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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.


This 20-hour (0.50 FTE) position with the Social Work Ambulatory Care Department will be located at Briarwood Medical Group, and will provide collaborative behavioral health care management services for a diverse adult patient population.  The collaborative care model will focus on tracking a patient population with mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety.  Duties will include diagnostic assessment, symptom monitoring, care management and care coordination, psychoeducation, weekly psychiatric case consultation regarding patient progress, collaboration with primary care physicians, maintaining the patient registry, and providing measurement-based practice and evidence-based treatment interventions in a medical setting.  Patient work will include both face-to-face and phone contacts.  Brief therapeutic interventions, psychoeducation, safety planning, grief counseling, and providing referrals to community resources are some of the advanced skills needed in this position.

Required Qualifications*

A Master's degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education is necessary. Full LMSW licensure to practice social work in the State of Michigan is required.  LLMSWs will not be considered for this position.     

*Advancement through the career ladder at the Expert or Clinical Scholar Level is required for placement in the MSW Senior Classification

Desired Qualifications*

The ideal candidate will have experience delivering integrated health care, measurement-based practice, and managing a patient registry for patients with mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety.   Medical and mental health social work experience is desired.  Efficient, accurate assessment of patient needs and effective case dispositions are necessary.  Experience with DSM-5 diagnoses and substance use screening is desirable.  Excellent communication and organizational skills, effective collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team, proficiency in using a computer, keeping accurate and timely clinical records, participation in team meetings, and the ability to effectively prioritize multiple competing tasks in a fast-paced medical clinic are required. It is essential that the candidate be able to handle a large caseload of patients with complex medical and/or psychiatric histories.  Some experience with evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions (e.g., CBT, PST, ACT) and familiarity with brief, structured interventions (e.g., Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation) along with a basic knowledge of psychopharmacology are clinical skillsets pertinent to this position.   

Work Schedule

Workdays will be Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  The workday will start at 8:00 a.m.  The length of each of the three workdays is negotiable regarding how the 20 hours will be met.

Underfill Statement

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

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.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine 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.