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Job Summary

This position will provide clinical support for the Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools (RAHS) Health Center at International Academy of Flint, a charter school for K-12th grade students.

Why Join the Department of Social Work RAHS team?

As a member of the Michigan Medicine Regional Alliance for Health Schools (RAHS) team, you will be an integral part of a multi-disciplinary clinic team and will play a vital role by providing evidence-based psychotherapies while fostering 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

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.


You will be responsible for:

  • Primary duties include mental health assessment and direct evidence-based psychotherapy (e.g., CBT, IPT, DBT, TF-CBT, ACT) with at-risk children, adolescents, and their families to facilitate an understanding and resolution of identified problems
  • Evaluating and recording progress with respect to treatment goals, and ongoing collaboration with the patient’s care team while drawing on social work experience and ongoing assessment of patient needs.
  • Participating in weekly social work 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.
  • Brief therapeutic interventions utilizing 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 for this position.
  • Facilitation of youth advisory council leadership development and activities.
  • Provision of referrals and follow-up to community resources as needed
  • Specialty consultation and networking with teacher’s/school staff
  • Provision of mental health education to the targeted population.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

  • A Master's degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.
  • A current license to practice social work in the State of Michigan.
  • LLMSWs will not be considered for this position.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Previous experience with medical and mental health social work.
  • Skill in quickly developing rapport and effective communication 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 a large multi-disciplinary team.
  • Proficiency in keeping accurate and timely clinical documentation using electronic health records.
  • Diagnostic experience using DSM-5.
  • Experience delivering evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions (e.g., CBT, PST, ACT, DBT, etc.) and familiarity with brief, structured interventions (e.g., Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation) along with a basic knowledge of psychopharmacology.

Work Schedule

This is full time, 40 hour/week position. The typical schedule is Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.  Some flexibility may be required.

Work Locations

  • RAHS Health Center located in International Academy of Flint, 2820 South Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48503.

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. Advancement through the Department of Social Work Career Ladder at the Expert or Clinical Scholar Level is required for placement in the MSW Senior Classification

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. 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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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