MSW Intern Opportunity to Provide Comfort and Support to Hospice Patients and their Families

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VITAS Healthcare of NJN

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 the 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.

Orientation, Training, Background Check and Covid vaccination are required.

For more information about VITAS Volunteer Services visit https://www.vitas.com/volunteer.

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About VITAS Healthcare of NJN

Location:

70 South Orange Avenue, Suite 210, Livingston, NJ 07039, US

Mission Statement

VITAS recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative volunteer program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing, and expanding services offered to patients and families. Through exemplifying VITAS values, Volunteers serve as patient and family advocates and are pro-active in helping to meet the needs of patients and families. VITAS integrates Volunteers into the hopsice program by actively recruiting, training, supporting, and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs. Volunteers and their contributions are respected and valued.

Description

Volunteers are the heart of VITAS, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care and offering support services in the office, using their cars and from their own homes.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

70 S. Orange AvenueSuite 210Livingston, NJ 07039

(40.77649,-74.36415)
 

SKILLS

  • Bereavement Support
  • Case Work / Management
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Hospice Care
  • Social Work
  • Bilingual

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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