Working for the Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services

If you are looking for a dynamic work environment where employees are valued and encouraged to grow, then TDMHSAS is the right place for you.  Our goal is to build a culture that brings out the best in our staff and offers the highest quality care for consumers and their families. With us, your expertise will be valued and your skills will be challenged and expanded.  We celebrate diversity and provide a place where employees are part of something larger than themselves, where they can take pride in their work, and where their work makes a difference.

For posted career opportunities with the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, please visit the State of Tennessee’s jobs search engine at Search for open positions by county, by key word, and by category. Choose 'Mental Health' for jobs listed in the Mental Health category. For ongoing job opportunities at our hospitals, click "Jobs at the Hospitals."  You can also connect with TDMHSAS on LinkedIn at this link.

Current TDMHSAS Job Opportunities

Updated 5/14/2024, 4:45 p.m.

Please Note:  Applicants interested in any job classifications listed must submit and complete an online application. All candidates should be prepared to update their applicant information in the new PeopleSoft Recruiting applicant system. Please be sure to include your education and employment history regardless of the information you may have supplied in a previous application to DOHR.

If you have any questions concerning the online application please contact the HR Service Center at (615) 987-0100 for assistance. 

External applicants can visit which will direct them to the new PeopleSoft Recruiting applicant system to search and apply for career opportunities at the State of Tennessee. 

Stories from TDMHSAS Employees

Our Mission

Creating collaborative pathways to resiliency, recovery, and independence for Tennesseans living with mental illness and substance use disorders.

Our Vision

A state of resiliency, recovery, and independence in which Tennesseans living with mental illness and substance use disorders thrive.

Our Values

• Customer Focused
• Integrity
• Inspired Purpose
• Excellence
• Compassionate and Effective Leadership
• Solutions and Outcomes-Oriented
• Partnership