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Providence Health & Services Behavioral Health Specialist in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling a Behavioral Health Specialist (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to Providence Medical Group in Olympia, WA.

Providence is seeking a Behavioral Health Specialist who will be responsible for working within a healthcare team in providing direct patient care for patients with chronic mental illness and/or socioeconomic challenges. This individual works within the Patient Centered Medical Home Model in coordination with multiple PCPs and serves as a link to an identified population of patients

In this position you will:

  • Provides clinical assessment with knowledge of biological, psychological, and social-environmental assessment strategies relevant to individuals and systems:

  • Conduct mental status examination.

  • Conduct crisis assessment

  • Demonstrates ability to formulate and implement evidence based behavior health interventions, with both individuals and groups, that are appropriate to the primary care setting.

  • Complies with Washington State Law and other regulatory groups regarding patient care. Demonstrate knowledge of law with regard to:

  • Informed consent.

  • Confidentiality.

  • Patient rights.

  • Less restrictive alternatives.

  • Involuntary treatment act.

  • Participates in regulatory surveys

  • Reports and documents patient activities and progress in the electronic medical record in a timely manner.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's in Social Work or other Mental Health counseling field.

  • Current non-restricted Washington licensure as a licensed Social Worker or Mental Health Counselor or Marriage and Family Therapist or Clinical Psychologist. Qualifies as a Mental Health Professional.

  • Minimum of two (2) years of clinical behavioral healthcare experience.

  • Advanced clinical experience in Behavioral Health including evaluation, diagnosis and intervention for psychiatric and substance use disorders.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Doctorate in Psychology (Psychologist)

  • Experience with Child & Adolescent Mental Health

  • Experience with Electronic Medical Record

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

About the clinic you will serve.

Providence Medical Group is a group of more than 125 primary care, specialty care and hospital-based medical providers who serve a five-county region in scenic southwest Washington. Our clinics are located in Aberdeen, Centralia, Lacey, Olympia and Rochester. With an emphasis on the medical home model, our providers and staff strive to create a distinctive health care experience for each patient – one focused on trust, respect, communication and teamwork.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, 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-Olympia

Req ID: 295458