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Job Summary

University of Michigan Health & Well-Being Services has an exciting opportunity for a Faculty and Staff Counselor within the Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience.  This position will assist faculty and staff, their families, couples, teams, and the organization within Michigan Medicine. This individual will provide short-term, confidential mental health counseling, coaching, consultation, and debriefing services to individuals and the organization to enhance health and well-being. The individual filling this role will collaborate with other wellness related services in providing the highest quality, individual-oriented services and programs that support and foster the acquisition of strength-based skills to minimize the impact of everyday life stress, mental health conditions, and life crises, while maximizing flourishing.


University Human Resources seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.


Short-term counseling and coaching services, in the form of individual, group and couples:


  • Perform clinical services that require knowledge of therapeutic methods for resolution of occupational and/or psychological problems using assessment, evaluation, diagnosis, and intervention
  • Remain knowledgeable of advances in therapeutic methods and translate into practice
  • Establish linkages and provide referrals to appropriate campus, community, and other resources based on benefit coverage while advocating with treatment and service providers, as needed
  • Facilitate the development of connections and collaborative relationships within an academic healthcare environment for the enhancement of positive workplace cultures
  • Deliver preventive and proactive psycho-educational outreach and consultation services to faculty and staff on matters related to mental health, quality of life, and well-being
  • Deliver consultation – driven and grounded in best practices to inform leaders, policies, and/or guidelines related to mental health and well-being
  • Provide consultation to directors, leaders, managers, supervisors, chairs to assess emergent and urgent situations and make recommendations to solution, case management, referral and follow-up
  • Provide mitigating interventions when critical incidences affect faculty and staff of Michigan Medicine by providing immediate crisis management, follow-up, and post-ventilation services
  • Facilitate support groups or psycho-educational groups, as needed
  • Identify educational needs, develop and deliver workshops, classes, and presentations on subjects such as grief/loss, stress, resilience, conflict management, cultivating positive emotions, burnout prevention, compassion fatigue, and building high quality relationships
  • Maintain accurate, complete, and confidential record-keeping of clinical activity
  • Represent the Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience both within and outside the University through presentations, articles, and serving on task forces as needed
  • Maintain highest standards of confidentiality and adhere to relevant professional standards, ethics, and quality of care
  • This list is not indicative of all performed duties

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work, nursing (psych mental health), or related field with at least 4 years’ post-grad clinical experience in mental health and substance use disorders
  • Licensed in field of practice in the state of Michigan
  • Knowledge of organizational and consultative psychology and the ability to implement its applications
  • Experienced in mind-body interventions
  • Demonstrated skill in group facilitation
  • Demonstrated ability to mobilize resources, create synergy, and work trans-disciplinarily within an academic health system to promote and sustain a culture of safety and well-being
  • Knowledge of workplace disability and change management
  • Knowledge of national trends in healthcare, health and wellbeing, practices in mental health, substance use disorders, positive psychology, and ability to apply theories and mandates in practice
  • Knowledge of health inequities, social determinants of health and the specific health needs of vulnerable or at-risk populations
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, oral and written skills
  • Experience in public speaking

Desired Qualifications*


  • Ph.D. in clinical or counseling psychology
  • Experience working in an employee assistance program
  • Experience working in an academic health system
  • Experience in evidence-based strategies in high-risk environments
  • Experience in caregiver resilience

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.