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Providence Health & Services Therapist Mental Health Professional - Child/Adolescent in Oregon City, Oregon


Providence is calling a Therapist - Mental Health Professional (0.6 FTE, Rotating/Variable) to Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center in Oregon City, OR.

We are seeking a Therapist Mental Health Associate who will be responsible for providing clinically therapeutic programs and treatment in the inpatient behavioral health units. Under the supervision of the manager/director and in collaboration with multidisciplinary treatment team, the Mental Health Professional Associate (MHP Associate) is responsible for providing various modalities of treatment from a trauma informed clinical model that can include group, individual and family therapy. The MHP Associate is responsible for the psychosocial interventions established in the patient's treatment plan. The MHP Associate will use their education and training to assist in stabilizing and treating patients during their stay on the unit. The MHP-Associate provides feedback and input to the multidisciplinary team regarding their assessment of the patients strengths, capacities, and responsiveness to the treatment. In conjunction with the multidisciplinary team, the MHP-Associate will assist in supporting discharge planning efforts and interventions that support rapid stabilization and movement of the patient back into the community or the next level of care.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provides assessment and develop appropriate psychological treatment interventions within a multidisciplinary team.Under clinical supervision, completes SLUMS and MMPIs with patients when necessary.

  • Provides for the psychosocial rehabilitation of patients by providing group treatment and brief individual interventions appropriate to the age, condition, functioning and cultural background of the patient.

  • Provides with a high degree of independent judgment, individual and group treatment and support to patients and their families in the recovery process.

  • Develop psychosocial treatment interventions that are goal directed and empower patients in their own recovery.

  • Documents progress toward each patient's treatment plan in the clinical system and makes treatment plan updates accordingly.

  • Serves as primary provider of the psychological treatment on the inpatient psychiatric unit. Clinical services will include input into assessment of patients diagnosis, status, capacities, strengths and limitations.

  • Actively participates in the multidisciplinary team.

  • Actively assists in the management of the treatment milieu.

  • Provides consultation to the multidisciplinary team, as needed.

  • Creates behavior intervention plans, when necessary.

  • Completes shift hand-off report for continuity of care.

  • Maintains unit security and participates in code grey events.

  • Takes an active role in patient de-escalations.

  • Performs ongoing assessment and management of patients with suicidal or homicidal thoughts; and evaluates the need for support or involvement with family or collateral meetings.

  • Provides family treatment as needed

  • Provides ASAM assessment and interventions appropriate to assessed stage of change, for patient with substance abuses.

  • Contributes to high quality unit functioning by maintaining professional standards and ethics and strict confidentiality of information. Maintains professional therapeutic boundaries in relationships with patients.

  • Assists with new employee orientating as directed by leadership.

  • Assists with meeting all quality indicators as established by the department.

  • Assists meeting all regulatory compliance metrics and requirements.

  • Participates in unit task forces and committees as appropriate.

  • Actively seeks out and attends training and obtains education to keep current on theoretical and practical applications related to adult, adolescent, adult or geriatric behavioral health issues.

  • Coordinates daily workload assignments and projects to ensure productivity standards are met.


Required qualifications for this position include:

Must have one of the following:

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or other mental health related field from an accredited school, or from a school in candidacy status by the appropriate higher education council. -OR-

  • Master's Degree in Recreational therapy from an accredited school, or from a school in candidacy status by the appropriate higher education council. Working toward licensure with NCTRC. Documentation of an approved supervision plan. Must obtain clinical licensure within the deadlines established by the appropriate Oregon board of licensure -OR-

  • Master’s Degree in Creative/Expressive Arts from an accredited school, or from a school in candidacy status by the appropriate higher education council, required.This Master's degree must be eligible for licensure as LPC or LMFT in accordance with the appropriate Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists.

Must have one of the following:

  • Temporary CSWA license, or proof of CSWA initiated within six months of hire. Must be working toward licensure that must be completed within 5 years of state board approval. Documentation of an approved supervision plan. -OR-

  • Working toward licensure with NCTRC. Documentation of an approved supervision plan required. Must obtain clinical licensure within the deadlines established by the appropriate Oregon board of licensure. -OR-

  • LPC Registered Intern or LMFT Registered Intern from the appropriate Oregon Board, within six months of hire. Must obtain clinical licensure within the deadlines established by the appropriate Oregon board of licensure.

In addition to having experience with:

  • Gathering histories of mental and physical disabilities, alcohol and drug use, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts.

  • Ability to provide individual, family, and/or group therapy

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 1 year experience in an inpatient mental health setting.

  • 1 year experience with child/adolescent population in an inpatient setting.

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Counseling

Location: Oregon-Oregon City

Req ID: 248970