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Providence Health & Services LCSW - DBT Outpatient *5k Sign On Bonus* in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Behavioral Health LCSW - Outpatient Mental Health (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR. 5K SIGN ON BONUS TO EXTERNAL CANDIDATES

Shift: Tuesday 12pm to 8:30pm and Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am to 5:30pm

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Providence is seeking a Behavioral Health Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - Outpatient Mental Health that will independently practices in an evaluation or treatment setting dedicated to evaluation and treatment of psychiatric and substance use disorders. The BH LCSW will collaborate with patient/support system in evaluating, diagnosing patients utilizing current edition Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and/or providing specialized psychotherapy services as described in CPT to reduce and /or resolve symptoms of psychiatric and/or substance use disorders identified. Utilizing established approaches and standards the BH LCSW will complete assessment of patient risk to self and/or others, complete and implement risk reduction/mitigation plans to ensure patient and community safety. The BH LCSW incorporates evidence based approaches in psychotherapy including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and the Recovery Model. The BH LCSW will demonstrate effectiveness in assessment and diagnosis, including crisis evaluations, individual, group and family psychotherapy and multi-modal treatment settings. The BH LCSW will demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities of advanced social work practice and shall perform duties in a manner that respects patient self-determination, reduces health disparities/barriers to care, and adheres to the NASW code of ethics, Standards of Practice (SOP), and the Providence mission.

In this position, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Rapidly establish therapeutic rapport and alliance

  • Recognize barrier(s) to establishing rapport and alliance, adopt modifications in evaluation and psychotherapy interventions to effectively overcome the barrier(s)

  • Complete comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, identify chief complaint, appropriately assign DSM/ICD diagnosis and determine clinical level of care based on established criteria

  • Complete ASAM assessment, assign DSM/ICD substance use diagnosis and determine level of care based on established criteria

  • In approved practice locations of care/point of service incorporate best practice methodology consistently monitor for and assess patient risk for suicide and homicide

  • Develop suicide and homicide risk reduction/mitigation plans that reduce or eliminate this risk for patients and the community

  • Develop and implement recommendations and plan of psychotherapy based on chief complaint and/or diagnosis established

  • Identify and include biopsychosocial issues/conditions to support wellness and recovery into treatment plan and psychotherapy interventions. These will include providing directly or by referral for conditions including but not limited to vocation, social, education, safe residence/environment, access to physical health resources and other basic needs

  • Provide effective individual, family and group psychotherapy interventions relevant to the diagnoses established reducing or resolving chief complaint and other symptoms as appropriate to the location of care/point of service

  • Routinely obtain feedback from patients, family/support, and group members participating in psychotherapy of their perception of effectiveness of psychotherapy interventions and progress toward achieving therapeutic goals as defined in the treatment plan

  • Demonstrate effective flexibility in adapting to this feedback appropriately

  • Maintain appropriate therapeutic boundaries with patients, family/support, and others involved in psychotherapy sessions; including group psychotherapy member

  • Effectively recognize dual relationships, seek supervision and manage them appropriately

  • Effectively establish relationships with other colleagues and disciplines within the location of care/point of service

  • Act as an advocate for patients, family/support and community

  • Establish and communicate effective clinical ability and credibility in working with internal and external colleagues

  • Accurately document evaluations, assessments, recommendation/plan of treatment, psychotherapy service following all established and compliant requirements

  • Accurately select CPT code and complete charging process as appropriate to the location of care/point of service

  • Based on evaluation and progress in treatment appropriately assign or change level of care appropriately


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work from a Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited school of Social Work, -OR- from a school in candidacy status by the CSWE

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with the state of Oregon

  • Licensure as a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Washington as needed based on work location(s)

  • For those in a dedicated Chemical Dependency treatment program, a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) -OR- 60 hours of approved continuing education units (CEUs) in diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders within one (1) year of hire

  • Certification to assess and implement a Directors Hold as delegate to Mental Health Authority within six (6) months of hire

  • Two (2) years of post Master’s experience in a behavioral health treatment setting

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Additional experience in substance use treatment 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.

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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.

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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: Day

Job Category: Behavioral Health

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 321663