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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.

Mission Statement

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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings


Interview patients, school staff and request relevant school records
Provide feedback to multidisciplinary team on behaviors observed in classroom
Plan discharge by providing parents and receiving school personnel with the necessary information concerning the impact of the patient's medical condition on learning and social skill functioning
Provide recommendations to ensure appropriate education services in the receiving school
Facilitate relationship between the patient's parents and the school

Process patient care orders using the electronic orderins system (may be required in certain areas)
Provide written evaluation to school personnel when needed
Write daily progress notes and information in electronic system

Required Qualifications*

Master's degree in education or social work or a combination of education and experience is necessary

A minimum 3 year's of teaching experience

Registration, certification or licensure with the appropriate agencey is necessary

This classification requires Primary Source Verification

Desired Qualifications*

A minimum 3 year's of satisfactory special education teaching experience

Knowledge of the legal requirements and current interpretations of the Michigan Special Education Administrative Rules, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans Disability Act, particularly as they affect the due process rights of individuals with disabilities

Experience in administering and interpreting standardized educational tests

Work Schedule

This position consists of a 40 hour per week dual temporary appointment between the Inpatient Child Psychiatric Unit and the Child Life Department

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.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

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.  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.