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Associate Clinical Social Worker

Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are driven by our unique passion to live God's love through health, wholeness and hope. From Oregon to Oahu, we have a calling to always do more. Now is your chance to apply your passion to our mission.

We're looking for someone to join our team as an Associate Clinical Social Worker who:

Provides comprehensive outpatient psychotherapeutic services for children, adults, and families, including but not limited to: biopsychosocial evaluation and assessment. Uses consistent exercise of discretion and independent judgement with respect to matters of significance, evaluations and comparing possible courses-of-action, and making decisions/recommendations after considering the various possibilities.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides resource information to organization in regards to clinical, financial, psychosocial, insurance and continued care issues. Provides written materials, when available, in order to reinforce verbal communication with patients/families. Identifies and assists in the placement and/or or treatment of patients' psychosocial needs in cooperation with the health care team. Interviews patients, family members and others to obtain relevant information to formulate short and long-term goals. Operates under the supervision of a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) at all times.
  • Identifies and evaluates patient and family learning needs, abilities and readiness to learn. Works and collaborates with all members of the team. Prepares a written evaluation for the patient's chart after initial interview, develops goals and notes addressing functional limitations. Determines need for patient referrals to other agencies or community resources. Exercises independent judgment on moderate to complex cases.
  • Coordinates collaborative resources such as community services, as needed. Refers to health team members as appropriate, i.e., dietitian, physical therapy, pastoral care and financial assistance, etc. Provides clinical care efficiently/effectively using a high level of technical and organizational skills, as well as critical thinking ability. Supports clinical enterprise management in determining methods and procedures for new tasks.
  • Meets with individuals/family to assist with functioning effectively; counsels individuals/family regarding psychological or emotional problems such as stress, substance abuse, or family situations-develops and implements therapeutic treatment plan. Educates patients and their families about mental illness, treatment plans and resources. Facilitates MDT review meetings for plan of care, assessing therapeutic interventions, group therapy processes and program components. Discusses goal progress such as relationships, education, etc. Completes and maintains individual/group counseling notes and documentation. Assists in making recommendations to management on process improvement, new processes, tools and techniques, or development of new clinical services. Works under minimal supervision, uses independent judgment requiring analysis of variable factors. Serves as technical specialist on daily tasks and cases. Regularly models/mentors and trains staff on technical skills. Provides input into hiring and promotion decisions for staff.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

You'll be successful with the following qualifications:


  • Master's Degree in social work: Required

Work Experience:

  • One year experience in an acute or long term medical setting: Required
  • Two years experience in an acute or long term medical setting: Preferred

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board of Behavioral Science (BBS) Associate of Clinical Social Work: Required

Adventist Health is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our associates and patients. Therefore, we require that all associates receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flu vaccine typically during October-March each year), etc., as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions may apply.

Associate Clinical Social Worker

Adventist Health
Portland, OR
Full Time

Published on 11/25/2021

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