Providence Health & Services Outreach Specialist - Emergency Services in Portland, Oregon


Providence St. Vincent Medical Center's Emergency Services will be looking for an Outreach Specialist. This future opening will be for a full time, non-exempt position.

This posting is not a specific job vacancy. This posting serves to establish interested candidates for future opportunities as an Outreach Specialist for our Emergency Department at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

In this position, you will:

  • Develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals who are identified with high utilization of emergency department services. These individuals often lack access and/or knowledge of a connection to primary care as a means to address chronic or non-acute conditions.

  • Work in the community and coordinate care to help bridge the gaps and eliminate barriers to health care and social services.

  • Conduct home and site visits to assess risks, match individuals to identified/needed services, and empower individuals to access community resources through referrals, education, and outreach.

  • Recognize potentially serious problems to prevent poor health and social outcomes for individuals and communities in collaboration with the individual's healthcare team.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work from an School of Social Work that is accredited or in candidacy status by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) -or- Master's degree eligible for licensure as Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in accordance with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) -or- LPC -or- LMFT licensure with the state of Oregon required.

  • 2 years post masters experience in a behavioral health setting.

  • 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 1 year of hire

  • American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider completion within 1 month of hire

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to homes of patients as needed

  • In compliance with company policy and state regulations, a Department of Human Services (DHS) criminal background check may be required for this position based upon the location of the position. Fingerprinting may be required also.

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.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. 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: Mental/Behavioral Health

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 155373