Posting: Social Worker MSW - University of Michigan, Psychological Clinic

February 6, 2023

Who We Are

The University Psychological Clinic (Psych Clinic) at the Mary A. Rackham Institute is recruiting a full time Social Worker MSW to contribute to the Psych Clinic’s therapy services and training programs. The successful candidate will provide (1) clinical training and supervision to social work and psychology trainees and (2) individual and group therapy services to adult clients at the Psych Clinic.

Ideal candidates will have a strong background in evidence-based intervention and experience providing clinical supervision. Additionally, ideal candidates will have substantial clinical experience that compliment the skill sets of our current supervisory staff, such as treatment of trauma, use of mindfulness-based interventions, use of relational therapy approaches, and/or experience with culturally-tailored interventions.

The primary mission of the Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI) is to (1) serve the university and broader community with compassionate, science-based services for mental health, language, and literacy concerns, and (2) provide outstanding training and education. The Psychological Clinic is a multidisciplinary adult mental health clinic located on the University of Michigan campus. The clinic provides individual therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, and testing services to students, staff, and faculty at the University of Michigan as well as members of the local community and southeast Michigan. Consistent with its primary missions of clinical service and training, the Psychological Clinic offers postgraduate training in social work as well as field placements for students in the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work. The Psychological Clinic also participates in an APA-accredited clinical psychology internship training program, practicum training for clinical psychology graduate students, and postdoctoral training in clinical psychology.

Why Work at Michigan?

Additional benefits of employment at MARI include access to amazing benefits, generous paid time off, flexible work schedules and a learning-friendly and collegial environment. MARI is invested in keeping good people engaged and helping them grow. 


  • Direct clinical practice (22-24 hours per week), and clinical supervision of clinical trainees (2-5 hours per week). Utilize evidence-based treatment with individuals and groups. Clinical work and supervision with young adult to older adult populations.
  • Clinically related administrative time (5 hours): MSW trainee recruitment,  program development, collaboration with other MARI units (University Center for the Child and the Family, University Center for Language and Literacy) for social work training and services as well as coordination with other UofM units (e.g. School of Social Work, Michigan Medicine, UHS, CAPS) and community centers related to supporting mental health in the community.
  • Teaching/Supervision: supervision of 1-2 social work fellows and 1-2 social work intern clinical observations. This includes 1 hour per week of individual supervision, 1 hour per week review of clinical writing, 1 hour per week attendance at the case conference. Live supervision of SW Intern cases (unlicensed providers) will count towards the expected direct clinical practice  units per week. 
  • Participation in agency initiatives: 90 minute weekly staff meeting, weekly attendance at 60 minute senior staff meetings, bimonthly attendance at MARI social work meetings, attendance at School of Social Work meetings as needed, and other agency events. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in social work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education is necessary. 
  • Must have current LMSW license to practice social work in the State of Michigan and 3-5 years of experience post-licensure status.
  • Position requires an adult clinical work experience working with young adult to older adult populations. 
  • Expertise in clinical area that complements current supervisory staff (e.g. trauma and/or mindfulness approaches (e.g., MBCT, MBSR, Self-Compassion).
  • Teaching/supervisory experience in an academic, health care, or group practice setting.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with tele-behavioral health and electronic medical records. 
  • Passion for integrating technology into clinical service and training.
  • Experience working with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Training and background in addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in clinical work and/or institutional settings.

Additional Information

This position has the potential to be a hybrid split between remote and onsite work. Therefore, the candidate must reside within realistic travel distance to be onsite. The hiring pay range is 65,500 to $69,000, depending on qualifications. 

MARI seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to support inclusion of varied perspectives and ways of knowing and learning that allow us to maintain excellence at MARI and the larger university. 

MARI is looking for an individual who is willing to make a multiple year commitment to being part of our team. This position is structured as a 12-month, term-limited appointment, which would be anticipated to be extended beyond the 12-month period barring significant concerns related to job performance or fiscal sustainability. 

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.

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.

Contact Information

Additional questions can be directed to Dr. Erin Hunter. 

Contact information:
Dr. Erin Hunter, Director
Psychological Clinic & University Center for the Child and Family
University of Michigan
500 E. Washington, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including one booster when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely and temporary workers.   More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.





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