MSW Interns Needed to Provide Comfort and Support to Hospice Patients and Families
VITAS Healthcare of LaSalle and The Greater Illinois Valley
MSW students will gain valuable experience while providing terminally ill patients and their families with psychological and social support under the guidance of a VITAS MSW field instructor and team manager. Students will serve as members of VITAS interdisciplinary patient care teams while assisting patients and families in accessing community resources and governmental benefits and assessing patient and family needs and potential crisis situations. Students also will help patients and families identify grief issues and provide bereavement services.
VITAS MSW student interns must be enrolled in a Master of Social Work program at an accredited college or university. All MSW student interns must attend new-employee orientation, which includes shadowing VITAS care providers, during the first month of the internship.
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About VITAS Healthcare of LaSalle and The Greater Illinois Valley
105 Marquette Street, Suite A, LaSalle, IL 61301, US
VITAS Healthcare recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program, allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. By exemplifying the VITAS Values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocat es and are proactive in meeting the needs of patients and families. VITAS integrates volunteers into the hospice team by actively recruiting, training, supporting and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs. Volunteers and their contributions are respected and valued.
Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Healthcare, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care and offering support services in the office, using their cars and from their own homes.