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ORGANIZATION: Residential Hospice

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Residential Healthcare offers home health and hospice services to patients throughout Southern Illinois. The hospice team is offering an internship position to a social work major with an interest in medical social work. Within the healthcare setting, the social worker is a vital member of the interdisciplinary team. The social worker is responsible for assisting patients and families with the non-medical issues that arise during care, including insurance questions, financial issues, coordinating caregivers and support, interpersonal and family dynamic issues, and many more.

A social work intern will shadow and support our MSWs by visiting patients, attending interdisciplinary meetings, and attending networking events. Interns will work with members of Residential's interdisciplinary team, including the medical director/MD, RN case managers, home health aides, chaplains, and volunteers.

Residential Healthcare's regional office is located in Glen Carbon. Internships are available for Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters.


Individual responsibilities will vary based on experience, coursework completed, and interests of applicant.

Responsibilities can include, but are not limited to, meeting with patients and families face-to-face, phone calls, ride alongs with various interdisciplinary team members, office/clerical support, bereavement support, attending wakes/funeral services, etc.


Must have access to reliable transportation.

All applicants must be able to pass a background check, fingerprinting, and drug screen.

Hospice and HIPAA training will be provided - no prior hospice experience is necessary.

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About Residential Hospice


4215 State Route, Glen Carbon, IL 62034, US

Mission Statement

Residential’s Mission is to be the recognized market leader in homecare, palliative and hospice services. We do this by: ◾Fostering a culture of growth, excellence, accountability and efficiency; ◾Being an employer-of-choice that attracts and empowers an exceptional workforce; ◾Focusing our offerings on the dynamic needs of our constituents - patients, caregivers, family members, physicians and other providers across the healthcare continuum; ◾Integrating impactful and innovative solutions to improve our constituents’ service experience; and ◾Ensuring full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.


Residential Hospice is our highest level of care and provides expert medical care, pain and symptom management, and support to patients during their end-of-life journeys with a team of hospice and palliative care-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, spiritual care counselors, and volunteers.


Health & Medicine
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors


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Mt. VernonMt. Vernon, IL 62864



  • Mental Health
  • Administrative Support
  • Bereavement Support
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours monthly

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