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Part-time mental health instructor

The part-time mental health educator will be scheduled to speak to classes of middle school and high school students throughout the East Tennessee area. One instructor is being hired for Knoxville and surrounding areas (including tri-cities area), one instructor is being hired for the Chattanooga (Southeast Tennessee) area.

Essential Job Functions

  • Familiarity with program curriculum
  • Teaching mental health concepts and skills 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
  • Providing schedule of availability to Director of Education and Outreach
  • Pick up and drop off of materials needed to teach classes
  • Appropriately refer students to school counselor or crisis intervention services if needed


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Mental health or social services field preferred
  • Experience and comfort with public speaking
  • Experience working with children and youth
  • Knowledge of mental illnesses and ability to discuss and explain them to all ages of students
  • Reliable transportation and willingness to travel to schools in 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)

Please submit a resume and cover letter to MH101@mhaet.com. Expected start date August 2019. 

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