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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

The Department of Otolaryngology and Kellogg Eye Center will share a 20-hour per week social worker to provide clinical services to adult and pediatric patients in their respective clinics.   The job will include providing psychosocial assessments, short-term evidence-based behavioral health interventions in a health care setting, patient education, family interventions, crisis intervention and safety planning, grief counseling, referrals to community resources and some provision of tangibles.

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.

Why Work at Michigan?

At Michigan Medicine, Social Workers provide bio-psychosocial assessments, evidence-based psychotherapies, and case management services for patients of varying ages with medical and/or psychiatric diagnoses. You will join multidisciplinary teams that provide state of the art patient care in both Kellogg and Oto Departments specialty care clinics.  Working for Michigan Medicine will provide the opportunity for you to advance and develop your career by assisting patients with high-level therapeutic interventions.

What perks and benefits can you look forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings
  • Generous PTO program
  • Continued education allowance
  • Teaching and mentorship opportunities


  • Completion of accurate assessments in a variety of situations including crisis intervention, safety planning, grief counseling, and community referrals
  • Collaborative relationships with multidisciplinary team members for patient care coordination
  • Provision of short-term psychotherapy using evidence-based practice models
  • Provision of referrals and follow-up to community resources as needed
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and precise, timely documentation
  • Independent decision-making skills and prioritization of multiple, competing tasks
  • Participation in team and department meetings
  • Working individually or reciprocally to meet tangible and concrete needs.
  • Patient advocacy as needed
  • Provide optimal clinical practice skills for patients of all ages

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree (MSW) in social work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education
  • Current clinic license (LMSW) to practice social work in the State of Michigan, with clinical certification
  • LLMSWs will not be considered for this position
  • Significant experience with behavioral health and medical social work
  • Experience with Motivational Interviewing and delivering evidence-based psychotherapies such as CBT, ACT, DBT, IPT, TF-CBT, etc.
  • Must be flexible and adaptive to work within multiple teams of clinics housed in two buildings
  • Capable of making effective, independent judgment calls in a variety of demanding situations

Work Schedule

This is a 20 hour per week (0.50 FTE) position, with 12 hours per week spent in Otolaryngology and 8 hours per week spent at Kellogg Eye Center.  Specific days and hours will be arranged with the leadership of both clinics.  Some scheduling flexibility may be required, but this job does not require evening or weekend hours.

Work Locations

Taubman Center Department of Otolaryngology, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Kellogg Eye Center, 1000 Wall Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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. 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.

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.