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Good Behavior Game Director



Job Summary

Full Time, Grant funded position; Off Site

Supervised by TSPN Deputy Director

The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) is a statewide public-private organization responsible for implementing the Tennessee Strategy for Suicide Prevention as defined by the 2001 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

TSPN is a grassroots network which includes counselors, mental health professionals, physicians, clergy, journalists, social workers, law enforcement personnel, as well as survivors of suicide loss, individuals with Lived Experience, and community volunteers. TSPN works across the state to eliminate the stigma of suicide and educate communities about the warning signs of suicide, with the goal of lowering the state’s rates of suicide.

We seek to achieve these objectives through organizing and promoting regular regional activities, providing suicide prevention and crisis intervention training to community organizations, and conducting postvention sessions for schools and organizations after suicides occur.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist with the recruitment of businesses or organizations from rural areas in Tennessee to participate in Be the One Training.
  • Network with schools and educators for grades K-2; while developing and maintaining updated contacts to share prevention resources, promote Good Behavior Game (GBG), support schools that implement GBG program, and develop effective communication with participating schools and teachers.
  • Provide training, technical assistance and resource information suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention to school districts, school educators, educational programs servicing students K-2, and communities stakeholders
  • Represent agency at community meetings and events as the program expert on the GBG program.
  • Implement the Good Behavior Game in K-2 elementary school classrooms within rural areas across the state.
  • Promote and provide suicide prevention trainings to teachers or other school personnel across the state; primarily in rural communities.
  • Work to achieve and implement all responsibilities and outcomes outlined in the grant.
  • Promote education about the mental health and substance abuse parity.
  • Coordinate gatekeeper and lethality assessment training using curricula supported by TSPN 
  • Participate in activities related to the maintenance of ESSENCE rapid prevention response plans for children under 18 and young adults aged 18 to 24.
  • Assist with postvention operations at schools, businesses, and other agencies affected by recent suicide deaths
  • Prepare reports as necessary and required by Central office
  • Participate in new directives and initiatives as directed by Central Office
  • Accurately and efficiently report all outcomes
  • Participate in professional development opportunities
  • Collaborate with other organizations, councils, coalitions, and other stakeholders
  • Other duties as assigned


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in social service or education field combined with work experience in a classroom setting.  A Master’s degree in a social service or education field with five or more years in a classroom setting is preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability for organization and administration;
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting;
  • Demonstrated skills in oral, written and interpersonal communications, including strong computer skills;
  • Experience in training on the topics of suicide prevention.
  • Experience in developing and facilitating training curriculum
  • Demonstrated ability to gather and disseminate information
  • Respect and honor cultural and human diversity

These qualifications express the minimum standards for education and experience.  Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may qualify an applicant for consideration.

Additional Information


Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance offered. 13 paid holidays per year and generous PTO accural.

How to Apply

Interested applicants shall submit a cover letter and resume to No phone calls.


  • Date Posted: November 1, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Salary Range: $40,000 -- $45,000
  • Working Hours: 37.5 hrs/wk