This newly created position will provide clinical support for the Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools (RAHS) Mental Health Hub at Bishop Elementary School within the Lincoln Consolidated School District in Ypsilanti. This location will not house a full RAHS Clinic. The social worker and a mental health clerk will staff this site.
Why Join the Department of Social Work RAHS team?
As a member of the Michigan Medicine Regional Alliance for Health Schools (RAHS) team, you will play a vital role by providing evidence-based psychotherapies and clinical support in the school setting while fostering 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:
Primary duties include mental health assessment and direct evidence-based psychotherapy (e.g., CBT, IPT, DBT, TF-CBT, ACT) with at-risk children (grades K-5) and their families to facilitate an understanding and resolution of identified problems.
Evaluating and recording progress with respect to treatment goals, and ongoing collaboration with the patient’s care team while drawing on social work experience and ongoing assessment of patient needs.
Participating in weekly social work case consultation. This will require preparation, accurate and up-to-date records maintenance, and the ability to make case presentations accurately and concisely.
Brief therapeutic interventions utilizing 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 for this position.
Specialty consultation and networking with teachers/school staff.
Provision of mental health education to the targeted population.
Additional duties as assigned.
A Master's degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.
A current license to practice social work in the State of Michigan.
LLMSWs will not be considered for this position.
Previous clinical social work experience, including psychotherapy, with children and their families.
Skill in quickly developing rapport and effective communication 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.
Independent, sound decision-making is necessary for success in this position.
Effective collaboration with school staff while maintaining patient confidentiality.
Proficiency in keeping accurate and timely clinical documentation using electronic health records.
This is a full time, 40 hour/week position. The typical schedule is Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Some flexibility may be required.
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. Advancement through the Department of Social Work 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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