Southeast Mental Health Educator

Employment Type: Part time

Scheduled hours:

  • 15-30 hours a week on average
  • Availability Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4 PM
  • Works through the school year August – May/June

Program: Mental Health 101

Site Location: Chattanooga, TN / Remote / Traveling

Pay Rate: Starts at $16-$18 an hour

Other Compensation: Mileage reimbursement at 56 cents a mile

Position Overview: The part-time mental health educator will be scheduled to speak to classes of middle school and high school students throughout Southeast Tennessee and potentially in East Tennessee.

Essential Job Functions

  • Familiarity with program curriculum
  • Teaching mental health concepts to students
  • Interacting appropriately with students and school staff
  • Use PowerPoint slides and activities to engage students.
  • Administering pre-test, post-test, and other evaluation components to students and school staff
  • Data entry of paper pre and posttests
  • Providing schedule of availability to supervisor
  • Pick up and drop off materials needed to teach classes
  • Appropriately refer students to school counselor or crisis intervention services if needed


  • Bachelor’s degree required, in a mental health or social services field preferred
  • Experience and comfort with public speaking or education
  • Experience working with children and youth
  • Knowledge of mental illnesses and other mental health topics and ability to discuss and explain them to all ages of students
  • Reliable transportation and willingness to travel to schools in Southeast and East Tennessee
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check
  • Participation in curriculum training program
  • Availability for assignments typically lasting the entire school day (a typical school day usually lasts from 8 am – 3:30 pm)

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Call Center Peer Recovery Specialist

Employment Type: Part time

Scheduled hours:

  • 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (Max 30 hours per week) – Hiring for 1 position
  • 3:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Max 30 hours per week) – Hiring for 1 position

Program: Call Center

Site Location: Knoxville, TN

Pay Rate: Starts at $13-$15 an hour

Scope: Work with supervising program manager to provide telephone support to persons with persistent mental illness, substance abuse, or dual diagnosis. Our focus is on the consumers, their families or members of the public who may seek assistance for themselves or others. Ensure that HIPAA regulations are maintained. Crisis calls must be referred to crisis triage providers as appropriate.


  • Answers calls during a scheduled shift assigned by supervisor
  • Use recovery language
  • Be able to identify a pre-crisis or stressful situation and to follow the pre-crisis protocol
  • Keep all calls confidential unless crisis referral is needed
  • Limited and appropriate self-disclosure
  • Maintain call logs and daily reports
  • Attend all continuing education trainings
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Ability to work with Peers
  • Ability to both organize and consistently carry out required tasks
  • Ability to use open-ended questions
  • Able to empathize with caller
  • Possess professional and ethical standards and behaviors
  • Ability to use e-mail and computer-based data entry system

Education, Experience and Training

  • High School or GED
  • WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)
  • TN Peer Specialist Class or Certification

Position is reserved for individuals who are in recovery.

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The Mental Health Association offers all services to eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin or disability.

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