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Integrated health care

Our LCSW positions are based out of Cascadia’s health centers. The schedules will generally be between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm.

The Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) works as a member of a multidisciplinary Primary Care medical team in managing the whole health of Primary Care clients. The BHC will provide consultation, collaboration between Primary Care and Specialty Behavioral Health, and point of care behavioral interventions within the Primary Care setting. The BHC will support a broad range of needs within the Primary Care patient population and will function as a core member of the team.



All incumbents must understand, appreciate and respect the diversity and cultural differences within our Cascadia community. It is expected that there is an awareness and sensitivity to the perspectives and perceptions to those we serve, as well as our colleagues.As Cascadia is Trauma informed, the incumbent must support a Trauma Informed Care Environment. With the high prevalence of trauma among individuals receiving behavioral health services, it is required that the incumbent understand the effects of trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of the lives of those we serve.


Essential Duties:

This position description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.

Provides targeted evidence-based assessments and evaluations for behavioral health issues identified within the Primary Care Setting.
Provides brief, point of care, solution focused interventions to Primary care clients to promote well-being and assist with implementation of treatment plans
Provides skill building, coaching, and education to enhance whole health
Provides feedback and recommendations to Primary Care team regarding consultation findings. Consultations can be both formal and informal.
Provide advocacy and case management services for clients
Maintains knowledge of community resources and refers out as appropriate
Collaboration with internal specialty- Outpatient Mental Health and Addictions
Document and maintain electronic health record (EHR) and ancillary records in a manner that assures compliance with all agency policies, program procedures and local, state, and federal regulations. Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation as required, associated with billing, assessment, treatment, client’s progress and other activities.
Assist in crisis situations as appropriate, following emergency protocols/procedures and coordinating with the treatment team with interventions which support a trauma informed environment for clients and staff.
Provide crisis intervention services in order to minimize or eliminate periods of crisis and acute care utilization.
Requires some travel between clinics for various meetings and potential occasional evening work
Meets performance standards for productivity, documentation and adherence to metrics
Adhere to compliance, required laws and trainings, safety of property and staff, regulations, I.e. Mandatory abuse reporting laws and HIPPA, fire regulations
Participate in all scheduled staff meetings, supervision sessions, and other departmental and agency meetings.
Complete all annul employee training requirements in order to understand how to conduct ethical work, for professional development, and stay in compliance
Perform other duties as assigned

Must be a current LCSW
Requires 2 years of clinical experience; primary care experience is preferred
Knowledge of community resources
Knowledge of community resources
Basic understanding of common medical conditions and terminology
Knowledge of culturally relevant and specific approaches and resources
Perform a mental health assessment
Knowledge of Trauma Informed Care
Knowledge of Motivational Interviewing and evidence based practices
Understanding of Recovery Model Understanding and Illness Management
Ability to Type 50 WPM
Knowledge of Microsoft office suite
Intermediate Excel knowledge and able to prepare advanced reports
Operate computer programs and systems at a level needed to perform the essential duties
Possess a valid driver’s license, three year driving history; clean driving record, ability to pass Driver Motor Vehicle (DMV) check and complete the Cascadia online Defensive Driving course. Employee must be approved to provide transportation utilizing agency vehicles so that residents may access the community.
Working Conditions


Environmental: Work is generally performed during standard business hours, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, in an office and health center environment. Requires flexibility to work evenings.
Mental: Meal periods and breaks are subject to interruption. Remaining aware and alert, is critical to detect and address escalated, potentially volatile situations on a regular basis. Universal precautions should be taken due to exposure to disease, biohazards, noise and contaminants
Physical Demands: This position is often stationary at a desk, typing, making phone calls. Must be able to move about the work space and be able to move from one site to the other as required. Frequent communication and consultation, the ability to convey and exchange or share information to others. Must have awareness of surroundings, able to judge and perceive client interactions. May be occasional use of stairs at sites. Ability to drive; this position will drive between sites in in community often as part of the duties.

We offer generous benefits for our full-time and part-time employees (20 hours + pro-rated) including:

Generous Paid Time Off Package Full-time employees earn 6 weeks of PTO in their first year!
Medical and Dental Coverage (begins 1st of the month following 30 days after hire date)
VSP Vision Discount Plan
403(B) Retirement Savings (Pre and post-tax plans with matching contribution)
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) (Medical, dependent care, and transportation options)
Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, and Life Insurance
Paid Bereavement and Jury Duty Leave
Length of Service Award
Voluntary Life Insurance
Supplemental Insurance

Wellness Benefits:

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Bicycle Reimbursement
Discounted Fitness Memberships
Trauma Support Team
Cascadia is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at 503.963.7654 or at

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