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Providence Health & Services Family Therapist - PCCA in Spokane, Washington


Providence is calling a Family Therapist - Psychiatric Center for Children and Adolescents (PCCA) ( Psych Administration , Day Shift, 1.0 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:

  • Customer Service: Maintain and promote positive, open and honest interpersonal relationships with customers (physicians, employees, visitors, patients, and other PSHMC publics). Provide high quality service to all customers; focuse on understanding customers’ needs and follows through Demonstrate respect for the capabilities, different cultures and or personalities of co-workers and Medical Center publics within the mission/values of PSHMC

  • Communication: Promote and demonstrate effective, open and honest written and verbal communication skills

  • Self Management: Demonstrate self-management behaviors, which reflect a positive image of PSHMC, following established policies and procedures and promote an efficient, cost effective work environment

  • Ownership /Stewardship and Accountability: Demonstrate good stewardship of resources by treating property of customers, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and co-workers with care and respect

  • Teamwork: Work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of staff and other disciplines for problem solving without blaming

  • Flexibility: Demonstrate flexibility by readily adapting to different situations to complete work

  • Program Development:

  • Develop, implement and update the parent education component of the BEST program so that it supports the goals of providing resources, support and guidance to the families of the BEST patient

  • Develop and teach classes on self-responsibility and parental discipline and guides patients/families in determining goals in relation to this

  • Meet regularly with parents as a group and individually to review home progress and assist in problem resolution that reflects the educational curriculum and the family’s specific educational needs

  • Participate in establishment and maintenance of therapeutic environment, patient relationships, and treatment modalities. Monitor and direct assigned milieu activities (i.e. meals and fitness.)

  • Participate in multidisciplinary treatment team conferences to coordinate the patient’s individual plan of care with community providers, school and the family

  • Assess potential participants for ability to participate prior to the admission to program

  • Incorporate knowledge of patient's rights (as defined by WACS/JCAHO/CMS) into all aspects of the treatment plan, therapeutic activities and the documentation of the patient's admission, evaluation and progress

  • Accurately document patient’s admission intake, progress, participation and other pertinent data on patient record and contributes to the plan of care

  • Protect patient/parent confidentiality in all communication methods according to WACS/JCAHO/CMS regulations

  • Actively participate in maintaining a safe environment by utilizing age appropriate MOAB (Management of Aggressive Behavior) techniques for the agitated and behaviorally aggressive young child

  • Perform timely ongoing observation of participant's condition and reports significant findings or changes to the RN

  • Work cooperatively with the unit's interdisciplinary team members, physicians, other departments and all program and PSHMC guests

  • Provide care according to established competencies, policies, procedures and demonstrates working knowledge of equipment used in performing assigned duties

  • Assist in providing psychosocial, spiritual and cultural support for patients/families

  • Recognize own limitation and limits of FI role and seeks assistance from the RN/Nurse Manager when needed

  • Informs the RN when difficult problems, unusual developments or activities occur which may affect the RN's responsibilities


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Counseling, Psychology, or related Human Services

  • Valid and unencumbered Washington State License/Registration as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

  • 3 years of relevant marriage or family therapy experience post Master's

Preferred qualifications:

  • 2 years of ambulatory clinic or hospital experience.

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center 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 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: Day

Job Category: Counseling

Location: Washington-Spokane

Req ID: 274681