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.
This position is a contingent social worker for the Medical Short Stay Unit, with eventual cross-training to also cover the the ED and inpatient shifts, as needed. “Hours will vary and there is no minimum number of hours per week guaranteed to contingent staff. The most successful candidates will have open availability, including midnight shifts and weekends. Contingents will be cross-trained to cover adult and children’s emergency departments, along with all inpatient hospitals for evening, night, and weekend coverage.”
Social Work services include but are not limited to the following: crisis intervention, family support and counseling, liaison and referral to community agencies, as well as mental health assessments; tangible resources; participation in team meetings and educational activities related to emergent needs of patients and their families.
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.
It is essential that the candidate be able to manage a large caseload with multiple competing demands. The ability to work independently in a variety of stressful and demanding situations is essential; critical decision making, excellent assessments, brief interventions and multi-tasking are only several of the advanced skills required for success. Additionally, the ability to provide high-level interventions while also meeting basic tangible and concrete needs is required. The successful candidate must also be able to work with multidisciplinary teams and access community resources in order to facilitate discharge planning. Experience providing crisis intervention and grief counseling is essential, along with brief interventions to facilitate patient and family participation in appropriate health care decision making.
The ideal candidate will have significant medical social work experience, strong assessment skills, the ability to establish therapeutic relationships quickly, and to relate well to a diverse population.
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.
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.
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