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Providence Health & Services Group Therapist/Social Worker - Inpatient Psychiatric Unit in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling a Group Therapist/Social Worker - Inpatient Psychiatric Unit. (0.8 FTE, Day Shift) to St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA.

The psychiatric group therapist coordinates and conducts group psychotherapy in the inpatient Psychiatric Unit, and also discharge planning and utilization management for inpatients. Elements of the position include clinical assessment of patients, group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, referral, and transition.

In this position you will:

  • Provides clinical assessment daily and as necessary for a variety of clients with serious mental illness.

  • The group therapist is able to conduct mental status examination, conduct crisis assessment, assess for psychotropic medication side effects, conduct assessment for transition to other LOC and assess education needs of patient.

  • Plans, schedules, coordinates and leads psychotherapeutic and psychoeducational group activities.


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work or in a Human Services or Psychosocial/Mental Health field.

  • 1 year experience in conducting psychotherapeutic and psychoeducational groups.

  • Mental Health Counselor License or will procure an Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration within six (6) months of hire.

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • 1 year experience in acute care mental health work.

  • Professional License - Qualifies as a Mental Health Professional.

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital. Located in Olympia, WA, St. Peter offers comprehensive rehabilitation, medical, surgical and behavioral health services. We have been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and as one of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation and have recently achieved the coveted Magnet®" recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. Our hospital rests on a 173-acre campus, much of which includes natural forest and preserved wetlands that maintain a healing environment for patients and staff.

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: Part-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Counseling

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 240093