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Job Summary

Why Join the Department of Social Work Ambulatory Care team?

As a member of this team, you will play a vital role specific to the Behavioral Health Collaborative Care program. BHCC is an integrated care model which aims to improve behavioral healthcare access for patients with depression, anxiety and other common mental health diagnoses. This program emphasizes mental health as an important component of overall health and wellness and is an integral part of the primary care medical home.  This position will be half time (50%) supervisory and half time (50%) clinical and will report to the Ambulatory Care social work manager.

The Department of Social Work strives to foster an environment of respect, diversity and inclusion; a place where every person feels valued and can thrive. 

What Perks and Benefits Can You Look Forward to?

  • 2:1 match on retirement savings
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage starting on day one of employment
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid holidays
  • Financial support for continuing education and certifications

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System 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.

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*

You will be responsible for:

  • Provide clinical supervision and case consultation to the BHCC MSW staff.
  • Personnel management tasks: hiring assistance, orientation, onboarding, mentorship, coaching, and performance evaluations
  • Participate in projects and initiatives as assigned by Social Work and Ambulatory Care Services leadership
  • Day to day administrative duties as assigned by the Ambulatory Care Manager
  • Assist with program development, maintenance and accountability.
  • Data / program evaluation
  • Review records, diagnostic assessment, symptom monitoring, care management and care coordination, evaluating and recording progress with respect to treatment goals, and ongoing collaboration with the patient’s medical home team while drawing on social work experience and ongoing assessment of patient needs.
  • Provide brief therapeutic interventions drawing on evidence-based psychotherapies, psychoeducation, safety planning, assisting family members in understanding and supporting the patient, grief counseling, and referrals to community resources are some of the (skills needed) additional duties of (in) this position.
  • Participate in weekly psychiatric case consultation. This will require preparation, accurate and up-to-date patient registry and records maintenance, and the ability to make case presentations accurately and concisely.
  • Work directly with patients both face-to-face and by phone contacts. You'll contact a vast majority of your patients by phone.

Required Qualifications*

  • A Master's degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.
  • A current license (LMSW) to practice social work in the State of Michigan. LLMSW’s will not be considered.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Previous social work supervisory experience
  • Experience with evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions (e.g., CBT, PST, ACT, DBT) and familiarity with brief, structured interventions (e.g., Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation) along with a basic knowledge of psychopharmacology.
  • Previous experience with medical and mental health social work.
  • Formal diversity, equity and inclusion training – specifically as it relates to leadership and HR management
  • Skilled in developing rapport and effectively communicating with a diverse patient population.
  • Efficient, accurate assessment of patient needs and effective case dispositions.
  • Effective organizational skills, flexibility, self-motivation, the ability to effectively prioritize multiple competing tasks in a dynamic medical clinic.
  • Independent, sound decision-making is necessary for success in this position.
  • Effective collaboration with large interdisciplinary teams.
  • Proficiency in keeping accurate and timely clinical records by computer.

Work Schedule

This is full time, 40 hour/week position. The typical schedule is Monday-Friday with start and end times 8:00-4:30 or 8:30-5:00.

Work Locations

Primary office will be at 2600 Green Rd Ann Arbor, MI. This position will require travel to multiple Michigan Medicine primary care sites across Southeast Michigan.

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 any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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