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Providence Behavioral Health Therapist Associate - Rise Program in Spokane, Washington


Providence is calling a Behavioral Health Therapist Associate (Rise Program, Day Shift, Full Time) to Providence Medical Group in Spokane, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Complete comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, identify chief complaint, appropriately assign Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)/ International Classification of (ICD) diagnosis and determine clinical level of care based on established criteria.

  • Develop and implement recommendations and plan of psychotherapy based on chief complaint and/or diagnosis established.

  • Develop suicide and homicide risk reduction/mitigation plans that reduce or eliminate this risk for patients and the community.

  • Rapidly establish rapport and alliance. Recognize barrier(s) to establishing rapport and alliance, adopt modifications in evaluation and psychotherapy interventions to effectively overcome the barrier(s).

  • Provide effective individual, family and group psychotherapy interventions relevant to the diagnoses established reducing or resolving chief complaint and other symptoms as appropriate to the location of care/point of service.

  • In approved practice locations of care/point of service incorporate best practice methodology consistently monitor for and assess patient risk for suicide and homicide.

  • Maintain appropriate therapeutic boundaries with patients, family/support, and others involved in psychotherapy sessions; including group psychotherapy members. Effectively recognize dual relationships, seek supervision and manage them appropriately.

  • Routinely obtain feedback from patients, family/support, and group members participating in psychotherapy of their perception of effectiveness of psychotherapy interventions and progress toward achieving therapeutic goals as defined in the treatment plan. Demonstrate effective flexibility in adapting to this feedback appropriately.

  • Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.

  • Actively engage in a structured clinical supervision plan to continually increase competency to obtain licensure.

  • Effectively establish relationships with other colleagues and disciplines within the location of care/point of service.

  • Act as an advocate for patients, family/support and community.

  • Establish and communicate effective clinical ability and credibility in working with internal and external colleagues.

  • Develop and implement a multi/intra disciplinary treatment plan and response to assist with treatment plan updates.

  • Accurately document evaluations, assessments, recommendation/plan of treatment, psychotherapy service following all established and compliant requirements.

  • Accurately select Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code and complete charging process as appropriate to the location of care/point of service.

  • Meet all of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and state regulatory requirements

  • Follow all organizational policies

  • Work to promote and support all elements of a high reliability organizations


Required qualification for this position include:

  • Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling or Behavioral Sciences from an approved school or Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) in an education program accredited by the council on social work education and approved by the secretary based upon nationally recognized standards

  • Active Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Work Associate license issued by the Washington State Department of Health required

Preferred qualification for this position include:

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

About the skilled nursing facility you will serve.

Providence Medical Group is a group of primary care, specialty care and hospital-based medical providers who serve eastern Washington in clinic locations. Our providers and staff strive to create a distinctive health care experience for each patient – one focused on trust, respect, communication and teamwork

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

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 is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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: Counseling

Location: Washington-Spokane

Req ID: 285933