Providence Health & Services Mental Health Specialist - Inpatient Child/Adolescent in Oregon City, Oregon


Providence is calling a Mental Health Specialist (0.6 FTE) to the Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Unit (CAPU) at our Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center in Oregon City, OR.

Our Mental Health Specialists are integral members of the interdisciplinary team that consists of Psychiatrists, Mental Health Therapists, Social Workers, Nurses and more. In collaboration with the treatment team, the Mental Health Specialists works with the children and adolescents on meeting their treatment plan goals through group co-facilitation and milieu support.

This position is a non-exempt position with hourly based pay. The schedule will be for 48 hours every 2 weeks. One week, the schedule is Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The second week the schedule is Thursday and Friday. The shift is from 3pm - 11:30pm and comes with a shift differential.

In this position, you will:

  • Work with other members of inpatient unit staff to provide patient care in a variety of job duties, and under the direct supervison of the Registered Nurse (RN), the Mental Health Professional Therapist, or the inpatient unit manager or director.

  • Provide hospital level and focused patient care, support, and milieu management for patients with behavioral health conditions and illness.

  • Observe and report on patient conditions under the direction of an RN or other designated clinical staff.

  • Be responsible for and/or supports the daily and various therapeutic activities care of the patients.

  • Collaborate with the multi-disciplinary treatment team in the initial developing and modification of treatment care plans both during the admission process and during the in-patient hospitalization.

  • In all activities be responsible to act in accordance with our mission and core values and work to consider our guiding principles of: "Know Me, Care for Me and Ease My Way" with each patient.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) -or- Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in social science fields (social work, sociology, psychology or other related field)

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA-BLS) Provider certification. Re-certification required every 2 years.

  • 2 years of experience in an acute or residential inpatient psychiatric facility in a similar role. Applicable internship or practicum experience may be applied towards required years of experience.

  • Strong written and verbal communication, organization, and problem solving skills

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience in a child or adolescent psychiatric environment

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: Mental/Behavioral Health

Location: Oregon-Oregon City

Req ID: 192482