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Providence Therapist Mental Health Associate - Mental Health Adolescent Child (On Call, Variable) in Oregon City, Oregon


Therapist Mental Health Associate - Mental health Adolescent Child On Call, Variable

Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center, Oregon City OR

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 -OR-

  • Master's Degree in Recreational therapy from an accredited school, or from a school in candidacy status by the appropriate higher education council -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, required. This Master's degree must be eligible for licensure as LPC or LMFT in accordance with the appropriate Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists

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

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

  • Documentation of an approved supervision plan -OR-

  • 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-

  • LPC Registered Intern or LMFT Registered Intern from the appropriate Oregon Board, within six 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

  • Documented education, experience, and competence in identifying precipitating events

Preferred qualifications:

  • One (1) year experience in an inpatient mental health setting

  • One (1) year experience with child/adolescent population 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 improving the health and wellbeing of each patient we serve.

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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Our Mission

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.

About Us

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: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Counseling

Location: Oregon-Oregon City

Req ID: 353761