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Providence Health & Services Social Worker - LCSW/CSWA Providence Beginnings in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Social Worker (LCSW) (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to Marger Building Portland in Portland, OR

We are seeking a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) that will independently provide comprehensive biopsychosocial/spiritual assessment, diagnosis and/or treatment/interventions/advocacy of patients and their support systems. The LCSW incorporate concepts and theories associated with life span development, neurobiology, and behavioral change. The LCSW will collaborate with the patient and support system to develop and implement evidence-informed person-centered care plans across the care continuum in collaboration with the Inter/Multi-Disciplinary Team (IDT). The LCSW shall perform duties in a manner that respects patient self-determination, that reduces health disparities/barriers to care, and adheres to the NASW code of ethics, Standards of Practice (SOP), and mission.

The social worker for this role will be working out of Providence Children’s Development Institute near PPMC campus. This position is for our pediatric side of Providence Beginnings, not perinatal.

In this position, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Independently provide strength based comprehensive biopsychosocial, emotional, spiritual, and cultural assessments. Assess for and recognize social determinants for wellness and recovery. Conduct ongoing assessment of patients appropriate to age and cultural background in accordance with patient directed goals. May include advance care and end of life discussion as appropriate to setting.

  • In the context of a clinical relationship, provide social work interventions to support and empower patients and their family/support systems to effectively cope with the impact of medical and/or mental health conditions, optimize functioning and improve overall well-being. Formulate, implement, and monitor a social work plan of care that supports and identify therapeutic solutions or adjustments to medical, social, emotional and financial problems which may impact health or well-being. Care plans are patient-centered, strength-based, and culturally-relevant. Utilize counseling, motivational interviewing, crisis intervention, education, case management, etc. as appropriate and required to the clinical setting.

  • As appropriate and required to the clinical setting, perform diagnostic evaluation of psychiatric and substance use disorders. Establish a diagnosis based upon DSM and ICD diagnostic criteria.

  • Incorporate evidence based theories and methods, provide specialized clinical treatment services as appropriate and required to the clinical setting. Utilize the Professional Edition: Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) for psychiatric and substance use disorders to resolve and/or reduce signs and symptoms of diagnosis as appropriate and required to the clinical setting.

  • Provide effective case management including triaging patient needs, adapting approaches to meet additional needs, and collaborating with internal and external resources as appropriate.

  • Create strength-based, collaborative care planning with the patient and their family/support systems. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with various departments, community health, social service agencies, payors and other partners. Advocate for support appropriate to the age, biopsychosocial needs, cultural, spiritual, and health literacy of the patient. Identify barriers to continuing care and planning of next level of care. Function within the existing care team model. Collaborate with the inter/multi-disciplinary team facilitating care conferences for complex patient care coordination.

  • Maintain timely, written documentation as well as verbal handoffs within professional standards and in accordance with department policies and procedures. Submit relevant ICD/CPT and DSM codes for reimbursement as appropriate and required to the clinical setting.

  • Act as an advocate for the needs and interests of the patient and their family/support system by supporting self-determination and autonomy. Advocate for navigation of complex healthcare systems, various payers, community services, education, system changes, etc. Adhere to mandatory reporting of abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation.

  • Provide clear and concise communication through consultation, education, facilitation and team organization to patients and their family/support system. Collaborate with internal and external partners, and patient caregivers to enhance provision of care and services in care settings across the continuum. Communicate changes in patient condition or goals of care related to medical, mental, social, spiritual, environmental, and eligibility factors to the inter/multidisciplinary team. Contribute to and update the inter/multi disciplinary care plan.

  • Perform duties in a manner that adheres to social work professional standards and code of ethics and in compliance with regulatory bodies; NASW (National Assoc. Social Workers), TJC (The Joint Commission), etc. Protect confidentiality and establishes professional boundaries. Maintain a constant awareness of safety and legal aspects of the position. Educate and communicate with the inter/multi-disciplinary team.

  • Seek and utilize appropriate consultation and supervision.

  • May provide qualified CSWA clinical supervision as eligible and as defined by the applicable Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR). Clinical supervision is an interactional professional relationship between a clinical supervisor and a Social Worker that provides evaluation and direction over the supervisee's practice of clinical Social Work. Promote continued development of the Social Worker(s) knowledge, skills and abilities to engage in the practice of clinical Social Work in an ethical and competent manner.

  • Provides social work, case management, and home visiting nurse services to high risk maternity patients across the continuum of care. Social workers are assigned to cover outpatient clinics and the hospital maternity and neonatal intensive care units. The Providence Beginnings social worker, in conjunction with the patient and caregivers, develops, implements, and monitors a plan of care to support positive birth outcomes and successful transition to parenting.


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

  • Temporary CSWA license, or proof of CSWA initiated within six months of hire, required. Documentation of an approved supervision plan from the Oregon Board also required

  • Must obtain LCSW Board licensure within a maximum of 5 years from CSWA application, or date of hire date as a CSWA.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • One (1) year experience in acute care settings

  • Experience in perinatal social work, mental health, and/or child/family services

  • Spanish language skills

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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,

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Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Behavioral Health

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 315829