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Job Summary

Why Join the Department of Social Work Specialty Care team?

The Cardiovascular Center social worker plays a vital role in providing specialized psychosocial support for patients receiving cardiac care. This clinical social worker will partner with various teams to provide inclusive, collaborative care for patients with complex medical and/or mental health needs. You will be coordinating care with multidisciplinary teams to optimize patient care and outcomes. This position will offer psychotherapeutic interventions as well as case management services. Social work is critical to multiple patient care initiatives and programs including but not limited to: peer mentoring groups, support groups, and patient education.

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.


You will be responsible for:

  • Completion of accurate assessments in a variety of situations
  • Collaborative relationships with multidisciplinary team members for patient care coordination
  • Provision of referrals and follow-up to community resources as needed
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and precise, timely documentation
  • Independent decision-making skills and prioritization of multiple, competing tasks
  • Participation in team and department meetings
  • Working individually or reciprocally to meet tangible and concrete needs.
  • Patient advocacy as needed
  • Provide optimal clinical practice skills, including some provision of short-term psychotherapy using evidence-based practice models, for adult patients
  • Partner on the peer mentoring programs and patient education initiatives
  • Offer support groups as needed

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree (MSW) in social work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education
  • Current clinic license (LMSW) to practice social work in the State of Michigan, with clinical certification
  • LLMSWs will not be considered for this position

Desired Qualifications*

  • Capable of making effective, independent judgment calls in a variety of demanding situations
  • Must be flexible, adaptive, and able to prioritize competing demands in a fast-paced environment
  • Significant experience with medical social work, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma informed care, and experience delivering brief therapeutic interventions drawing on evidence-based psychotherapy models

Work Schedule

This is a 32 hour/week position. Due to patient care needs, availability five days a week is required. There is flexibility on which two days are half day.  

Work Locations

Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center

1425 E Ann St

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Underfill Statement

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

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidate 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.