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Providence Health & Services Behavioral Health Specialist - Providence East Olympia Family Medicine *24 Hours Total Per Week* in Olympia, Washington


Providence Medical Group is seeking a part-time Behavioral Health Specialist to join the clinical team at St. Peter Family Medicine (SPFM) in Olympia, Washington. Work within a Patient Centered Medical Home Modeled practice in coordination with primary care providers and staff, and provide care and support for the behavioral health needs of patients. As part of a teaching facility, you also will be responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating the behavioral science curriculum of the Providence St. Peter Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program.

In this position you will:

  • Provide both patient-centered psychotherapy and integrated behavioral health services to patients of all ages. Bill as appropriate for services.

  • Provide behavioral health care that meets a standard of excellence, focuses on providing timely and efficient care that is supported by evidence-based medicine, follows quality outcome processes, and ensures patient safety.

  • Administer SPFM behavioral health programs and take the lead in program components as assigned.

  • Provide clinical supervision to behavioral health students, interns, associates or other learners in placement at SPFM per licensure guidelines

  • Teach and evaluate the progress of family medicine residents according to ACGME competencies.

  • Teach essential behavioral science knowledge and skills including mental health assessment, intervention, primary care behavioral health intervention, motivational interviewing, clinical communication skills, interdisciplinary practice and other topics as part of the behavioral science curriculum.

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's degree in social work, counseling, or mental health

  • Obtain and maintain a valid Washington state license as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP) by the Department of Health of the State of Washington.

  • Eligible for appointment to clinical faculty of the UW Medical School.

  • Two years of clinical behavioral health care experience


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's in Social Work or other Mental Health counseling field.

  • Current non-restricted Washington licensure as a licensed Social Worker or Mental Health Counselor or Marriage and Family Therapist or Clinical Psychologist. Qualifies as a Mental Health Professional.

  • Minimum of two (2) years of clinical behavioral healthcare experience.

  • Advanced clinical experience in Behavioral Health including evaluation, diagnosis and intervention for psychiatric and substance use disorders.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Doctorate in Psychology (Psychologist)

  • Experience with Child & Adolescent Mental Health

  • Experience with Electronic Medical Record

  • Experience with Electronic Medical Record.

About the clinic you will serve.

Providence Medical Group is a group of more than 125 primary care, specialty care and hospital-based medical providers who serve a five-county region in scenic southwest Washington. Our clinics are located in Aberdeen, Centralia, Lacey, Olympia and Rochester. With an emphasis on the medical home model, our providers and staff strive to create a distinctive health care experience for each patient – one focused on trust, respect, communication and teamwork.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

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 is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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: Day

Job Category: Counseling

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 304254