Oregon Health & Science University

Behavioral Health Consultant

Job Locations US-OR-Beaverton
Requisition ID
Position Category
Hospital/Clinic Support
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Beaverton Primary Care
Salary Range
$82,254.38 - $124,555.34 annually
Monday - Friday
Hours vary 7:00am - 6:00pm up to 40 hours a week
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Clinical Social Worker is responsible for working with the primary care team at the Beaverton clinic to offer comprehensive, in-depth social work interventions to address the biopsychosocial needs of patients and families. The general goal of intervention is to encourage enhancement of the patient’s physical/psychosocial functioning through direct treatment and coordination of facility resources. Provides patient and/or program consultation and r5eferral to community agencies. Our service provides care for adults across the lifespan.


Wage Range: $82,254.38 - $124,555.34 annually

Function/Duties of Position

  • Behavioral Health Counseling – Detect and addresses broad spectrum of behavioral health i.e., mental health, substance use, complex psychosocial needs, grief support, mandatory reporting issues); performs triage, warm hand-offs, risk assessment, brief psychotherapeutic counseling intervention and care management services.
  • Performs Psychosocial Needs Assessment – Complete bio-psychosocial needs
    assessments to help determine appropriate level of care. Work with patient &
    available support systems to develop appropriate treatment plans/meet goals of care. Consultation with facility staff or other community professionals seeking guidance in meeting patient needs.
  • Coordination of services – Provides information and referrals with OHSU partners (i.e. Financial Specialist, RN Clinical Specialists, Patient Advocates and other professionals as appropriate).
  • Community Resource Referral and Psycho-education- Completes education and
    assessment of social determinants of health, social/emotional implications of
    medical situations, guardianship or conservatorship, and/or other high-risk needs.
  • Provides information about Social Security Disability and other financial 
    resources as appropriate. Acts as advocate to refer patients to appropriate services
    within the community.
  • Collaborates with clinical staff to coordinate and gather pertinent information from patients to support clinical management of chronic conditions.
  • Increases individual patient engagement, capability, and accountability through regular patient contact.
  • Provides education, information, and encouragement to patients about available health interventions including diet, fitness, behavioral and social connectivity programs.
  • Actively manages a patient panel.


Required Qualifications


  • Education: Master’s degree (MSW)
  • Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Competencies): Experience in behavioral health counseling is required; knowledge of the principles and practices of behavioral health intervention, including assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and psychotherapeutic counseling modalities.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the interrelationship between medical and psychological systems and their impact on health.
  • Experience working with an underserved adult population experiencing mental illness, substance abuse, complex psychosocial needs and chronic illness.
  • Registrations, Certifications and/or Licenses: 
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Or Clinical Social Work Associates (CSWA).

Preferred Qualifications

Education: LCSW

Experience: Two years in behavioral health field/healthcare related field.

Additional Details


  • Two raises per year – One at anniversary date and one across the board annual increase
  • Healthcare Options - Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents, and $25K of term life insurance provided at no cost to the employee
  • Two separate above market pension plans to choose from
  • Vacation- up to 200 hours per year depending on length of service
  • Sick Leave- up to 96 hours per year
  • 8 paid holidays per year
  • Substantial Tri-met and C-Tran discounts
  • Additional Programs including: Tuition Reimbursement and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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.


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