Posting: Social Worker/Counselor - University of Michigan Counseling Center

April 12, 2023

University of Michigan Counseling Center

Social Worker/Counselor


Join a vibrant and supportive team of clinicians working to support and promote mental health and wellness across the UM-Flint student body! You will work with a team that values the health and well-being of all staff members within the department and actively engages in efforts to promote self-care and life-work balance.

As a counselor within the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) office, you will provide individual, couples, and group counseling, consultation for faculty and staff related to student mental health, outreach and educational activities on various mental health and wellness topics, and mental health crisis intervention services.

Your clinical focus will be as a generalist in the areas of short-term clinical work, group treatment, outreach, and community engagement work related to areas such as depression, anxiety, PTSD/trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, and multicultural/diversity issues.

You will report to the Assistant Director of CAPS.

Engagement in continuing education and professional development activities is supported and expected of counselors within CAPS.

Supervision can be offered as able to support the pursuit of full clinical licensure.

We are committed to building a culturally humble staff who can serve the needs of our diverse student body.

Why Work at U-M Flint?

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future.

Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions after 12 months of eligible service, with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses

Eligibility for benefits is based on your job group, your appointment percentage and the length of your appointment.

For tuition support information can be found at: benefits/

Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: chancellor/leadership-mission- vision/

The University of Michigan-Flint’s DEI plan can be found at:


  • Provide short-term therapeutic counseling services and outreach to the campus community, including screening and diagnostic assessment and individual, couples, and group counseling for diverse students while working with multiple presenting concerns
  • Provide crisis intervention to campus groups and the campus at-large both during and after business hours. After hours on call responsibilities are required but limited and involve responding to student mental health emergencies after hours, weekends, and holidays on a rotating basis.
  • Complete suicide assessments for our students in distress
  • Maintain confidential client files and appropriate record-keeping, according professional, ethical, and legal standards
  • Design and implement psycho-educational programming on a broad range of issues
  • Be a resource to colleagues by bringing a clinical perspective to University concerns
  • Work collaboratively with diverse teams across our campus to support student mental health programming and services
  • Attend our staff and professional development opportunities

Required Qualifications

  • Masters degree in counseling, clinical psychology, or clinical social work.
  • Full licensure or ability to obtain full licensure for independent practice in the State of Michigan, including LP, LMSW, or LPC
  • 2+ years of clinical experience in a related role working with young adult populations
  • Experience with working with students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds

Work Schedule Hybrid:

A consistent hybrid work schedule (some days on campus and some days working remotely) is available for this position at this time. However, this is subject to change based upon the duties of the position and the needs of the department.

CAPS will provide a laptop computer to enable counselors to work in a hybrid fashion.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.

Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

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

The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

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.

Job Contact

Kayla Bueby, MSW, LMSW-Clinical 

Assistant Director, Counseling and Psychological Services Office (CAPS)

264 UCEN University of Michigan-Flint

(810) 762-3456

U-M EEO/AA Statement The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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