Posting: Lead Clinical Training and Implementation Specialist - University of Michigan

February 21, 2023

Job Opening ID:  229242


The Department of Psychiatry is seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill a position as a Lead Clinical Training and Implementation Specialist with the Michigan Collaborative Care Implementation Support Team (MCCIST). The MCCIST team supports the implementation of a specific model of integrated behavioral health care, Collaborative Care, in primary care clinics throughout Michigan. We are seeking candidates with clinical degrees such as a Master in Social Work, Master in Clinical Psychology, etc.


  • The Lead Clinical Training and Implementation Specialist will provide both large group trainings and individualized training and coaching surrounding Collaborative Care basic and advanced skills.  
  • This individual will be responsible for assessing the skills and training needs of the primary care clinics’ designated Behavioral Health Care Managers and developing individualized training plans.  
  • Behavioral Health Care Managers are often Master’s prepared social workers or nurses with varying levels of clinical skills and abilities.
  • This team member will also oversee curriculum development and trainings for behavioral health care managers, primary care providers, and clinic staff.  
  • As part of the MCCIST team, the candidate will also be responsible for assisting in assessing and suggesting modifications to clinic operations to support Collaborative Care implementation. This will include assisting in site visits, completing clinic needs and readiness assessments, and assisting in the analysis and restructuring of clinical workflows.
  • Responsibilities will also include organizing and leading training activities, ongoing site coordination, facilitating conference calls and meetings, data collection, and report writing. 
  • Depending on Qualifications, this position may be underfilled as a Training Specialist Senior or Intermediate
  • This is a primarily remote position.  However, occasional travel within the region may be required.

Required Qualifications

Training Speciliast Lead 

  • 8 years of professional experience.
  • Master of Social Work (MSW), Master in Clinical Psychology, or other clinical degree required.
  • Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • At least 4 years of training experience must be reflected on resume.
  • Candidate should be organized and possess strong attention to detail.
  • Must be capable of both working on a team and functioning independently.
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing workflows is required.
  • Proficiency in computer programs including word processing, presentation development, and spreadsheets is necessary.
  • Experience in providing trainings to large group and in one-on-one or small group mentoring/supervision. 

Training Specilalist Senior- 5 - 8 years of professional experience

Training Specialist Intermeidiate- 2 - 5 years of professional experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working on a multi-disciplinary team in an integrated health setting preferred.  
  • Experience with curriculum and materials design desired.
  • Experience with Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation, and/or Problem Solving Therapy preferred.
  •  Experience providing clinical trainings and supervision strongly preferred.

Work Schedule

Primarily days; some weekends or evenings may be required

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

In addition to the screenings indicated above under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

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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