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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.

Responsibilities*

The Behavioral Health Collaborative Care (BHCC) Educator is a newly created 40-hour (1.0 FTE) position within the Ambulatory Care Social Work Department.  The BHCC model focuses on treating and tracking a patient population with mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety.  Educator job duties will be divided between providing 20 hours per week of direct clinical care with a diverse patient population at one primary care clinic location, and 20 hours per week of BHCC overall program management and development.  Clinical 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 using evidence-based treatment interventions in a primary care setting.  Patient work will include both face-to-face and phone contacts.  The Educator’s programmatic duties include assisting with BHCC program rollout to all Primary Care and Family Medicine Clinics, and serving as a liaison between the Ambulatory Social Work Team and the Department of Psychiatry to support collaborative teamwork.  Responsibilities include program orientation, operations training, and clinical support for BHCC social workers, as well as serving as a resource and fostering professional development of BHCC staff.  Determining clinical competency and training needs, coordinating educational resources and in-service clinical skills trainings, providing panel coverage for extended absences of BHCC social workers, and other assigned duties to support the BHCC program are necessary.   

Required Qualifications*

  • A Master's degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education is necessary.  A current LMSW license 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 both medical and mental health social work experience and training in the IMPACT model of collaborative care.  Efficient, accurate psychosocial/diagnostic assessment of patient needs, effective case dispositions, clinical treatment experience with depression and anxiety, panel registry, and care management experience are skills needed for success in this position.  Experience with DSM-5 and substance use screening is desired.  Excellent communication and organizational skills, effective collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team, proficiency in using a computer, maintaining accurate and timely clinical records, participation in team meetings, and the ability to effectively prioritize multiple competing tasks are required. It is essential that the candidate be able to handle a large panel of patients with complex medical and/or psychiatric histories.  Some experience with brief treatment using evidence-based psychotherapy interventions (e.g., ACT, PST, CBT, DBT) as well as brief, structured interventions (e.g., Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation, SBIRT) along with a basic knowledge of psychopharmacology are clinical skillsets pertinent to this position.  Certification by the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) is a plus. 

Work Schedule

Work days will be Monday-Friday from either 8:00-4:30 or 8:30-5:00.  This full-time job will involve 20 hours of direct patient care in one primary care clinic, as well as some travel between other clinics that participate in the BHCC program.

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.