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Job Summary

We are seeking a candidate to fill the position of Clinical Research Therapist for HomeFront Strong, a grant-funded resiliency intervention program for military and veteran spouses.

HomeFront Strong is an 8-week group intervention for military/veteran spouses, grounded in evidence-based strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and dialectical behavior therapy. The Therapist will be responsible for co-leading HomeFront Strong group sessions with community providers at various sites throughout Michigan. The Therapist will also assist in training community providers in the HomeFront Strong model, and will provide support to community providers as they implement the intervention independently.  Additionally, the therapist will join the team in assessing, consenting, and enrolling participants into the program as needed.

If you want to make a difference for military and veteran families, then this is the job for you!  HomeFront Strong is one of a collection of programs dedicated to military/veteran mental health under the umbrella of M-SPAN (Military and Support Programs; www.m-span.org) in the Department of Psychiatry and Depression Center. The M-SPAN team is interdisciplinary, and includes representation from social work, psychology, psychiatry, public health, business, communication, and the military.

This position is funded by a Department of Defense grant awarded to Dr. Michelle Kees. This position will report to Jennifer Lamb, LMSW, MSCD.

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.

Responsibilities*

Clinical Research Therapist:

  • Co-lead the HomeFront Strong group intervention for military/veteran spouses with a community provider at community sites
  • Prepare materials for each of the HomeFront Strong sessions, complete session fidelity checklists, and update study databases
  • Conduct participant assessments (via phone) prior to and after program participation

Clinical Supervision and Coaching:

  • Receive coaching and supervision on the intervention model
  • Assist with coaching and mentorship to community providers as they implement HomeFront Strong independently
  • Assist with planning and leading community provider trainings

Community Outreach and Recruitment:

  • Periodically assist with recruitment of participants into HomeFront Strong by attending military/veteran-related events and presenting about the program

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or a similar discipline with 4-5 years of recent experience in the field
  • Recent experience providing mental health therapy, including as a lead or co-lead of group therapy sessions with adults
  • Past training and clinical experience in providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present to small and large groups
  • Highly organized, with strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task within deadlines
  • Openness to supervision and coaching on a manualized curriculum
  • High level of professionalism, with a warm, engaging, and outgoing style
  • Self-starter who can work independently, and can also collaborate with a team
  • Fully proficient in PowerPoint, Excel and other Microsoft Office tools

Desired Qualifications*

  • Prefer full licensure in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or a similar discipline
  • Personal or professional experience with military/veteran populations
  • Experience providing clinical supervision to other clinicians or trainees
  • Experience leading or co-leading training seminars or other adult teaching activities
  • Experience working with clinical research projects
  • Previous training or experience in Positive Psychology and/or Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Work Schedule

This position is full-time, 40 hours/week.  Hours are typically 9:00-5:00, Monday-Friday, with flexible scheduling to allow for evening HomeFront Strong groups.  1-2 groups are generally offered at a time, in 8-week cycles, and scheduled from 5:30-7:30.

Work Locations

This position is located at the M-SPAN offices in Ann Arbor (2025 Traverwood), with some reimbursable travel to community sites.

Additional Information

In addition to a resume and references, candidates are asked to submit a cover letter that describes any of their past experiences with group therapy; manualized therapy; supervision of other clinicians; leading training sessions or other teaching; cognitive behavioral therapy; clinical research studies; and involvement with military/veteran populations.

Contact:
Jennifer Lamb
lambjm@med.umich.edu

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Background Screening

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

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.