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Providence Health & Services Behavioral Health Associate LPC LMFT - Full Time, Day Shift *5K Sign On Bonus* in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Behavioral Health Associate LPC LMFT - Outpatient Mental Health (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence St Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR

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We are seeking a Behavioral Health Associate LPC LMFT - Outpatient Mental Health that will practice in a treatment setting under clinical supervision and is dedicated to evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric and substance use disorders. The BH Associate LPC/LMFT will collaborate with patient/support system to evaluate and diagnose patients. This position will provide specialized psychotherapy services, as described in the CPT, to reduce and /or resolve symptoms of psychiatric and/or substance use disorders identified. Under direct clinical supervision, the BH Associate LPC/LMFT will utilize established approaches and standards; complete assessment of patient risk to self and/or others; complete and implement risk reduction/mitigation plans to ensure patient and community safety; incorporate evidence based approaches to psychotherapy including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and the recovery model, Under clinical supervision, this position will also demonstrate effectiveness in individual, group and family psychotherapy and multi-modal treatment settings. This position works under clinical supervision, in a licensing board approved plan of supervision to achieve licensure with a Board qualified supervisor certified by the OR state Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Rapidly establish therapeutic rapport and alliance

  • Recognize barrier(s) to establishing rapport and alliance, adopt modifications in evaluation and psychotherapy interventions to effectively overcome the barrier(s)

  • Complete comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, identify chief complaint, appropriately assign DSM/ICD diagnosis and determine clinical level of care based on established criteria

  • Complete ASAM assessment, assign DSM/ICD substance use diagnosis and determine level of care based on established criteria

  • In approved practice locations of care/point of service incorporate best practice methodology consistently monitor for and assess patient risk for suicide and homicide

  • Develop suicide and homicide risk reduction/mitigation plans that reduce or eliminate this risk for patients and the community

  • Develop and implement recommendations and plan of psychotherapy based on chief complaint and/or diagnosis established

  • Provide effective individual, family and group psychotherapy interventions relevant to the diagnoses established reducing or resolving chief complaint and other symptoms as appropriate to the location of care/point of service

  • Routinely obtain feedback from patients, family/support, and group members participating in psychotherapy of their perception of effectiveness of psychotherapy interventions and progress toward achieving therapeutic goals as defined in the treatment plan. Demonstrate effective flexibility in adapting to this feedback appropriately

  • Maintain appropriate therapeutic boundaries with patients, family/support, and others involved in psychotherapy sessions; including group psychotherapy members

  • Effectively recognize dual relationships, seek supervision and manage them appropriately.

  • Effectively establish relationships with other colleagues and disciplines within the location of care/point of service

  • Act as advocate for patients, family/support and community

  • Establish and communicate effective clinical ability and credibility in working with internal and external colleagues

  • Accurately document evaluations, assessments, recommendation/plan of treatment, psychotherapy service following all established and compliant requirements

  • Accurately select CPT code and complete charging process as appropriate to the location of care/point of service

  • Maintain complete, accurately documentation and submit for review all patient contact hours as required by plan of supervision

  • If clinical supervision for licensure is provided by an independent supervisor, notify Providence manager immediately of any change in supervision status, and report the change to the appropriate licensing board including Providence manager as the administrative contact in the approved plan of supervision


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Master's Degree

  • 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 to be obtained within six months of hire

  • Must obtain clinical licensure within the deadlines established by the appropriate Oregon board of licensure

  • For those in a dedicated Chemical Dependency treatment program, a CADC is needed, -OR- sixty (60) hours of approved continuing education units (CEUs) in diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders within one (1) year of hire

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • One (1) year of Master's level practicum in a behavioral health setting in an accredited college or university internship

  • Additional experience in substance use treatment setting

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Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Counseling

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 323592