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Providence Health & Services Hospice Grief Counselor - Family Support Seattle in Tukwila, Washington


Providence is calling a Safe Crossing Counselor (Family Support Srvs Seattle, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Hospice of Seattle in Tukwila, 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:

  • Provide individualized psychosocial assessment of child/family needs.

  • Provide consultation and assessment of needs to local school staff members. Implement service based on assessment and reflective of school staff and student goals.

  • Provide consultation for individual PHOS clinical staff to optimize support for families with children.

  • Develop and implement counseling interventions based on a plan of care, established policies and procedures, and reflective of child/family goals.

  • Teach children and parents regarding anticipated changes and related issues in grief/loss.

  • Schedule visits for optimal patient care, care management and team effectiveness.

  • Facilitate children’s grief groups in various settings including, but not limited to, agency and school.

  • Provide clinical leadership at identified camps produced by the Safe Crossings program. This specialized camp provides grief support to children in an overnight camp setting or virtually.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Masters Degree in counseling, psychology or social work

  • Current Social Work Certification or License through Washington State Department of Health

  • Current Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification

  • Current Washington State Driver's license and automobile insurance

  • 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

  • 1 year prior experience providing grief counseling to children and families

  • 1 year experience in health care setting

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 2 years experience in health care setting

About the ministry you will serve.

Providence Hospice of Seattle is a not-for-profit, community-based hospice ministry serving patients in their places of residence throughout King County in Washington state. We provide comprehensive and compassionate physical, emotional, and spiritual care to adults and children nearing the end of their lives, including support for their families and friends. Our skilled and compassionate team includes nurses, medical social workers, home health aides, chaplains, occupational/physical therapists, medical directors, grief support counselors and volunteers.

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: Community Service

Location: Washington-Tukwila

Req ID: 322283