Providence Health & Services Outpatient Therapist in Portland, Oregon


Providence Behavioral Health approaches mental health and substance abuse treatment through a multidisciplinary program that focuses on the whole person—physical, spiritual, psychological and social.

Providence is calling a Therapist to our Outpatient Behavioral Health Programs at Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR.

This is a great opportunity to work with a diverse population providing services to meet the needs for those requiring different levels of care. This position provides both individual and group therapy for participants in our Partial Hospital Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and potentially in our Outpatient Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Chemical Dependency programs.

We are looking for a culturally competent and compassionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker to join us Monday - Friday. On occasion, the therapist will be scheduled on Saturdays and to facilitate evening groups during the weekdays which end at 7:30pm. We have clinical programming from 8:30 AM until 7:30 PM Monday through Friday and on Saturdays from 8:30 AM until 2:30 PM.

In this position, you will:

  • Independently practice in an evaluation or treatment setting dedicated to evaluation and treatment of psychiatric and substance use disorders.

  • Collaborate with patient/support system in evaluating, diagnosing patients utilizing current edition Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and/or provide specialized psychotherapy services as described in CPT to reduce and /or resolve symptoms of psychiatric and/or substance use disorders identified.

  • Utilize established approaches and standards to 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 in 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 assessment and diagnosis, including crisis evaluations, individual, group and family psychotherapy, and multi-modal treatment settings.

  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities consistent with their licensure and association code of ethics, and shall perform duties in a manner that respects patient self-determination, reduces health disparities/barriers to care, and adheres to their Standards of Practice and the Providence mission.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work from an School of Social Work that is accredited or in candidacy status by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) -or- Master's degree eligible for licensure as Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in accordance with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors

  • Temporary Clinical Social Work Associates (CSWA) license, or proof of CSWA initiated within 6 months of hire with documentation of approved supervision plan from the Oregon Board -or- LPC Registered Intern or LMFT Registered Intern from the appropriate Oregon Board to be obtained within 6 months of hire

  • Must obtain LCSW Board licensure within 5 years from CSWA application, or date of hire date as a CSWA -or- Obtain clinical licensure within the deadlines established by the appropriate Oregon board of licensure

  • For those already licensed, we require 2 years post masters experience in a behavioral health setting

  • For those in a dedicated chemical dependency treatment program, a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) -or- 60 hours of approved continuing education units (CEUs) in diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders within 1 year of hire*

*This position is not in a dedicated chemical dependency treatment program.

Preferred qualifications include:

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

  • Additional experience in substance use treatment setting

  • Experience using Cognitive Processing Therapy

  • LCSW

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 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 people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. 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: Day

Job Category: Mental/Behavioral Health

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 189834