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Providence Health & Services Hospice Grief Support Counselor *$5,000 Sign-On Bonus* in Tukwila, Washington


$5,000 Sign-on Bonus for eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment - this is in addition to the fantastic benefits and compensation package offered by Providence that begin on your first day of employment.

Providence is calling a Grief Support Counselor (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to Spiritual Care at SCS Hospice in Tukwila, Washington.

The Grief Support Services Counselor provides Grief Support Services to hospice patients, families, and the community. General duties include conducting bereavement assessments, providing anticipatory and bereavement counseling to individuals and groups, and providing education and training in the field of loss and grief.

In this position you will:

  • Coordinate the day-to-day provision of bereavement services for hospice and community clients in association with the Grief Support Services Manager & the Grief Support Services Assistant

  • Consult with patient care staff regarding requests related to potentially high risk bereavement and complicated grief

  • Assist in the completion of the bereavement assessment and develop appropriate bereavement care plans for hospice and community clients

  • Initiate phone contact with grieving family/friends to present services, offer support and resources

  • Provide one-on-one grief counseling to agency and community clients

  • Screen for and facilitates grief support group meetings as offered by program


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in counseling, psychology, social work or theological studies/pastoral ministry

  • Three (3) years post master's work experience. Prior internship at PHOS or other relevant social services-related role counts towards the 3 years of post master’s work

  • One (1) year Experience in health care setting

  • One (1) year Experience providing grief counseling to individuals and/or families

  • Current Counseling Certification or License through Washington State Department of Health

  • Current Washington State Driver's license

  • Automobile insurance

  • Current Healthcare Provider CPR certification

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Two (2) years experience in health care setting

  • Proficient in the use of computers and Microsoft Office Suite programs required.knowledge of Electronic Health Record system

About the ministry you will serve.

Providence Hospice and Home Care provides quality, timely, comprehensive medical care in the homes of patients in Snohomish County in Washington State, including Camano Island. Our Mission is to improve the quality of life of our community by providing professional, compassionate, quality care, in appropriate settings, enabling individuals and families to manage health care problems and life-threatening illnesses. The wide-ranging care we provide includes the service of physicians, registered nurses, CWCN registered nurse wound care specialists, medical social workers, rehabilitation therapists, home health aides, chaplains and volunteers.

Our Inpatient Hospice Care Center provides a unique alternative to traditional home-based care for hospice patients who need symptom management which cannot be provided in the home. Located at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, the center serves patients in the hospital and offers the community a complete continuum of hospice care.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

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 is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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: Counseling

Location: Washington-Tukwila

Req ID: 331390