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Providence Health & Services Psyc Emergency Services Counselor in Centralia, Washington


Providence is calling a Psyc Emergency Services Counselor (1.0 FTE, 40 hours per week Variable Shift) to the Psychiatric Emergency Department at Providence Centralia in Centralia, WA.

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We are seeking a Psyc Emergency Services Counselor who will provide crisis management; intervention; an emergent clinical evaluation; information; follow-up referrals; and discharge planning to patients and families who present in the Emergency Center with a wide variety of psychiatric, chemical addiction, and psych-social problems

In this position you will:

  • Performs crisis triage:

  • Assess immediate safety of the patient and the environment.

  • Assess acuity of patient clinical issues and prioritize responsibilities as appropriate.

  • Explains and establishes safety rules and information about the department and environment.

  • Leads interaction to maintain safety on the unit and elsewhere in the hospital as required:

  • Leads the team in containing out of control behavior.

  • Performs clinical crisis evaluation:

  • Evaluates psychiatric, cognitive, emotional and behavioral status of a patient in crisis.

  • Assess ongoing suicide/violence risk.

  • Assess the need for initial patient and family teaching.

  • Provide listening skills and crisis intervention.

  • Provides competent care appropriate to the patient population Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, Older Adult:

  • Assess data relative to age of patient (chronological or cognitive).

  • Interpret data based on age-specific parameters.

  • Plan, modify, and deliver care based on age of patient.​​​​​​​


Required qualifications for this position include:

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

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) OR Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) OR Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (LMFTA) OR Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) OR Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Associate (LICSWA) OR Agency Affiliated Counselor Certification - Within 6 months of hire

  • AHA BLS upon hire

  • One (1) year Clinical crisis evaluation and intervention in an acute psychiatric setting with an emphasis on quick assessment skills.

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Centralia Hospital in Centralia, Washington is a 127-bed, not-for-profit hospital providing emergency, diagnostic, cancer, birthing and surgical services. It consistently receives high scores on accreditation surveys by the Joint Commission, the Washington Department of Health and the Washington Department of Social and Health Services.

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: Variable

Job Category: Counseling

Location: Washington-Centralia

Req ID: 305956