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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your CV. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. 

Job Summary

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN MARY A. RACKHAM INSTITUTE is recruiting Social Worker to provide clinical care to children and families at the University Center for the Child and Family (UCCF). 

The primary mission of the Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI) is to serve the university and broader community with compassionate, science-based services for mental health, language, and literacy concerns and to provide outstanding training and education. It is a unique facility at the University with psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, speech therapists, and reading specialists providing collaborative diagnostic services and treatment. MARI’s nationally and internationally respected clinical, research, and training programs draw people from around the globe. U-M is considered one of the foremost research universities in the United States, with world renowned comprehensive graduate and undergraduate programs.   


Clinical Work (26 billable hours per week= 65% effort) includes provision of mental health services to children, adolescents, parents, and families.  Services may include intake appointments, diagnostic evaluations, and psychotherapy for a range of presenting concerns common among youth and families. 

Clinically related administrative time  (8 hours per week = 20% effort) includes writing progress notes, writing clinical reports, collateral contacts, corresponding with clinic administrative team about patient care matters. 

 Teaching/Supervision ( 4 hours per week= 10% effort) Supervision of one social work intern to include 1  hour per week of individual supervision, 1 hour per week review of clinical writing, 1 hour per week attendance at the case conference.  Social Work intern cases (unlicensed provider) will be 2-3 of the 26 required billable units per week. 

Participation in agency initiatives (2 hours per week= 5% effort) 30 minute weekly staff meeting, bi-monthly attendance at senior staff meetings, bimonthly attendance at agency social work meetings, attendance at other agency events.

Required Qualifications*

Master's degree in social work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education is necessary. Must have current LMSW license to practice social work in the State of Michigan; demonstrated training and clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and families;  teaching/supervisory experience preferred; experience working with higher risk youth is preferred. 

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Contact Information

Dr. Cynthia Ewell Foster, Director
University Center for the Child and Family
University of Michigan
500 E. Washington, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48104  

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.