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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.



Provide social work leadership including clinical supervision, case consultation, program management and personnel management to promote and support excellent social work services to patients and their families in clinical areas as assigned.  Assure compliance with regulatory agencies, University and Health System policies and procedures.  Exercise considerable independent decision-making authority and expertise specific to an assigned area.  Recruit, select, hire, orient and train, and evaluate staff in assigned areas. Primary activities and decision making authority are predominantly performed independently. Participate in and contribute to projects and initiatives of the departmental leadership group, including coverage for colleagues, and off-hours administrative on-call coverage for support of staff working non-conventional hours.


  • Post positions, review resumes, interview candidates, select and hire, orient and train new staff.
  • Provide clinical consultation to staff, as well as administrative and clinical supervision.
  • Assume responsibility for difficult and complex cases based on experience or area of expertise as needed.
  • Provide specialty consultation to other health care staff.
  • Participate as a member of an inter- and intra-disciplinary team, including problem solving, program planning, clinical care planning, and quality improvement.
  • Act as a Behavioral Health Collaborative Care Program (BHCC) liaison between Ambulatory Care Units and the Department of Psychiatry, and provide training and supervision of BHCC social workers.


General supervision is received from Social Work Manager.


Functional and administrative supervision, orientation and mentorship are provided for Clinical Social Workers - MSW and Senior MSW Social Workers.

Required Qualifications*


  • A Master's degree in social work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education is necessary.
  • Some experience of professional social work is necessary.
  • Current licensure (LMSW) to practice Social Work in the State of Michigan is required.  Licensure will be verified via PSV by department administration.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine 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.

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.