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How to Apply

Submit applications through the University of Michigan Careers website. 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. 

All applicants who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline is November 12, 2021.

Job Summary

The University Center for the Child and the Family (UCCF) at the University of Michigan is excited to offer a full-time, 12-month Post-MSW Fellowship. This is an advanced clinical training program beginning  February 1, 2022 and ending January 31, 2023 with an opportunity to extend the Fellowship for a second year. The mission of this Post-MSW training program is to advance practice competency, professionalism, and leadership in the field of clinical social work.

Who We Are

UCCF is a multidisciplinary, training-focused, child/adolescent/family outpatient center and has a senior staff of social workers and psychologists, along with trainees in both disciplines. We serve a diverse array of children and families and use a developmental, multicultural, and integrative clinical approach to case conceptualization, incorporating interpersonal, family systems, cognitive/behavioral, and biological/psychiatric elements. Services provided typically include individual, couples, family, and group modalities. UCCF is one of three centers that make up the Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI) at the University of Michigan.


The Social Work Fellow has an opportunity to advance and deepen clinical skills using a brief therapy model, as well as an opportunity to gain longer-term psychotherapy experience. The training program emphasizes evidence-based interventions. 

The supervisory staff at UCCF offer expertise in:

  • early childhood interventions 

  • cognitive-behavioral interventions for youth depression, anxiety, and trauma

  • Autism Spectrum disorders (ASD)

  • parent management training

  • emotion-regulation and mindfulness 

  • psychoeducational testing and school consultation

  • family therapy approaches

Social Work Fellows will gain supervised experience providing diagnostic assessments, brief psychotherapy, outreach, case management, and crisis intervention. 

Additional experiences in consultation and interdisciplinary collaboration, multicultural and diversity competencies, professional development, ethics, developing and facilitating groups, and leadership/administrative skills are also infused throughout the fellowship. 

Fully licensed clinical social workers will primarily supervise Social Work Fellows, with additional supervision provided by licensed psychologists. The Fellow will have opportunities to supervise social work students, engage in clinical teaching as a part of a training plan, and develop case conceptualization and clinical intervention skills, which tailor evidence-based clinical practice to individual youth and families with unique identities, histories, and experiences of the world. Issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion will addressed throughout the fellowship experience.   

Required Qualifications*

UCCF is interested in applicants who have direct clinical experience using evidence-based interventions with children across the developmental spectrum, families from diverse backgrounds, and telebehavioral health with children and families.

Eligible applicants must have satisfactorily completed an accredited Social Work Master’s Program, hold a Limited License in Social Work in the State of Michigan (LLMSW). A criminal background check must be cleared at the time of hire.

Additional Information

The Fellowship offers a stipend of $31,200. Comprehensive health care through University of Michigan is available, along with paid time off and professional development time.

Learn More About the Work We Do 

  • Visit the Get to Know MARI page to learn more about our Institute. The page was designed for recruiting trainees, but provides insights into our training approach, the people involved, our office, and life in Ann Arbor. 

  • Check out the 2020 MARI annual report to learn more about the depth and volume of services we provide, who our clients are, and more. 

About the University Center for the Child and Family (UCCF)

The University Center for the Child and Family (UCCF) is committed to helping children and families enjoy a happier life, more satisfying relationships, and increased success. UCCF is part of the Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI) at the University of Michigan. MARI provides high-quality, individualized mental health, neuropsychological testing, and language and literacy services to the community through its service centers, including UCCF, University Center for Language and Learning (UCLL), and University Psychological Clinic

MARI strives to create an inclusive and equitable environment for all clients, staff and trainees and is committed to continual improvement in all that we do. 

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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.


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