi-task and be productive despite frequent interruptions
  • Strong work ethic, innovation, flexibility, and enthusiasm
  • Availability from 8:30am – 5:00pm on weekdays, with only occasional night and weekend expectations.

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Anchorage Community Mental Health Services has been providing outstanding behavioral health services to the residents of Anchorage and the surrounding area for over 40 years. This is a $20m+ mission-driven organization that promotes recovery and wellness by providing consumer-driven behavioral health care, meeting the needs of children, adolescents, adults, and seniors through its broad array of community based programs designed to keep residents in their own communities.

ACMHS' CEO, Jerry Jenkins, will be retiring after 15 years of outstanding leadership and who, along with a committed Board and outstanding staff have seen a tremendous growth in services to meet an increasing need.

The person we're looking for will have a track record of being both a visionary and strategic leader,  have a demonstrated ability to work effectively in large complex organizations, possess a strong business capability with solid management skills, possess a full appreciation of the needs of culturally diverse communities and be prepared to make "the last Frontier" his/her home.

Ideal candidates will be Master's prepared in a business or healthcare discipline and have a minimum of 5 years of senior management experience in a health care setting; behavioral health experience preferred.

If you know anyone or might have any interest yourself, would you be interested in speaking by phone with one of my colleagues who is leading the search? We're interested in speaking ASAP!

Additionally, please do feel free to share my note with others as you feel appropriate. I appreciate the opportunity to network with professionals such as yourself!

Michelle Carrigan




Executive Director


  • Bachelor’s degree, prefer Master’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Commitment to THCC’s mission
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising, including grants, donor cultivation and events
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication
  • Experience in personnel management and basic understanding of community organizing


  • Experience in and commitment to working with volunteers
  • Experience in public relations and public policy formation

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In cooperation with the Board of Directors, implement all Board directives, policies and procedures, including the on-going work of board committees
  • In cooperation with the Board of Directors, insure a strategic vision that embodies THCC’s mission. Implement the vision through operational plans
  • Work with volunteers, board members and staff to insure sufficient financial resources are developed to support the organization’s vision, including grant writing, donors, contracts and community events
  • Provide effective leadership and support to all staff, volunteers and THCC programs
  • Provide direct supervision to management staff
  • Ensure sound fiscal management and reporting, and compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations
  • Represent THCC in the community
  • Insure that an effective volunteer program is maintained
  • Participate in board meetings and events, travel as needed within the state and to national meetings and trainings
  • Be available to perform some duties outside of traditional work hours and take on other duties as directed by the Board of Directors

Salary: $55,000 based on proven track record
Send resume to: Clare Sullivan, Chair, THCC Board of Directors by May 15, 2017 clare.d.sullivan@gmail.com




Position: Peer Recovery/General

Good Afternoon – if you are looking for a career and want to be a part of one of the nation’s largest agencies owned and operated by people with lived experience of mental health conditions and addictions now is the time to act. The Tennessee Mental Health Consumers' Association has several job openings throughout the state of Tennessee including several for Peer Recovery Specialists.

Here is the link to apply for TMHCA Jobs http://tmhca-tn.org/jobs/

If you are not the right person for these positions maybe you know someone that is so feel free to pass it on.

Tennessee Mental Health Consumers' Association

3931 Gallatin Pike Nashville, Tennessee 37216