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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.



Provide social work leadership including clinical supervision, case consultation, program management and personnel management to promote and support excellent social work services to patients and their families in clinical areas as assigned.  Assure compliance with regulatory agencies, University and Health System policies and procedures.  Exercise considerable independent decision-making authority and expertise specific to an assigned area.  Recruit, select, hire, orient and train, and evaluate staff in assigned areas. Primary activities and decision making authority are predominantly performed independently. Participate in and contribute to projects and initiatives of the departmental leadership group, including coverage for colleagues, and off-hours administrative on-call coverage for support of staff working non-conventional hours.

Supervisors will ensure that the Department of Social Work is a place where every person feels valued and can thrive.  Foster an environment of respect, champion diversity and inclusion, and consistently work to diversify social work staff. 


  • Post positions, review resumes, interview candidates, select and hire, orient and train new staff.
  • Provide clinical consultation to staff, as well as administrative and clinical supervision.
  • Assume responsibility for difficult and complex cases based on experience or area of expertise as needed.
  • Provide specialty consultation to other health care staff.
  • Participate as a member of an inter- and intra-disciplinary team, including problem solving, program planning, clinical care planning, and quality improvement.
  • May provide direct patient care services



General supervision is received from Social Work Manager.



Functional and administrative supervision, orientation and mentorship are provided for Clinical Social Workers - MSW and Senior MSW Social Workers.

Required Qualifications*


  • A Master's degree in social work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education is necessary.
  • Considerable experience of professional social work is necessary.
  • Current licensure (LMSW) to practice Social Work in the State of Michigan is required.  Licensure will be verified via PSV by department administration.

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.