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Job Summary

This appointment is a 32-hour primary clinical position that involves participation on a multi-disciplinary team, with clinical responsibilities to provide direct billable clinical work in evaluating and treating child/adolescent mood, behavioral and/or anxiety disorders. Clinical population includes primary focus on youth ages 5-21 with disruptive behavior disorders, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders.  Applicants should have advanced CBT or IPT training comprising supervised clinical experience using this modality for 6 or more months.  Applicants with full licensure, psychotherapy training, and semi-structured instrument reliability will be considered the most qualified.  Applicants with comfort, knowledge and experience using telehealth/virtual visits will be necessary.  Although this position is primarily clinical, applicants should have the knowledge base and experience to participate in the education and training of students and staff from social work and other disciplines. 


Why Join the Department of Social Work Regional Alliance for Health Schools (RAHS) team?

As a member of the Michigan Medicine Regional Alliance for Health Schools (RAHS) team, you will play a vital role by providing evidence-based psychotherapies and clinical support in the school setting while fostering 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:

  • Primary duties include mental health assessment and direct evidence-based psychotherapy (e.g., CBT, IPT) with at-risk youth primarily 5-21 and their families to facilitate an understanding and resolution of identified problems.
  • Evaluating and recording progress with respect to treatment goals, and ongoing collaboration with the patient’s care team while drawing on social work experience and ongoing assessment of patient needs.
  • Participating in weekly social work case consultation. This will require preparation, accurate and up-to-date records maintenance, and the ability to make case presentations accurately and concisely.
  • Brief therapeutic interventions utilizing evidence-based psychotherapies, psychoeducation, safety planning, assisting family members in understanding and supporting the patient, grief counseling, and referrals to community resources are some of the skills needed for this position.
  • Specialty consultation and networking with teachers and school staff.
  • Provision of mental health education to the targeted population.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

  • A Master's degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.
  • A current license to practice social work in the State of Michigan.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Previous clinical social work experience, including group and individual psychotherapy, with children and their families.
  • Skill in quickly developing rapport and effective communication with a diverse patient population.
  • Efficient, accurate assessment of patient needs and effective case dispositions.
  • Effective organizational skills, flexibility, self-motivation, the ability to effectively prioritize multiple competing tasks.
  • Independent, sound decision-making is necessary for success in this position.
  • Effective collaboration with school staff while maintaining patient confidentiality.
  • Proficiency in keeping accurate and timely clinical documentation using electronic health records.
  • Diagnostic experience using DSM-5.
  • Experience delivering evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions (e.g., CBT, IPT, etc.) and familiarity with brief, structured interventions (e.g., Motivational Interviewing).

Work Schedule

This is a 32 hour/week position. The days/hours of the clinic are as follows –

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - 7:30am-3:45pm

Wednesday - 7:30-11:30am

Friday - 7:30am-2:30pm

Some flexibility may be required.

Work Locations

This position will work out of a primary work site location:

International Academy of Flint

2820 S. Saginaw Street

Flint, MI 48503


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.