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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.

Job Summary

The Ambulatory Care Social Work Team is seeking a full-time Clinical Social Worker to provide social work services for patients referred by ambulatory care clinics who do not have embedded social workers.  There are a number of unallocated ambulatory care clinics who sometimes have patients who would greatly benefit from social work services, and this job will provide telephone support for patients referred by providers in those clinics.  The patient population served will include pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients with medical and/or psychiatric diagnoses.  Patient care will include telephone assessment, care coordination/management, and provision of community referral information for patients and their families.  This position requires efficient, accurate assessment of patient needs, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to quickly develop therapeutic relationships and implement effective case dispositions with a diverse patient population.  Excellent organizational skills, exercising independent decision-making and critical thinking skills, proficiency with electronic health records, accurate and timely documentation, participation in team meetings, and the ability to effectively prioritize multiple competing tasks are all critical skills for success in this position. It is essential that the candidate be able to provide high-level therapeutic interventions while also meeting basic tangible and concrete needs.

Required Qualifications*

A Master's degree (MSW) in social work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education is required.  Candidates must have a current clinical license (LMSW) to practice social work in the State of Michigan, with clinical certification.  LLMSWs will not be considered for this position.  Experience providing crisis intervention, grief counseling, case management and care coordination, community referrals, and brief behavioral interventions with patients and their families, along with the ability to facilitate patient and family participation in appropriate health care decision making are required.  The successful candidate must be flexible, adaptive, possess excellent communication skills, be able to work independently, and be able to access community resources.

*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 significant medical and behavioral health social work experience, strong assessment skills, and be able to quickly establish relationships with and relate well to a diverse population.  Experience with brief behavioral interventions such as Motivational Interviewing, Behavior Activation, Problem-Solving Therapy, etc. is desired.  The ability to prioritize, work independently, and make sound clinical judgments in a variety of demanding situations is necessary; critical decision making, excellent assessments, effective brief interventions, and multi-tasking are only several of the advanced skills required for success in this position.

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.

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.