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Providence Health & Services Outpatient Behavioral Health - LCSW or CSWA in Hood River, Oregon


Providence is calling for a full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker (or CSWA) to Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, OR.

This position will support the Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic & the Chemical Dependency Clinic - running group sessions and individual counseling sessions. This is a great opportunity to help rebuild the Chemical Dependency program and development new group work curriculums!

Coverage will be four 10-hour shifts, generally between 8am - 6pm, Monday through Friday. Occasional coverage for evening and weekend telephonic support for patients in crisis (work from home for these on-call shifts).

Preference to LCSW, but CSWA are encouraged to apply!

In this position, you will:

  • Independently provide comprehensive biopsychosocial/spiritual assessment, diagnosis and/or treatment/interventions/advocacy of patients and their support systems.

  • Incorporate concepts and theories associated with life span development, neurobiology, and behavioral change.

  • 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).

  • Perform duties in a manner that respects patient self-determination, that reduces health disparities/barriers to care, and adheres to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) code of ethics, Standards of Practice (SOP), and mission.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • 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

  • Licensure as an Licensed Independent Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Washington as needed based on work location(s)

  • Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative (ACHP) Social Worker certification preferred, or must obtain within 2 years of hire.

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

  • 2 years of relevant social work experienceMay include CSWA experience

  • Ability to assess biopsychosocial/cultural and spiritual in facilities and homes.

  • Ability to assess healthcare literacy of the patient and their family members.

  • Ability to diagnose and treat depression and anxiety related to a serious and life limiting illness.

  • Ability to give counseling and education related to end of life planning.

  • Experience working with individuals with a serious illness

  • In compliance with the Providence Health & Services-OR Human Resources policy #302 “Background Checks”, a criminal background check is required for this position, based on assigned duties

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: Day

Job Category: Social Work

Location: Oregon-Hood River

Req ID: 234426