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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 Psychiatry within the University of Michigan Medical School is seeking an experienced, energetic, highly motivated, and organized individual to join a growing research and program development team with the TRAILS Program (Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students) as a Clinical Consultant.

The Clinical Consultant will work closely with the principal investigator and project team staff to provide consultation support to community mental health providers statewide who will be participating in a training program to learn Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness skills. Materials to support all aspects of this training program will be available to both trainees and consultants via the TRAILS website (www.TRAILStoWellness.org), and Consultants will be expected to attain familiarity with and proficiency in all program-related resources. This position will serve as a primary interface between the study team and the clinical sites, and will need to maintain positive and cooperative relationships in day-to-day interactions with investigators and community partners.

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*

The Clinical Consultant will primarily provide clinical case consultation to community based mental health providers as a part of TRAILS coach training. Clinical Consultants must have extensive expertise in CBT delivery to help participating providers practice and learn the CBT skills associated with the project. Consultants will provide consultation; and regular contact with that provider will be expected via phone, email, and teleconference. Consultation will entail review of clinical tools and resources, discussion of upcoming treatment sessions, role-play practice of specific treatment skills, telemedicine attendance at a subset of treatment sessions, and feedback to providers regarding their delivery of CBT or Mindfulness techniques.

When not providing consultation, consultants will support the ongoing revision and adaptation of current clinical materials and the development of new clinical materials, including adapting the TRAILS model for K-8 implementation, SEL development, and web-delivered CBT development. The Clinical Consultant will work with other TRAILS team members to accomplish the following priority program objectives: (1) develop clinical materials for students in grades K-8 and their building staff; (2) develop resources to support classroom-delivered brief lessons on Social Emotional Learning; (3) design and draft clinical materials to be implemented in a developing web-delivered CBT platform; and (4) develop family engagement materials.

This position will report to the TRAILS Clinical Supervisor.

Required Qualifications*

  • Extensive knowledge of CBT is essential.
  • Highly motivated, organized, autonomous person with excellent multi-tasking ability and record-keeping skills.
  • Must have a strong attention to detail with the ability to function in a team environment.
  • Preference will be given to those candidates with a background in community partnered activities, health services, and those that have extensive experience working with children, youth, or young adults in clinical settings.
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication skills is essential as is the ability to manage time and work efficiently and effectively.
  • Graduation from a college or university with a Master's degree in a related field; extensive work experience in research or related fields.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Familiarity with existing Social and Emotional Learning frameworks is highly desired
  • Professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and community-based mental health professionals
  • Punctuality; and ability to demonstrate flexibility within an evolving community participatory research project
  • Research experience and experience with data management and analysis is preferred

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

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.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

E-Verify

The University of Michigan participates with the federal EVerify system.  Individuals hired into positions that are funded by a federal contract with the FAR EVerify clause must have their identity and work eligibility confirmed by the EVerify system.  This position is identified as a position that may include the EVerify requirement.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.