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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

Social Worker in the Ambulatory Psychiatry clinic at the Rachel Upjohn Building, EAAHC campus.  This posting is for two 40 hour per week appointments in a Care Management position that includes coordination of care for our Psychiatry patients within and across the various clinics in Ambulatory Psychiatry (Child and Adolescent, Adult, Addictions, Geriatric). 


This position involves close collaboration with clinical and administrative staff to provide support for patients and families including: researching and making referrals, assisting with tangible needs, providing support calls, connecting to more intensive treatment services, and communicating with schools, agencies, and providers.  It involves administrative support in maintenance of waitlists and assisting with provision of documents needed by schools, agencies and clinicians outside of the health system.  The position may involve phone screening, triage, and scheduling of return visits. Some evening hours may be required.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education, or Bachelor’s degree in Psychology is necessary.
  • To be hired as a BSW, a candidate must have current clinical license to practice social work in the State of Michigan, verifiable through the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
  • Work experience in a health care setting. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills are critical for success in this position as are analytical and organizational skills. Outlook, Word and Excel, and our electronic medical record are utilized on a daily basis.  


Desired Qualifications*

  • Work experience in a psychiatric or mental health setting, familiarity with various mental health issues. 
  • Experience with children and families, as well as dealing with distressed individuals, is preferred.
  • Familiarity with local resources (tangible needs, behavioral health care options, etc.) is a plus.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

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.