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Providence Health & Services Crisis Services Counselor - Psychiatric Emergency Services in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling a Crisis Service Counselor (0.9 FTE, 36 hours per week Variable) to work in Psychiatric Emergency Services at Providence Saint Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA.

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The Crisis Service Counselor is a professional who provide crisis management; intervention; an emergent clinical evaluation; information; follow-up referrals; and discharge planning to patients and families who present in the Emergency Center with a wide variety of psychiatric, chemical addiction, and psych-social problems.

In this position you will:

  • Perform crisis triage

  • Lead interaction to maintain safety on the unit and elsewhere in the hospital as required

  • Perform clinical crisis evaluation

  • Provide competent care appropriate to the patient population Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, Older Adult

  • Determine immediate plan of care and implements disposition of patient

  • Provide sensitivity with cultural and religious beliefs

  • Comply with standards when delivering and documenting patient care

  • Recognize the signs of abuse and reports as appropriate

  • Possess and demonstrate clinically relevant legal knowledge

  • Identify role and responsibility in complying with facility and unit specific safety and security policies, plans and procedures

  • Acquire Insurance Pre-authorization when necessary

  • Comply with facility and unit specific infection control, risk management and OSHA guidelines and procedures

  • Participate in professional growth

  • Perform specific business functions

  • Support the team process

  • Set priorities and organizes time

  • Maintain congenial relationships

  • Adhere to facility and department confidentiality policies


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Human Services or Psychosocial/Mental Health Field

  • Must have one of the following licenses

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (LMFTA) or

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) or

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Associate (LICSWA) -or-

  • Agency Affiliated Counselor Certification - within six (6) months of hire

  • American Heart Association (AHA) - Basic Life Support (BLS) upon hire

  • One (1) year of Clinical crisis evaluation and intervention in an acute psychiatric setting with an emphasis on quick assessment skills

About the hospital you will serve

Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital. Located in Olympia, WA, St. Peter offers comprehensive rehabilitation, medical, surgical and behavioral health services. We have been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and as one of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation and have recently achieved the coveted Magnet®" recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. Our hospital rests on a 173-acre campus, much of which includes natural forest and preserved wetlands that maintain a healing environment for patients and staff.

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: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Counseling

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 312960