Providence Health & Services Crisis Intervention Specialist - Emergency Services in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Crisis Intervention Specialist (0.9 FTE, Nights) to the Emergency Department at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR.

At Providence, our goal is to provide health care to people we serve, which includes behavioral health needs. Our model of care has “three doors” – clinics, hospital inpatient units and emergency departments. As an integral member of emergency department, our crisis intervention are present 365 days a year to provide support, conduct assessments and present their findings to the treatment team to collaboratively determine the best level of care and resources that can be provided for the patient and their family members.

The schedule for this position is Wednesday - Friday from 7pm - 7:30am. This position is considered non-exempt with hourly based pay with a shift differential.

In this position, you will:

  • Practice in a treatment setting under clinical supervision and be dedicated to evaluate and treat psychiatric and substance use disorders.

  • Collaborate with patient/support system to evaluate and diagnose patients.

  • Provide specialized psychotherapy services, as described in the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), to reduce and/or resolve symptoms of psychiatric and/or substance use disorders identified.

  • Utilize established approaches and standards under direct clinical supervision.

  • 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.

  • Demonstrate effectiveness in individual, group and family psychotherapy and multi-modal treatment settings under clinical supervision.

  • Work under clinical supervision, in a licensing board approved plan of supervision to achieve licensure with a Board qualified supervisor certified by the appropriate Oregon state Board.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's degree eligible for licensure as Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in accordance with the appropriate Oregon Board of licensure

  • Clinical Social Work Associates (CSWA), or LPC Registered Intern, or LMFT Registered Intern from the appropriate Oregon Board within 6 months of hire

  • Clinical licensure within the deadlines established by the appropriate Oregon board of licensure

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA-BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification at time of hire, or within 60 days of hire

  • Prevention and Management of Assaultive Behavior (PMAB) training within 60 days of hire; re-certification required annually

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 1 year of completed masters level practicum in a behavioral health setting in an accredited college or university internship

  • 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 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 Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: Night

Job Category: Social Work / Care Management / Counseling

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 200422