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Providence Mental Health Specialist - Mental Health Adolescent Child (Evenings) - Oregon City in Oregon City, Oregon


Mental Health Specialist

0.8 FTE/ Evenings

Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center, Oregon City, OR

The Specialist-Mental Health (MHS) works with other members of inpatient unit staff to provide patient care in a variety of job duties, and under the direct supervision of the RN, or the Mental Health Professional Therapist, or the inpatient unit Manager or Director.

Provides hospital level and focused patient care, support, and milieu management for patients with behavioral health conditions and illness. Under the direction of an RN or other designated clinical staff, observes and reports on patient conditions. Responsible for and/or supports the daily and various therapeutic activities care of the patients. Collaborates 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.

Associate Level:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Science fields (Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or other related field) -OR- equivalent experience of 3 years in a mix of Residential Inpatient, Psych Outreach, or any acute setting

  • Preferred: State of Oregon CNA2 License is preferred, and is required to be obtained within 1 year of hire.

Specialist Level:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Science fields (Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or other related field) -OR- currently enrolled or holds a Masters degree in the following fields (Social Work, Sociology, Psychology)

  • American Heart Association (AHA) - Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider certification before hire

  • Re-certification every two years

  • Two (2) years in an acute or residential inpatient psychiatric facility, or alternative behavioral school in a similar role

  • Applicable internship or practicum experience may be applied towards years of experience

  • Knowledge of and experience with crisis intervention and assessment techniques

  • Understanding of family systems

Preferred qualification for this position include:

  • Experience in a child or adolescent psychiatric environment

Preferred qualification:

  • Experience in a child or adolescent psychiatric environment

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 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

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.

Requsition ID: P354094
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Behavioral Health
Job Function: Clinical Care
Schedule: Part time
Shift: Evening
Career Track: Clinical Professional
Department: 5003 PWFMC PSYCH ADOL
Address: OR Oregon City 1500 Division 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.