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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.

Job Summary

The Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience in Michigan Medicine seeks a mental health counselor to be an integral part of Michigan Medicine’s commitment to the safety, health/well-being and fulfillment of all faculty and staff. The successful candidate will provide confidential short-term, evidence-based mental health counseling, consultation, crisis intervention, debriefing and outreach services that promote the well-being of all faculty and staff of Michigan Medicine.

The Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience is committed to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion across all areas of our work. We believe the diversity of people and perspectives enriches our group and the work we accomplish together as we strive toward our vision of well-being for all faculty and staff.

This is a full-time, 1-year term-limited position.


  • Provide short-term individual, couple, and group mental health counseling for Michigan Medicine faculty and staff and their immediate families.
  • Perform a broad range of clinical services using evidence-based therapeutic methods for resolution of psychological and/or work concerns, using assessment, conceptualization, and intervention.
  • Remain knowledgeable of current research and interventions to support health care professionals’ well-being, including factors associated with burnout, trauma, and stress in an academic health care environment.
  • Provide trauma-informed practices and initiatives that support well-being and support a culture of safety.
  • Be inclusive, equity-oriented, and diversity-aware. We seek a professional committed to working with people with all worldviews, while advocating for inclusion of all persons.
  • Provide mitigating interventions when critical incidents affect faculty, physicians, house officers, fellows and staff by providing immediate crisis management, follow-up, and post-incident services.
  • Develop connections and cooperative relationships for referral (internal and external), coordination of care and case management.
  • Identify educational needs, develop and deliver workshops, presentations and psychoeducational groups on subjects such as mental health in the workplace, stigma reduction in help-seeking behaviors, the stress continuum, workplace resilience, grief/loss, substance use disorders and compassion practices.
  • Provide preventive consultation and outreach services to faculty and staff on matters related to mental health, quality of life and well-being to help create positive cultures within the work environment.
  • Provide consultation to leaders addressing emergent and urgent risks and make recommendations for risk reduction, case management, referrals, and follow-up.
  • This list is not inclusive of all performed duties.

Required Qualifications*

  • Masters Degree or Ph.D./Psy.D. in a relevant social or behavioral science discipline (e.g. Counseling, Psychology, Social Work). Candidates must demonstrate relevant experience as a practicing mental health professional
  • Licensed to practice in the State of Michigan
  • Two to four years of experience with demonstrable skills in clinical mental health counseling
  • Multicultural knowledge, competency, experience, and training working with our diverse community
  • Experience with a wide spectrum of evidence-based clinical work from mental health assessment, conceptualization, to crisis managemen
  • Knowledge of national trends in mental health and well-being in academic health systems
  • Knowledge of organizational and consulting psychology and the ability to implement its applications
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, oral and written skills
  • Proficiency in use of telehealth services
  • Maintain the highest standards of confidentiality and adhere to relevant professional standards, ethics, and quality of care

Additional Information

Benefits at the University of Michigan

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Family medical leave

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.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.