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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 Michigan Medicine Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience seeks a Faculty and Staff Counselor to join Michigan Medicine in its priority to improve the work life and well-being of all faculty and staff and the organization. This individual will provide psychological care in the form of short-term counseling, coaching, consultation, and debriefing services. The individual filling this role will collaborate with other well-being programs and partners in providing best practices and evidence-based interventions that support a culture that prioritizes well-being and inspires engagement.

University Human Resources seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

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.


  • Short-term individual and couples counseling
  • Facilitate support groups or psycho-educational groups
  • Perform a broad range of clinical services using evidence-based therapeutic methods for resolution of psychological and/or occupational problems using assessment, evaluation, diagnosis, and intervention
  • Establish linkages and provide referrals to appropriate campus, community, and other resources
  • Identify educational needs, develop and deliver workshops, classes, and presentations on subjects such as psychological health, grief/loss, stress, resilience, cultivating positive emotions, self-compassion, burnout prevention, compassion fatigue, and building high-quality relationships
  • Deliver proactive psycho-educational outreach and consultation services to faculty and staff on matters related to mental health and well-being
  • Develop connections and collaborative relationships within the academic healthcare environment to promote positive workplace cultures
  • Provide consultation to directors, leaders, managers, supervisors, and chairs to assess emergent and urgent situations and make recommendations for solutions, case management, referral and follow-up
  • Provide mitigating interventions when critical incidences affect faculty and staff of Michigan Medicine by providing immediate crisis management, debriefing, and trauma-informed services
  • Maintain accurate, complete, and confidential record-keeping of clinical activity
  • Represent the Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience both within and outside the University through presentations, articles, and serving on task forces as needed
  • Maintain highest standards of confidentiality and adhere to relevant professional standards, ethics, and quality of care
  • This list is not indicative of all performed duties

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree or doctoral degree in mental health counseling, psychology, social work, or related field with at least 4 years’ post-graduate clinical experience
  • Licensed or license-eligible in field of practice in the state of Michigan
  • Experience in utilizing a range of empirically supported brief counseling interventions
  • Experience in development and facilitation of groups

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience working in an employee assistance program and/or academic health system
  • Experience in the development and implementation of well-being and resilience programs tailored to clinician well-being
  • Experience in public speaking
  • Demonstrated ability to mobilize resources, create synergy, and work trans-disciplinarily within an organization to promote and sustain a culture of safety and well-being
  • Knowledge of national trends in health care, health and well-being, practices in mental health, substance use disorders, positive psychology, and ability to apply theories and mandates in practice
  • Knowledge of organizational and consultative psychology and the ability to implement its applications in a health care system
  • Demonstrated skill in culturally competent clinical and programming services that serve our diverse community
  • Knowledge of health inequities, social determinants of health, and the specific health needs of vulnerable or at-risk populations

The hiring team will evaluate candidates on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated competency and expertise in evidence-based clinical services
  • Demonstrated competency and expertise with, or interest in developing an expertise with, the mental and emotional well-being of academic medicine faculty and staff, with a focus on the organizational context
  • Demonstrated multicultural competency/work with diversity and difference in current professional role

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System 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.

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.