Why Join the Department of Social Work Ambulatory team?
As a member of this team, you will play a vital role in providing case management, mental health assessment and short-term evidence-based psychotherapies for children, adolescents, and perinatal patients seen in a fast-paced primary care and obstetrics and gynecology clinic. This position will work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary medical team(s) (pediatrics, OBGYN, and perinatal psychiatry) to identify and treat those patients who may benefit from psychotherapy to improve coping strategies and improve overall level of functioning. This includes coordinating a satellite integrated perinatal psychiatry clinic. Program development opportunities to provide innovative patient care (e.g., new support or treatment groups) also exist. 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? (standard section, do not edit)
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:
Providing biopsychosocial assessment, diagnosis, and short-term evidence-based psychotherapies to address mental health concerns.
Reviewing records, diagnostic assessment, symptom monitoring, care management and care coordination, 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 perinatal psychiatry clinic
Working directly with patients both face-to-face and by phone contacts.
Brief therapeutic interventions drawing on evidence-based psychotherapies, 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) additional duties of (in) this position.
A Master's degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education. LLMSW candidates will not be considered for this position.
A current license to practice social work in the State of Michigan.
Experience with evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions (e.g., CBT, PST, ACT, DBT) and familiarity with brief, structured interventions (e.g., Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation) along with a basic knowledge of psychopharmacology.
Mental health treatment experience with adjustment issues, anxiety and depression, substance use, intimate partner violence, pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, and pregnancy loss
Experience in psychotherapy with pregnant and postpartum women is highly desirable.
Experience facilitating groups
Minimum of 2 to 4 years of experience in providing billable social work services in an out-patient setting is preferable
Working knowledge of the DSM and experience with biopsychosocial assessment, psychiatric diagnosis, individual and family psychotherapy, group work and knowledge of community programs and resources
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.
This is a part time, 24 hour/week position. The typical schedule is Wednesday-Friday with start and end times 8:00-4:30 or 8:30-5:00.
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
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.
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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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