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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

Three full time (40 hour positions) for Clinical Social Workers in the Department of Psychiatry, in Child and Adolescent Ambulatory Psychiatry at the Rachel Upjohn Building. These appointments are full time clinical position.  Duties will include providing direct billable clinical work in evaluating and treating child/adolescent psychiatric disorders, participation on a multi-disciplinary outpatient team, and participation in the education and training of students. Clinical population includes youth ages 0 – 18 with disruptive behavior disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and/or autism spectrum disorders.  One of these positions will include providing treatment to patients (and their parents) in our Infant and Early Childhood Clinic. 



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 clinical licensure to practice social work in the State of Michigan. 


Excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience with crisis intervention, excellent psychosocial assessment skills, the ability to establish therapeutic relationships quickly and to relate well to diverse patients and their families is required.  Proficiency in maintaining accurate and timely clinical documentation using electronic health records, exercise of independent decision-making, team meeting participation, 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.

Desired Qualifications*

The ideal candidate will have a strong mental health background as well as medical social work experience.  The ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manage a large caseload with multiple competing demands, and knowledge of local, regional and national resources is desirable. Applicants should have advanced evidence based psychotherapy training comprising of supervised clinical experience using this modality for 6 or more months.  Applicants with full licensure, psychotherapy training, and semi-structured instrument reliability  will be considered the most qualified.  Although this position is primarily clinical, applicants should have the knowledge base and experience to participate in the education and training of students and staff from social work and other disciplines.   Certification by the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) is a plus.   

Work Schedule

This is a 40-hour (1.0 FTE) weekday position. Some flexibility may be required.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

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.