Friends for Life

Contact Information:
5000 Lakewood
Waco, TX 76710
Phone: (254) 772-7600
Fax: (254) 772-3900
Website: www.friendsforlife.org

Agency Mission/Services:
Friends for Life helps elderly and disabled people live independently, provides care for those who cannot care for themselves and brings generations together to enrich lives. Registered professional guardianship, money management, independent living services, adult day care, quality of life projects.

Opportunities and Schedules:
Baccalaureate/MSW Foundation: Visitation, transportation, client assessments, assist with groups, in-services, interviewing. Case management type responsibilities. Not as much emphasis on clinical work with clients as MSW students.

MSW Concentration: Case management of guardianship cliental; client assessments with independent clients; facilitation of groups with Adult Day Center cliental; lead in-services/training for guardianship staff and other interns; treatment planning and client reviews of guardianship cliental; program development and administration leadership. More emphasis can be placed on cliental aspects of work with clients or administration duties in a non-profit agency.

Desired Qualifications:
Interest and compassion for working with elderly and handicapped clients. Patience needed in working with this population. 

Agency Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Training Required:
Yes, training will be provided by LCSW supervisor, as well as staff in other departments