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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 Senior Social Worker MSW to provide clinical care to adults at the University Psychological Clinic (Psych Clinic). 

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.   


Direct clinical practice (24 hours per week, and clinical supervision with social work trainees 2-4 hours per week). Apply evidence-based treatment protocols and interventions for individuals and groups. Expert in wellness-focused methods and mindfulness approaches (MBCT, MBSR, Self-Compassion). Supervision provided in individual and group format that is informed by current research. Clinical work and supervision with young adult to geriatric populations.

Clinically related administrative time (5 hours): MSW trainee recruitment,  program development, collaboration with UCLL, UCCF for social work training and services, also with UMHS, UHS, CAPS, School of Social Work 

Teaching/Supervision: supervision of social work fellow and one social work intern clinical observations. This includes 1 hour per week of individual supervision, 1 hour per week review of clinical writing, 1 hour per week attendance at the case conference.  Intern cases (unlicensed provider) will be 4 of the 24 required billable units per week. 

Participation in agency initiatives: 90 minute weekly staff meeting, weekly attendance at 60 min senior staff meetings, bimonthly attendance at MARI social work meetings, attendance at School of Social Work meetings as needed and other agency events. 

Required Qualifications*

This position will require a Master Level Social Worker (LMSW) licensed in the State of Michigan and have five or more years of experience in clinical practice and clinical supervision. The position requires a background in evidence-based practice, and psychotherapy integration that includes expertise in wellness-focused methods and group work and mindfulness approaches (MBCT, MBSR, Self-Compassion). Teaching/supervisory in affiliated health care or group practice experience is preferred. Position requires an adult clinical work experience working with young adult to geriatric populations. 

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. Todd Favoite, Director
University Psychological Clinic
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.