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Providence Social Worker LCSW - Family Medicine in Walla Walla, Washington


The Social Worker is a core member of the primary care team, led by the primary care provider that may involve clinic nursing staff, system-wide care and case management staff, pharmacists, substance abuse specialists, and psychiatrists. The Behavioral Health Consultant assists patients to gain self-efficacy/management skills, achieve optimum functional health status, and quality of life. This person works under minimal supervision within the general policies and standard practices and mental health code of ethics, including Chapter 71.05 RCW.

Provides a high volume of brief consultation and evidence interventions to individuals and family in a primary care setting without restrictions in gender, age, complexity or medical comorbidity; Understands and utilizes a bio psychosocial approach to assessment and intervention; Responsible for providing screening, brief intervention and/or brief treatment to reduce the use of alcohol and other substances and for supporting behavioral health care for individuals with dual diagnoses; Determines mental health diagnosis when needed; Serves as a patient advocate and facilitates access to resources outside of the primary care network (social services, housing, financial assistance, etc.); Uses approved tools and metrics to monitor patient progress.

Required qualifications:

  • Master's Degree Social Work

  • 3 years Experience with adult populations and familiarity with broad range of psychiatric disorders.

  • Required upon hire: Washington Advanced Social Worker License (Vendor Managed) Or

  • Required upon hire: Washington Clinical Independent Social Worker License (Vendor Managed) Or

  • Required upon hire: Washington Advanced Social Worker Probationary License (Vendor Managed) Or

  • Required upon hire: Washington Clinical Independent Social Worker Probationary License (Vendor Managed) Or

  • Required upon hire: Washington Clinical Independent Social Worker License (Vendor Managed) Or

  • Required upon hire: Washington Clinical Independent Social Worker Associate License (Vendor Managed) Or

  • Required upon hire: Washington Clinical Independent Social Worker Probationary License (Vendor Managed) Or

  • Required upon hire: Washington Social Worker Certificate (Vendor Managed) Or

  • Required upon hire: Washington Behavioral Analyst License (Vendor Managed)

Preferred qualifications:

  • Prior experience in integrated behavioral health

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our Mission of caring for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

About the Team

Providence Physician Enterprise (PE) is a service line within Providence serving patients across seven states with quality, compassionate, coordinated care. Collectively, our medical groups and affiliate practices are the third largest group in the country with over 11,000 providers, 900 clinics and 30,000 caregivers.

PE is comprised of Providence Medical Group in Alaska, Washington, Montana and Oregon; Swedish Medical Group in Washington’s greater Puget Sound area, Pacific Medical Centers in western Washington; Kadlec in southeast Washington; Providence’s St. John’s Medical Foundation in Southern California; Providence Medical Institute in Southern California; Providence Facey Medical Foundation in Southern California; Providence Medical Foundation in Northern and Southern California; and Covenant Medical Group and Covenant Health Partners in west Texas and eastern New Mexico.

We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Requsition ID: 113745
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Social Services
Job Function: Clinical Care
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Clinical Professional
Department: 3021 FAM MED
Address: WA Walla Walla 380 Chase St

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.