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Bereavement Counselor - Hospice Medicare Certified

Job ID: 36146
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Part Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.80
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Bereavement Counselor - Hospice Medicare Certified for a Part Time, 0.80 FTE, Day position. 

In addition to a competitive hourly wage, excellent benefits, PeaceHealth offers a supportive and inclusive work environment with an emphasis on life balance.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

Job Summary

Provide grief counseling to adults and/or children, adolescents and their families. Provide education or direct assistance to schools and the community. Make referrals as appropriate and provide training/oversight for volunteer facilitators.

Details of the position

  1. Provide counseling to include facilitating support groups for adults and/or children, adolescents and their families. 
  2. Complete direct interviews for intake with families for placement purposes and make referrals to community resources as appropriate. 
  3. Provides individual counseling as appropriate. Counsel with Hospice family for emotional support and grief and bereavement issues in private residence and/or at inpatient hospice.
  4. Act as counseling resource by providing crisis intervention/debriefings to community organizations as needed. 
  5. Assist with the provision of initial and ongoing education for staff, volunteers and the community. Provide clinical supervision of assigned bereavement groups.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned

What you bring

  • Master’s degree in social work, counseling or related field plus specialized training in grief counseling issues specific to children, adolescents and/or adults.
  • WA State Counselor Agency Affiliated Registration (CG) (current or pending) or equivalent. Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) or Social Worker Advanced License (LASW) or Social Worker Associate Advanced License (SA) or Social Worker Associate Independent Clinical License (SC) preferred
  • Valid driver's license with an automobile that is insured to state regulations and is in good running order
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers required upon hire
  • Minimum one year, which includes working with adults and/or children, adolescents and families and/or working with grief issues (or equivalent combination of education and/or experience).

For a full description of the position, or for questions, please contact Moussa Sangare at [email protected]

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.  

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