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Providence Health & Services Social Work and Behavioral Health Manager in Hood River, Oregon


ElderPlace is a PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) recognized by CMS as one of the most robust models of care for seniors with significant comorbidities. PACE is a program of all-inclusive services that helps keep older adults as healthy and independent as possible. We do this by providing comprehensive, high quality health and social services tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual.

ElderPlace serves patients age 55 or older certified by individual state to need nursing home care. ElderPlace and other PACE programs are able to provide the same level of care in the community by offering adult day center services, home healthcare visits, social services, and medical care that is provided by a medical team that includes MD/NP, RN, SW, RD, PharmD, PT/OT, SLP, CNA/CMA, PMHNP and drivers.

ElderPlace is the 5 th largest PACE site in the U.S. and has been providing care in OR for the last 28 years, serving over 1500 patients over 5 counties (Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Clatsop, Tillamook).

Providence is calling a Social Work and Behavioral Health Program Manager (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Office Park in Portland, OR.

In this position, you will:

  • Provide leadership and overall management of the PACE Social Work and Mental Health team operations.

  • Provide leadership in developing clinical and operations goals and objectives that support the PACE vision, and recommend long range plans for clinical and quality excellence.

  • Provide leadership at the local, regional, system and potentially national levels to advance Social Work practice, palliative, ethics and cross continuum collaboration, within and outside of Providence ministries, for the benefit of people we serve.

  • Provide consultation to Social Work Supervisors, Operations Managers, and Social Workers on complex patient, family, or financial needs

  • Lead quality initiative plans and meets within PACE and Providence wide

  • Involvement with community and regional committees

  • Possess budgetary acumen and provide financial oversight for PACE and ElderPlace


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from a CSWE Accredited School of Social Work

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) license with the state of Oregon

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • 10 years of work experience in PACE, medical social work and/or community-based care that includes:

  • overseeing social work practice, standards, regulatory guidelines and community engagement

  • providing professional social work services with the frail elderly that includes provisions of palliative care services

  • providing clinical supervision of social work staff for the purpose of licensure

  • managing budgets, monitoring expenditures, and determining resource allocations

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Passion and experience with Geriatric care

  • Palliative and End of Life Care

  • Behavioral Health experience

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: Clinical Lead Supervisor/Manager

Location: Oregon-Portland

Other Location(s): Oregon-Happy Valley, Oregon-Gresham, Oregon, Oregon-Oregon City, Oregon-Hillsboro, Oregon-Portland, Oregon-Milwaukie, Oregon-Beaverton, Oregon-Hood River, Oregon-Clackamas, Oregon-Tigard, Oregon-Lake Oswego

Req ID: 223767