Apply Now Clicking "Apply Now" opens the link in a new window.

How to Apply

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

This position will provide social work services to adults in the COPD Transitional Care Program, the Interstitial Lung Disease clinic and General Pulmonary Clinics. In addition, there will be opportunities to engage in program planning, research, facilitating support groups and billing for services in the future.

The social worker will conduct psychosocial assessments, treatment, and care management services to patients and their families who have been referred for social work services by clinic providers.  Both face-to-face and telephone work will be utilized in this position. 

Required Qualifications*

Master's degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education is necessary.  Must have current clinical license to practice social work in the State of Michigan.  Clinical practice concentration and field practicum or recent work experience in a hospital required.

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

Desired Qualifications*

This patient population suffers from ongoing chronic lung diseases and experience anxiety, depression, trauma,  and grief and loss.  Therefore, the ideal candidate will have significant medical social work and behavioral health experience to provide efficient, accurate evaluation of mental health needs, and brief psychotherapeutic interventions using evidence-based treatment modalities.  The candidate will provide crisis intervention, safety planning, grief counseling, case management services and community referrals, as well as patient education.  In addition, the candidate requires an ability to work with a multidisciplinary team, work with a diverse population and manage a large caseload with multiple competing demands.  LMSW preferred. 

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.