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Job Summary

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is seeking candidates for the position of Counseling Center Social Worker with demonstrated interest and experience as a generalist.  This position is for a Clinical Social Worker whose primary responsibility will be the provision of psychotherapy.  Strong diagnostic and treatment planning skills are required.  This staff member will provide individual, couples, and group therapy, crisis intervention, referral services, and consultation to faculty, staff and students. Outreach programming focused on developmental issues and prevention is included in the position. This professional may initiate involuntary examination procedures as allowed by law.  

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across cultures and with clinical and non-clinical colleagues, campus departments, and student groups. Continuing education and professional development activities are expected.  We are committed to building a multiculturally competent staff capable of serving the needs of a diverse student body. 


1. Providing effective, time-limited counseling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples.

2. Providing outreach to the campus community by leading workshops, addressing classes and developing programming that fulfills the needs of the general student population as well as the needs of international, non-traditional, and underserved populations.  Outreach programming may also be provided for faculty and staff.  This may require occasional evening and weekend hours.

3. Participating in psychiatric emergency and crisis intervention. 

4. Providing after-hours availability to respond to student mental health emergencies when on-call.  Must be willing and available to work weekends, nights, and holidays when scheduled for on-call duty. 

5. Providing group therapy that addresses a specific clinical issue or the needs of a particular group of students.

6. Working proficiency with office support tools and electronic medical records software (e.g., word processing, email, presentation software and spreadsheets, electronic health records); preferably Microsoft Office and Titanium EHR.

7. Providing referrals to other professionals and outside agencies.

8. Participating in various Student Affairs/University activities and committees.

9. Attending appropriate local, regional, and national meetings and conferences for professional development and to represent CAPS, the Division of Student Affairs, and the University of Michigan – Flint. 

10. Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work
  • Must be licensed for independent practice in the State of Michigan
  • Experience must reflect competency with assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of psychiatric disorders.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills are a must.
  • Ability to relate effectively with students, colleagues, faculty, staff, and administrators is essential.
  • Candidate must be able to work collaboratively on a team of multidisciplinary professionals.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Preference given to candidates with previous experience working in a university counseling center.
  • Basic experience working with underserved populations specifically with people of color, veterans, lower socio-economic statuses, and/or international students.

Additional Information

Candidates must submit a cover letter and a resume as one document.  The cover letter should be first page of the document. Provide the contact information for three (3) professional references, in addition, provide the name and contact information for the candidate’s current or most recent immediate supervisor.  




Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.