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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

This is a newly created 40-hour (1.0 FTE) position in the Social Work Ambulatory Care Department at Domino’s Farms Allergy Clinic, providing direct patient care and care coordination for pediatric and adult patients.  This position is funded by a gift donation that is anticipated to support the position for two to three years.  At this time, this is not a permanent position; when the gift fund is exhausted the job is currently scheduled to end.  The hope is that the job will become a permanent position, but there is no guarantee.

The target population is Allergy Clinic adult and pediatric patients and their families who have anxiety or adjustment disorders that interfere with their medical treatment and quality of life.  There will be a special focus on working with patients with food allergy. Job duties include provision of psychosocial assessments for pediatric and adult patients, crisis intervention, brief evidence-based mental health interventions with individuals and families, facilitation of pediatric and adult groups, referrals to community resources and some provision of tangibles.  Additional day-to-day activities may include performing co-visits with clinic providers, completing risk assessments and safety planning, addressing a variety of adjustment issues, and engaging with patients in the office and by phone.

Required Qualifications*

Qualified candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work education as well as current and full clinical licensure (LMSW) to practice social work in the State of Michigan.   LLMSWs will not be considered for this position.  Experience working with pediatric patients, their families, and with adults is necessary.  Significant experience with diagnosing and treating anxiety and other mood disorders is required.  Experience delivering cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure therapy are required.  Excellent psychosocial assessment skills with children, adolescents and adults, and the ability to establish therapeutic relationships quickly and to relate well to a diverse population are necessary.  Experience with crisis intervention, group facilitation, and in delivering brief evidence-based psychotherapy is required.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills, proficiency in computer use and experience with electronic health records, maintaining accurate and timely clinical records, exercising independent decision-making, participation in team meetings, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to effectively prioritize multiple competing tasks are necessary.  This position requires flexibility, accessibility within the clinic, the ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team, and the ability to work independently in a variety of demanding situations.  It is essential to be able to work in a fast-paced environment and manage a large caseload with multiple competing demands.

Desired Qualifications*

The ideal candidate will have both medical and mental health social work experience and experience or interest in learning about the impact of allergy in the lives of patients and families.  Interest in research and/or publishing academic work is desirable.  Certification by the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) is a plus

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday (40 hours, 1.0 FTE).  Specific hours will be determined with clinic leadership.  Some flexibility will be required to accommodate the provision of groups for patients and/or early evening clinic hours. 

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. Advancement through the career ladder at the Expert or Clinical Scholar Level is required for placement in the MSW Senior Classification

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.