As a member of this team, you will play a vital role in delivering care to patients (ages 18 and older) who require acute hospitalization because of serious psychiatric problems (suicidal behaviors, psychoses, dual-diagnoses, mood disorders, etc.), Social workers function as an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team, working with families, running groups and creating and implementing discharge plans.
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?
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:
Meeting with all patients and many families to develop psychosocial assessments.
Facilitating a therapy group
Providing psychoeducation and support to families
Developing and implementing discharge plans
Coordinating care with community providers and other programs
Providing relevant psycho-social information to team members
Mentoring and teaching social work students and other trainees
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.
Previous experience working in a psychiatric hospital or day program, community mental health center, or psychiatric emergency room
Excellent interpersonal skills required for working in a multi-disciplinary setting
Knowledge of community resources and ability to make referrals and negotiate with agencies
Skill and comfort working with families who are under great stress and require support and psychoeducation
Comfort working with patients with psychotic disorders and behavioral disturbance
Knowledge working with people with dual-diagnoses and ability to develop appropriate discharge plans for substance abuse disorders
Interest in facilitating a therapy group
Experience with electronic medical records and the ability to provide documentation in a timely, efficient, manner
This is full time, 40 hour/week position. The typical schedule will be 8:30-5:00pm, Sunday-Thursday.
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
Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.
The University of Michigan Health System 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.
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.
Internal Number: 196362
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