Kaiser Permanente Supervisor of Social Workers in Portland, Oregon

Provide supervision to Primary Care Social at a variety of locations. Participates with and assists the Director in program development, training, and mentoring. Provide a wide array of age appropriate social work services to support and maximize the member's ability to access and maintain their health.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide leadership and facilitation in program development, including participation in formulation and implementation of policy, procedures, education, and supervision to improve SW practice and accountability.

  • Assists members in developing member centered and cost effective health care. Utilize professional assessment, coaching, and supportive counseling using evidence based tools to optimize the member's personal resources. Assist patient and or family in connecting to community and Kaiser Permanente resources and programs. Document services and plan of care per departmental policy.

  • Provide leadership to the multi-disciplinary team(s) providing care to vulnerable members.

  • Maintains thorough knowledge of Kaiser Permanente services/benefits, public/private community resources, and federal/state laws which effect health care planning.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum one (1) year of previous experience as a supervisor or a lead worker.

  • Minimum three (3) years of professional Social work experience in a hospital, medical clinic, home health, hospice/palliative care, or long term care.


  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Oregon Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Certified Social Worker Associate (CSWA); AND Washington Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Washington Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW) or Certified Social Worker Associate (CSWA). License in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer, application for license in secondary state required within 6 weeks of hire/transfer and must be obtained within 6 months.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required within 90 days of hire/transfer.

  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) required prior to employment start date.

  • Valid driver's license in the state of current residency.

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to lead an Interdisciplinary team.

  • Expertise with short term counseling interventions.

  • Excellent age appropriate assessment & intervention skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills across a broad spectrum of audiences.

  • Excellent problem solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum three (3) years of working with a geriatric population.

  • Minimum one (1) year of project management experience.

  • Experience clinical program development or providing clinical education.

  • Familiar with computer programs such as Excel, power point, and Word.

  • Working knowledge of Kaiser Permanente services and benefits.

  • Working knowledge of current social work evidence based practice and research.

  • Fluent in Motivational Interviewing.


TITLE: Supervisor of Social Workers

LOCATION: Portland, Oregon


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.