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Providence Health & Services Bereavement Counselor - Hospice in Lacey, Washington


Providence is calling a Bereavement Counselor (Hospice, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice in Lacey, Washington.

Hospice caregivers will tell you what a privilege it is to care for patients and their families at the end of their lives. We get to see people where they reside and focus on their goals and improving the quality of their lives. If you are interested in a rewarding career, Providence Hospice might be the opportunity you are looking for!

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:

  • Participate in bereavement care after the patient's death, taking action and providing follow-up as necessary by the Plan of Care.

  • Facilitate support groups for bereaved family members and community members.

  • Facilitate agency and community programs on grief and bereavement; holiday grief workshops and annual memorial service for survivors, agency staff and volunteers.

  • Participate in Hospice team meetings and provide information, knowledge, and support regarding grief and loss issues and/or bereavement care.

  • Act as a liaison with existing community resources regarding grief and bereavement.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s degree in social work from an accredited school OR a master's degree in counseling or psychology with a focus in counseling and a minimum of 1 year experience in the area of grief and loss

  • Current State of Washington Department of Health Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), or Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW)

  • 1 year experience in the areas of interpersonal communications, group process development, and facilitation

  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification

  • Valid Washington State driver’s license and insured, reliable vehicle

About the ministry you will serve.

Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice, in Olympia, Washington, is a home health and hospice ministry serving patients in their places of residence throughout Mason, Lewis and Thurston counties in Washington state. Our team brings the Providence tradition of excellence into the home setting, and work together with physicians, patients, family members and insurance providers to meet each patient's unique needs. Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice is a non-profit, state licensed and Medicare certified agency.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

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 Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: Social Work

Location: Washington-Lacey

Req ID: 234085