Senior Social Worker

Michigan, United States
07 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

How to Apply

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.


This position is for a full-time inpatient psychiatric social worker; job hours for this position are currently Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday - Saturday.

Participate as an integral member of an interdisciplinary team providing psychiatric, acute care for adult  hospitalized patients.  Social workers complete a psycho-social assessment on every patient, meet with families and provide psychoeducation and help with aftercare, provide group therapy for in-patients, conduct individual meetings with patients around family concerns and provide help with concrete services and discharge planning.  Social workers provide supervision to social work interns and provide education for all trainees on unit.  Social workers provide help with legal issues (guardianship, commitment process).  Applicant must have excellent skills at communication and teamwork.

Required Qualifications*

Master's degree in social work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education is necessary. (LMSW) to practice clinical social work in the State of Michigan is required in addition to clinical practice concentration and field practicum or recent work experience in health care agency or hospital. Some experience in professional social work is necessary.

Desired Qualifications*

Desired applicants would have two years of experience working on a psychiatric unit and/or psychiatric emergency services, possess knowledge about psychiatric diagnoses and treatments and have experience working with families. Applicant ideally will have some training in evidence-based therapies such as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy.

Underfill Statement

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.

Background Screening

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

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.

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.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job 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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