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Providence Therapist Mental Health Associate in Portland, Oregon


Therapist Mental Health Associate - Providence Portland Medical Center

0.6 FTE, Variable schedule

Day shift is 8am-5pm; evening shift is 1pm-9:30pm; scheduled 7 days/week. Some weekends and holiday work required.

Under clinical supervision, this position is 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.

Required qualifications:

  • 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

  • Temporary CSWA license, or proof of CSWA initiated within six months of hire, required

  • Must be working toward licensure that must be completed within 5 years of state board approval

  • Documentation of an approved supervision plan -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

  • It is also required that this Masters degree be eligible for licensure as LPC or LMFT in accordance with the appropriate Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists

  • LPC Registered Intern or LMFT Registered Intern from the appropriate Oregon Board is required to be obtained within 6 months of hire. Must obtain clinical licensure within the deadlines established by the appropriate Oregon board of licensure

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

Preferred qualifications:

  • 1 year experience in an inpatient mental health setting

  • 1 year:

  • Adult Unit: Experience with adult population preferably in an inpatient setting

  • Child and Adolescent Unit: Experience with child/adolescent population preferably in an inpatient setting

  • Senior Unit: Experience with geriatric population preferably in an inpatient setting

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our Mission of caring for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

About the Team

Providence has been serving the Pacific Northwest since 1856 when Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart and four other Sisters of Providence arrived in Vancouver, Washington Territory. As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence is located in areas ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland.

Our award-winning and comprehensive medical centers are known for outstanding programs in cancer, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, women's services, emergency and trauma care, pediatrics and neonatal intensive care. Our not-for-profit network also provides a full spectrum of care with leading-edge diagnostics and treatment, outpatient health centers, physician groups and clinics, numerous outreach programs, and hospice and home care.

We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Requsition ID: 122209
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Behavioral Health
Job Function: Clinical Care
Job Schedule: Part time
Job Shift: Variable
Career Track: Clinical Professional
Department: 5001 PPMC PSYCH ADULT
Address: OR Portland 4805 NE Glisan St

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.