Providence Health & Services Mental Health Professional Therapist in Milwaukie, Oregon


Providence is calling an on-call Mental Health Professional Therapist to the Recreational Activities Department at Providence Milwaukie Hospital in Milwaukie, OR.

In this position, you will:

  • Be responsible for providing clinically therapeutic programs and treatment in the inpatient behavioral health units.

  • Be responsible for providing various modalities of treatment from a trauma informed clinical model that can include group, individual and family therapy, under the supervision of the manager/director and in collaboration with multidisciplinary treatment team,

  • Be responsible for the psychosocial interventions established in the patient treatment plan.

  • Use education and training to assist in stabilizing and treating patients during their stay on the unit.

  • Provide feedback and input to the multidisciplinary team regarding their assessment of the patient strengths, capacities, and responsiveness to the treatment.

  • Assist in supporting discharge planning efforts, interventions that support rapid stabilization and movement of the patient back into the community or the next level of care in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Incumbents must have one of the following:

  • Masters degree in psychology, social work, or other mental health related field from an accredited school, or from a school in candidacy status by the appropriate higher education council

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with the state of Oregon. Licensure as an Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Washington required as needed based on work location(s).


  • Masters degree in recreational therapy from an accredited school, or from a school in candidacy status by the appropriate higher education council

  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) national credential. Licensure in accordance with the appropriate Oregon state board


  • Masters degree in Creative/Expressive Arts from an accredited school, or from a school in candidacy status by the appropriate higher education council. Masters degree must be eligible for licensure as Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in accordance with the appropriate Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists.

  • LPC or LMFT licensure with the appropriate Oregon state board

  • 2 years of relevant experience in an inpatient mental health setting

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest health care system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their health care needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Behavioral Health

Location: Oregon-Milwaukie

Req ID: 209155