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Providence Health & Services Mental Health Counselor - Psychiatric Center for Children and Adolescents in Spokane, Washington


Providence is calling a Mental Health Counselor ( Psychiatric Center for Children and Adolescents , Days, 0.7 FTE) to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center 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:

  • Implement selected unit and patient care activities and provides input for the development and evaluation of the multidisciplinary plan of care.

  • Interview patient/family to obtain psychosocial history, complete mental status exam.

  • Accurately complete and legibly document delegated portions of the admission data collection and procedures according to unit competencies.

  • Perform ongoing observation of patient's condition. Reports significant findings and changes to the RN.

  • Contribute to the development of the Multidisciplinary Treatment Plan by sharing observations and perceptions of the patient status with the RN or at Team Conference.

  • Work cooperatively with Interdisciplinary Team members.

  • Organize and establish priorities to perform assigned work in a timely and orderly manner as directed by the RN.

  • Provide patient care as delegated by RN team leader according to established competencies, policies, procedures and demonstrates working knowledge of equipment used in performing assigned duties.

  • Participate in establishment and maintenance of therapeutic environment, patient relationships, and treatment modalities considering age and culture, and according to unit guidelines and competencies.

  • Create a safe environment for the patient through appropriate intervention as determined by the patient's status.

  • Provide information and education to patient/family related to unit routines, programs and Multidisciplinary Treatment Plan as directed by the RN.

  • Implement and reinforce defined patient/family teaching plan as directed by the RN. Reports patient/family progress or concern with plan to RN.

  • Provide psychosocial, spiritual and cultural support for patients/families as defined by the Multidisciplinary Treatment Plan and directed by the RN.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelors Degree

  • Applicants who apply for an Agency Affiliated Counselor credential through the Department of Health within seven days of employment can provide services within the agency for up to 60 days while the department processes their application. Applicants must stop working on the 60th day of employment if the credential has not been issued. During this time, applicants may not provide unsupervised counseling until the department of their employer has completed a criminal background check. Unsupervised means the supervisor is not physically present at the location where the counseling occurs.

  • OR possess a valid and unencumbered Washington State License/Registration for one of the following: Certified Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Advance Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker required.

Preferred qualification for this position include:

  • Bachelors degree in Psychology or related human services or equivalent educ/experience

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital has a commanding presence in Spokane, Washington and is a beacon of hope and healing for patients throughout the region. We have over 600 beds and are chosen by people from across the state for the da Vinci surgical robotic for heart surgery and parents from all over the Inland Northwest who have children with life-threatening conditions know they’ll find the care and comfort they need at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital.

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-Spokane

Req ID: 261107