Oregon Health & Science University

Social Worker (Center M)

Job Locations US-Telecommuting
Requisition ID
Position Category
Mental Health
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
School of Nursing
Salary Range
Posting Salary: $38.38 - $52.71/hr, dependent on education and experience and in alignment with internal equity. Mid-career professionals should expect to be placed at or near the mid-point.
1 hour per week
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

Center M is an OHSU intervention that adapts effective preventive mental health care (mindfulness cognitive behavioral therapy) to the standard prenatal care setting. One of the adaptations involves social workers leading online group care sessions with small groups of pregnant individuals (no more than 8 people per session with an average of 3 people per session). Each group of pregnant people will meet with the social worker leader for 1 hour per week over one month. The work is part of a grant-funded research project under the direction of Dr. Ellen Tilden with a goal of helping prenatal patients increase mental wellness and preventing perinatal depression. Social workers in this role will receive up to 8 hours of training and ongoing support in leading the Center M model.

Function/Duties of Position

  • Receives training in leading the Center M sessions.
  • Leads approximately one (1) prenatal group session per month using the Center M model. This involves 4 hours (1 hour per week) of online Webex or Zoom mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy education and practice with a group of generally 2-5 (and no more than 8) pregnant people who are participating in the research study in order to guide the participants in developing skills in mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy.
  • Refers patients to outside resources for assistance as needed.
  • Maintains written record of all social work involvement with patient; prepares accurate and timely statistics on assigned cases.
  • Reports findings to PI in support of research objectives. Provide additional support to grant activities as requested.

Required Qualifications


  • A Master's in Social Work (MSW) is required.

Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Competencies): 

  • Proficiency with digital conferencing software (Teams, Zoom, WebEx, etc.)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Registrations, Certifications and/or Licenses:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) accepted


  • Code of conduct
  • Respect in the workplace
  • Applicable policies, procedures and agreements related to position, department or OHSU as a whole

Preferred Qualifications


  • Previous experience with pregnant and/or postpartum people.
  • Previous experience in a healthcare setting.

Registrations, Certifications and/or Licenses:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred.

Additional Details

Working Conditions:

  • Work will be exclusively remote and web-based.

Physical Demands & Equipment Usage:

  • Must be able to use a computer for at least one (1) hour at a time.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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