The Social Work Fellow provides a wide range of clinical social work interventions to assist individuals, families, and others to restore, enhance, or protect their capacity for social functioning and coping with the consequences of life threatening illness. The individual will develop and enhance assessment and intervention skills relevant to and within the context of palliative care practice, will function as part of an interdisciplinary team, will engage in educational conferences within the team, and will work on a chosen project to further knowledge and/or practice in the palliative care field.
This is a one year paid fellowship, benefits-eligible.
*Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level of population served.
Ability to skillfully interact, assess, diagnose and intervene with patients of all ages and degrees of disability, families, physicians, other health providers, and the community. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to synthesize, diagnose and apply a specialized range of psychosocial knowledge and practice interventions with patients in a specialty, clinical service, or ambulatory care.
In lieu of cover letter please submit a professional statement that includes your experience and interest in palliative care. This may include; your reasons for interest in fellowship, any special interest you hope to pursue in fellowship, any preliminary thoughts on a focus for a clinical project, learning goals you’re hoping to achieve, and how you hope to use the knowledge/experience of fellowship in your future plans. Please have at minimum two letters of reference available upon request.
Interest in learning and contributing to the field of palliative care.