These positions will provide collaborative behavioral health care management services for Michigan Medicine primary care clinic patients at the Northville Health Center, Brighton Health Center, and West Ann Arbor-Parkland Plaza clinics have open positions.
Why Join the Department of Social Work Ambulatory Care team?
As a member of this team, you will play a vital role in providing collaborative behavioral health care management services at one or more Michigan Medicine primary care clinics. You will work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team that fosters 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
You will be responsible for:
Reviewing patient records, diagnostic assessment, symptom monitoring, care management and care coordination activities, evaluating and recording progress with respect to treatment goals, and ongoing collaboration with the patient’s medical home team while drawing on social work experience and ongoing assessment of patient needs.
Participating in weekly psychiatric case consultation. This will require preparation, accurate and up-to-date patient registry and records maintenance, and the ability to make case presentations accurately and concisely.
Working directly with patients both face-to-face and by phone. The vast majority of your patient contacts will be made by phone.
Brief therapeutic interventions drawing on evidence-based therapy models, 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.
Provision of referrals and follow-up to community resources as needed
A Master's degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.
A current LMSW license to practice social work in the State of Michigan. LLMSWs will not be considered for these positions.
Previous experience with medical and mental health social work.
Skilled in developing rapport and effectively communicating 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 in a dynamic medical clinic.
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.
Experience with DSM 5 and a basic knowledge of depression and anxiety psychopharmacology.
Brighton, Northville, and West Ann Arbor-Parkland Plaza Health Center position appointments are yet to be determined. The minimum appointment at each of these clinics will be half-time, 20 hours/week (0.50 FTE). It may be possible to combine two half-time positions to create a full-time 40 hours/week (1.0 FTE) position. Workdays and hours will be determined with the clinic leadership.
This position may be filled 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.
Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.
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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.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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