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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 include 1) your specific interest in the position; 2) your skills and experience that directly relate to this position; and 3) your approach to understanding the perspectives of colleagues and community partners from different backgrounds and different cultural viewpoints.

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, Research Area Specialist Senior.

The mission of TRAILS ( is to provide access to evidence-based mental health services for all students in schools. TRAILS partners with a wide variety of community stakeholders throughout Michigan to build capacity within K-12 schools so that their students affected by mental illnesses and mental health challenges are best supported. TRAILS provides clinical resources, training, and implementation support to school and community mental health professionals with the aim of improving student health and social and educational outcomes, as well as, promoting health and healthcare equity. TRAILS has a particular focus with partnering with under-resourced communities with elevated Medicaid enrollment.  We partner with Intermediate School Districts (ISDs) across the state of Michigan, with our largest collaboration occurring with the Detroit Public Schools Community District.

The Clinical Consultant will work closely with the 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 (, and the Clinical Consultant will be expected to attain familiarity with and proficiency in all program-related resources.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I)
Learning and working in environments designed for diversity, equity and inclusivity are necessary for TRAILS to address the vast inequities in access to evidence-based mental health care for young people of color.  In addition to collaborating with faculty and staff on projects that explicitly focus on DE&I, TRAILS uses inclusive design and implementation processes in all of our work. Individuals from groups historically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit our website:


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 cognitive behavioral therapy (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, Clinical 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-12 implementation, social and emotional learning (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-12 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.
  • Graduation from a college or university with a Master's degree in a related field (social work, public health, or related field)
  • Five (5) to 8 years of extensive work experience in research or related fields (e.g., LLMSW, MPH).
  • 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.
  • Must have a professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • 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.

Desired Qualifications*

  • PhD, PsyD, or similar desired
  • Familiarity with existing Social and Emotional Learning frameworks is highly desired.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and community-based mental health professionals.
  • Punctuality.
  • 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

Work Locations

Ann Arbor Campus
NCRC Building 520

Additional Information

This is not a remote position, however, due to COVID-19, the responsibilities of this role will be performed remotely until notified.

Excellent benefits are available, for details, see

The salary for this position will be based upon the selected candidate’s education and experience. The salary range for this position is $56,210 - $89,940

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.

Decision Making Process

Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.


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U-M EEO/AA Statement

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