Counselor/Therapist (Part-time +BBS-Registered or Licensed)

Santa Barbara
Part Time
Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc.

Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc., the second oldest Hospice in the United States, is a unique and innovative organization that serves children and adults who are impacted by a life threatening illness or grieving the loss of a loved one. All of our services are provided free of charge. We receive no support from government or insurance agencies, and are dependent on the support of the community for all we do. We have a highly committed staff and foster a positive, collaborative, and creative work environment. We make a difference in the lives of more than one thousand people each year and believe it is a privilege to be serving others.


As Bereavement Counselor at Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc., you will support HSB’s Bereavement Services program by providing bereavement counseling services to adult clients (18+).  Beyond supporting clients individually, you will also have the opportunity to lead a support group, based on your specific interests and training.  This is a part-time position at 20 hours per week.  Services are provided at in-person, though telehealth may apply based on client need. Your position responsibilities are summarized as follows:

  • Provide one-to-one and/or group professional counseling to adults grieving the death or anticipated death of a loved one.
  • Maintain timely and complete clinical case files utilizing designated client tracking software.
  • Attend relevant staff meetings and participate in community meetings, events, and/or trainings.
  • Meet agency counseling productivity standards.
  • Adhere to agency-wide and department policies and procedures.


  • Licensed or registered with the CA BBS – As a licensed MFT, LCSW or LPCC or an Associate AMFT, ACSW or ALPCC
  • Bilingual skills helpful, but not required (English and Spanish)
  • Demonstrated clinical experience in the areas of life-threatening and chronic illness, grief and loss, individual, family and group counseling
  • Knowledge of local medical, mental health, and social service agencies
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, be discerning with information and use good judgment in handling sensitive information
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a team
  • Commitment to high ethical standards and professionalism


Annualized (full-time) base pay range [$51,500 ($24.75/hr) – $84,600 ($40.67/hr) DOE], paid time off benefits, 403(b) retirement plan with match, professional development benefit, self-care benefit, serene work and team environment.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Please do not apply without your cover letter! We want to hear your voice as to why this career opportunity is of interest to you and why you believe HSB is the right choice for your next step, thank you!

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