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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

Chelsea Health Center is seeking a full-time (1.0 FTE) Clinical Social Worker for their fast-paced family medicine clinic in which the patient population is composed of pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients with medical and/or psychiatric diagnoses.  The social worker will provide bio-psychosocial assessments, treatment and case management services to patients and their families, face-to-face and telephone contacts with patients and/or their families who have been referred for social work services by clinic providers, and brief psychotherapeutic interventions using evidence-based treatment modalities.  Crisis intervention, safety planning, grief counseling, case management services and community referrals will be provided.  The patient population is composed of pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients with medical and/or psychiatric diagnoses. This position requires efficient, accurate assessment of patient needs, excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to quickly develop therapeutic relationships with a diverse patient population.  Both clinical practice and teaching skills are essential for providing ongoing clinical training courses to family medicine resident physicians and other trainees.   Excellent organizational skills, proficiency with computer and electronic health records, maintaining accurate and timely clinical records, exercising independent decision-making and critical thinking skills, participation in team meetings, and the ability to effectively prioritize multiple competing tasks are all critical skills for success in this position. It is essential that the candidate be able to handle a large caseload and be able to provide high-level therapeutic interventions while also meeting basic tangible and concrete needs.

Required Qualifications*

A Master's degree (MSW) in social work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education is necessary.  Candidates must have a current clinical license (LMSW) to practice social work in the State of Michigan, with clinical certification.  LLMSWs will not be considered for this position.  Experience providing crisis intervention, grief counseling, case management and care coordination, community referrals, and brief evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions with patients and their families, along with the ability to facilitate patient and family participation in appropriate health care decision making are required.  Effective written and verbal communication skills and teaching/training experience are necessary

Desired Qualifications*

The ideal candidate will have significant medical and behavioral social work experience, strong assessment skills, ability to establish therapeutic relationships quickly, and be able to relate well to a diverse population.  It is essential that the candidate be able to manage a large caseload with multiple competing demands. The ability to prioritize and work independently in a variety of demanding situations is necessary; critical decision making, excellent assessments, effective brief interventions, and multi-tasking are only several of the advanced skills required for success in this position.  The successful candidate must be flexible, adaptive, possess excellent communication skills, be able to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team, and able to access community resources.  Certification by the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) is desirable

Work Schedule

This is a 40-hour (1.0 FTE) position with weekday hours from 8:00-4:30 or 8:30-5:00.  Some flexibility may be required. This position will report to the Social Work Department with matrix reporting to the Chelsea Health Center Clinic Manager and Medical Director

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

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.