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Job Summary

University of Michigan Health & Well-Being Services has an exciting opportunity for an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Counselor.  This position will assist faculty and staff, their families, couples, teams, and the organization within Michigan Medicine. This position will do so by providing confidential mental health counseling, coaching and consultation services to individuals and the organization to enhance health and well-being.  EAP provides comprehensive, short-term mental health services focused on enhancing faculty and staff, and their families, unfolding of their human potential at a bio-psycho-social, intra-psychic, and holistic level, while participating in Michigan Medicine’s mission. To this end, EAP collaborates with other wellness related services in providing the highest quality, individual-oriented services and programs that support and foster the acquisition of strength-based skills to minimize the impact of everyday life stress, mental health conditions, and life crises, while maximizing flourishing.


  • Short-term counseling and coachinservices, in the form of individual, group and couples.
  • Perform clinical services that require knowledgof therapeutic methods for resolutioooccupational and/opsychological problems using assessmentevaluation, diagnosis, and intervention
  • Remain knowledgeable of advances in therapeutic methods antranslate intpractice
  • Establish linkages and provide referrals to appropriate campus, community, and other resources based obenefit coveragwhile advocating with treatment and service providers, as needed
  • Facilitate the development oconnections and cooperative relationships within a health care environmenfor the enhancement of positive workplace cultures.
  • Deliver preventive and proactivpsycho-educational outreach anconsultation services tfaculty and staff omatters relatetmental health, quality of life, and well-being
  • Deliver consultation – driven and grounded in best practiceto inforleaders, policies, and/or guidelines related to mental health anwell-being.
  • Provide consultation to directors, leaders, managers, supervisors, chairs to assesemergent and urgent situations anmake recommendationtsolution, case management, referraland follow-up

·      Providmitigating interventions when critical incidences affect faculty and staff oMichigan

Medicine by providing    immediate crisis management, follow-up, and post-ventilatioservices

  • Facilitate support groupor psycho-educational groups, as needed
  • Identify educational needs, develop and deliver workshops, classes, and presentationon subjects such as grief/loss, stress, resilience, conflicmanagement, cultivating positivemotions, burnout prevention, compassion fatigue, anbuilding high quality relationships
  • Maintain accurate, complete, and confidential record-keepinof clinical activity
  • Represent the EAP both within and outside the University through presentations, articles, and servinon task forces as needed
  • Maintain highest standardoconfidentiality and adhere to relevanprofessional standards, ethics, and quality of care
  • This list is not indicativof all performed duties

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work, nursin(psych mental health), or related field with at least 4 years’ post grad clinical experience in mental health and substancuse disorders
  • Licensed in field of practice
  • Knowledgoorganizational and consultativpsychology and the abilittimplement its applications
  • Experienced in mind-body interventions
  • Demonstrated skill in group facilitation
  • Demonstrated ability tmobilize resources, create synergy, and work trans-disciplinarily within an academic health systetpromote and sustain a culture osafety and well-being.
  • Knowledgoworkplace disability and changmanagement
  • Knowledgof national trends in healthcarehealth and wellbeingpractices in mental health, substance use disorders, positive psychology, and ability to appltheories and mandates in practice
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem-solvingoral and written skills
  • Experience in public speaking

Desired Qualifications*

  • PhD in clinical or counseling psychology
  • Experience working in an Employee Assistance Program
  • Experience working in an academic health system
  • Experience in evidence-based strategies in high-risk environments
  • Experience in caregiver resilience

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.