Providence Health & Services Bereavement Services Assistant - Hospice in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling a Bereavement Services Assistant to Providence Sound Home Care and Hospice in Olympia, 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:

  • Support the work of the Bereavement Services Program.

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

  • Participate in bereavement care after the patient’s death, taking action and providing follow-up as determined necessary.

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

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


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work, counseling or related human services degree with a focus in counseling

  • State certification as a counselor or state licensure in the counseling field is required or must be obtained prior to providing program services

  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification

  • Minimum of one (1) year exposure to the care of those experiencing grief and loss

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

  • Current driver’s license

  • Insured and reliable transportation

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's degree strongly preferred

About the ministry you will serve

Providence Sound HomeCare 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 Sound HomeCare 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 people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 76,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 475 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. 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: Patient Services

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 141903