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Job Summary

University of Michigan Health & Well-Being Services has an opportunity for a Faculty & Staff Counselor within the Michigan Medicine Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience. This position will join Michigan Medicine in its commitment to the safety, health/well-being and fulfillment of all faculty and staff and their immediate families within Michigan Medicine.

The Faculty & Staff Counselor position will provide short-term, confidential mental health counseling, consultation, crisis intervention, debriefing and resource identification and referral services to improve the well-being of the Michigan Medicine community.

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.


  • Provide short-term psychological, clinical services in the form of individual, couple, and group counseling for Michigan Medicine faculty, staff and their families.

  • 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

  • Remain knowledgeable of current research and interventions to support health care professionals’ well-being including factors associated with burnout, trauma and stress in an academic healthcare environment

  • Manage short-term, complex clinical cases involving concerns related to safety (suicidal/homicidal ideation/behavior or self-harm), substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorders, stress injuries, grief/loss, couples/marital issues, trauma, work/life integration, well-being and prevention

  • Provide consultation and crisis intervention to leaders, addressing emergent and urgent risks and make recommendations for risk reduction, case management, referral and follow-up

  • Establish linkages and provide referrals to appropriate campus, community, and other resources based on benefit coverage while advocating with treatment and service providers, as needed

  • Develop connections and collaborative relationships for referral (internal and external), coordination of care and case management.

  • Provide trauma-informed practices and initiatives that support clinician well-being and support a culture of safety

  • Deliver preventive outreach and proactive psycho-educational outreach and consultation services to faculty and staff on matters related to mental health, stress injuries, trauma and well-being within a health care community

  • Provide mitigating interventions within the clinical environment when critical incidences affect faculty and staff of Michigan Medicine by providing immediate crisis management, debriefing, follow-up, and post-ventilation services

  • Facilitate support groups or psycho-educational groups, as needed

  • Maintain accurate, complete, and confidential record-keeping of clinical activity

  • Represent the Office of Counseling & 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 degree in clinical social work; DNP in psychiatric mental health nursing or PhD degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an A.P.A. accredited program, or a related field is required 
  • Licensed in field of practice in the state of Michigan
  • Considerable knowledge and demonstrated clinical experience with at least four years of experience in mental health and substance use disorders 
  • Knowledge of health inequities, social determinants of health and the specific health needs of vulnerable or at-risk populations
  • Knowledge of organizational and consultative psychology and the ability to implement applications
  • Experience in utilizing a range of empirically supported brief counseling interventions
  • Experience in development and facilitation of groups
  • Demonstrated ability to mobilize resources, create synergy, and work trans-disciplinarily within an academic health system to promote and sustain a culture of safety and well-being
  • Knowledge of national trends in healthcare, health and wellbeing, practices in mental health, substance use disorders, positive psychology, and ability to apply theories and mandates in practice
  • Knowledge and understanding of employee assistance policies, procedures, regulation, and laws regarding human resource management, fitness for duty, disability management, worker’s compensation, ADA, employment law, and mandated reporting responsibilities/requirements
  • Ability to be flexible in scheduling to meet the needs of a fast-paced 24-hour clinical environment

Desired Qualifications*

  • PhD degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an A.P.A. accredited program, or a related field is desired
  • Experience working in an internal employee assistance program and/or academic health system
  • Experience in evidence-based strategies in high-risk environments including experience in caregiver resilience

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.