Veterans Outreach Intern
Placerville, CA Administration
Job Type
Internship
Description

  

Position Summary.

The Veterans' Internship Program provides paid internships for qualified Veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States. This internship affords veterans with on-the-job training and work experience that may enable them to effectively compete for permanent Snowline positions or in the larger economy. Our goal is to accompany and guide Veterans through their life stories toward a more peaceful ending. This position helps to support providing quality end of life care to our Veterans by helping staff learn more about the unique needs of our Veteran patients. 


Join us in our heart work.

Snowline Hospice is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to meeting the unique physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those nearing the end of life's journey. Our mission is to enhance the living, comfort the dying, and support the grieving with compassion and dignity. Many of our patients are Veterans who we strive to serve with respect and honor. Snowline Hospice is on a mission to better serve our Veteran population through the challenges of terminal illness, isolation or traumatic life experience. 


You are.

  • An upbeat and caring Veteran professional or student looking for a 6 month temp assignment
  • Open to working up to 25 hours a week
  • Adept with computer programs and other communication methods
  • An encouraging, inventive, and flexible collaborator for whom making people feel important comes naturally 
  • A compassionate individual who seeks meaning and wants to provide value in their daily work 


Here's how you'll be caring.

Being dependable with a pleasant personality and excellent phone skills

Responding professionally to a variety of needs across a diverse group of individuals to ensure streamlined service and support


Each day. Essential functions.

  • Build professional and organizational capacity to provide quality care for Veterans
  • Work closely with staff to develop and/or strengthen partnerships with the VA and other Veteran organizations
  • Increase access to hospice and palliative care for Veterans in our community
  • Analyze and suggest ways Snowline can improve our commitment to veteran-centric care
  • May conduct educational training to all staff and/or identify key partners in the Veteran community who could educate staff on topics such as the End Of Life Hospice VA benefit
  • In collaboration with the Marketing Coordinator and the Community Outreach Coordinator, create new marketing materials that targets Veterans
  • Identify Veteran organizations with whom Snowline could partner with to offer Veteran populations educational classes on EOL topics, such as advance care directives
  • Support Snowline's involvement in the "We Honor Veteran Initiative" through networking phone calls
  • Assist in the planning, coordination and implementation of Memorial Day, Veterans Day and other Veteran-centric activities

Come for the culture. And the benefits.

  • Significant, heart-warming work
  • Continuous displays of gratitude from patients, family, and friends
  • Warm, friendly, flexible, supportive, and safe work environment
  • Highly regarded, long-standing reputation for quality service in the community
Requirements


Our ideal candidate.

  • No experience is required to participate in this program, however, ideal candidates will have had active military experience and have served in an overseas assignment or in an assignment directly associated with Afghanistan: Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) / Iraq: Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).
  • Eligible Veterans Outreach Intern (VOI) applicants include veterans who have been discharged or released from the Armed Forces of the United States under honorable conditions. Discharged veterans must possess a valid DD214 Certificate of Discharge or Separation from Active Duty or other official documents issued by the branch of service.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work harmoniously and cooperatively with a wide variety of people and all levels of staff
Salary Description
$17.00 hour