Providence St. Joseph Health

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Providence Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate - Rise Program in Spokane, Washington


Providence is calling a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (Rise Adult, Days, 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:

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

  • Complete comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, identify chief complaint, appropriately assign DSM/ICD diagnosis and determine clinical level of care based on established criteria.

  • In approved practice locations of care/point of service incorporate best practice methodology consistently monitor for and assess patient risk for suicide and homicide. Develop suicide and homicide risk reduction/mitigation plans that reduce or eliminate this risk for patients and the community.

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

  • 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.

  • 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 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

  • Effectively establish relationships with other colleagues and disciplines within the location of care/point of service. Act as advocate for patients, family/support and community. Establish and communicate effective clinical ability and credibility in working with internal and external colleagues.

  • Accurately document evaluations, assessments, recommendation/plan of treatment, psychotherapy service following all established and compliant requirements. Accurately select CPT code and complete charging process as appropriate to the location of care/point of service.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling or Behavioral Sciences from an approved school

  • Active Mental Health Counselor Associate license issued by the Washington State Department of Health

Preferred qualification for this position include:

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

About the clinic 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: 280892