This is full time (40-hour), position will serve patients who are seeking gender affirming surgery in our Comprehensive Gender Services Program which is now located at the Rachel Upjohn Building. 60% of this position is assessment and psychotherapy and currently the other 40% is social work services assessing and approving letters for gender affirming surgery using World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) criteria. Percentage of Psychotherapy versus letter approvals may change as this process is evolving and will move into our electronic medical record.
Duties will include providing direct billable clinical work in evaluating and treating adults with Gender Dysphoria, letter approvals, participation on a multi-disciplinary outpatient team, and participation in the education and training of students. Clinical population includes gender dysphoria, mood disorders, suicidal ideation and behaviors and other psychiatric needs.
Provider will need experience in gender assessments and have advanced evidence-based psychotherapy training comprising supervised clinical experience using this modality for 6 or more months. Although this position is primarily clinical, candidate 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 Comprehensive Gender Services Program team?
As a member of this team, you will play a vital role in providing psychiatric and gender evaluations and psychotherapy to patients with gender dysphoria, mood disorders, suicidal ideation and behaviors and other psychiatric needs.
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
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.
You will be responsible for:
- Providing direct billable clinical work including psychiatric and gender evaluations and psychotherapy to adult patients with mental disorders.
- Providing cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), and/or similar evidence-based short-term treatments
- Facilitate assessing and approving letters for gender affirming surgery using World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) criteria.
- Participation in the education and training of students and staff from social work and other disciplines.
- Current license (LMSW) to practice social work in the State of Michigan, with clinical certification.
- LLMSW’s will not be considered for this position.
- Applicants should have advanced CBT or IPT training comprising supervised clinical experience using this modality for 6 or more months.
- Applicants with full licensure and psychotherapy training, will be considered the most qualified.
- 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.
- Efficient, accurate psychiatric assessment skills and effective case presentation skills.
- Independent, sound decision-making is necessary for success in this position.
- Effective collaboration with a large multi-disciplinary team.
- Proficiency in keeping accurate and timely clinical records by computer.
This is full time, 40 hour/week position. Currently the schedule is flexible due to building hours of 7:30 – 7 Monday through Thursday and 7:30 – 5 on Friday. This position will require some evening hours, typically 1-2 days per week. Specific hours of operation may change when location changes.
This position is currently working out of a primary work site location, but this is a temporary site:
- Rachel Upjohn Building: 4250 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.
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
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