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. The cover letter should address each of the following points:
1. Describe your experience and why you believe you would be a good fit for this position at the West Ann Arbor Health Center - Parkland Plaza.
2. Outline your customer service experiences which would be applicable to this position.
3. Describe why you choose a career in the healthcare field?
The West Ann Arbor Health Center – Parkland Plaza is the newest Ambulatory Care facility dedicated to providing high quality health care services for adults and children. The brand new 2-story facility is located 380 Parkland Plaza in Ann Arbor. We are actively seeking compassionate, enthusiastic, and patient-oriented individuals who will share in the goal of creating the ideal experience for our patients, families and employees.
West Ann Arbor Health Center will be opening at its new location in November 2017, and is seeking a full-time (1.0 FTE) Clinical Social Worker for their primary and specialty care clinics that serve a patient population of pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients with medical and/or psychiatric diagnoses. The social worker will provide bio-psychosocial assessments, treatment and case management services, face-to-face and telephone contacts with patients and/or their families who have been referred for social work services by clinic providers, and brief psychotherapeutic interventions using evidence-based treatment modalities. Strong mental health training, experience, and excellent clinical practice skills are essential for clinical intervention with both pediatric adult patient populations. Patient care will also include crisis intervention, safety planning, grief counseling, case management services and community referrals. This position requires efficient, accurate assessment of patient needs, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to quickly develop therapeutic relationships and treatment plans with a diverse patient population. Excellent organizational skills, proficiency with electronic health records, accurate and timely documentation, exercising independent decision-making and critical thinking skills, participation in team meetings, and the ability to effectively prioritize multiple competing tasks are all critical skills for success in this position. It is essential that the candidate be able to handle a large caseload and be able to provide high-level therapeutic interventions while also meeting basic tangible and concrete needs.
Social Worker MSW:
A Master's degree (MSW) in social work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education is required. Candidates must have a current clinical license (LMSW) to practice social work in the State of Michigan, with clinical certification. LLMSWs will not be considered for this position. The ideal candidate will have significant behavioral health and medical social work experience, strong assessment skills, and be able to quickly establish therapeutic relationships with and relate well to a diverse population. Experience providing crisis intervention, grief counseling, case management and care coordination, community referrals, and brief evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions with both pediatric and adult patients and their families is required, along with the ability to facilitate patient and family participation in appropriate health care decision making
Social Worker MSW Senior:
In addition to the above requirements, advancement through the career ladder at the Expert or Clinical Scholar Level is required for placement in the Senior Classification
Experience with Motivational Interviewing and with delivering evidence-based psychotherapies such as CBT, ACT, DBT, IPT, TF-CBT, etc. is desired. The successful candidate must be flexible, adaptive, possess excellent communication skills, be able to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team, and able to access community resources. The ability to prioritize, work independently, and make sound clinical judgments in a variety of demanding situations is necessary; critical decision making, excellent assessments, effective brief interventions, and multi-tasking are only several of the advanced skills required for success in this position. Certification by the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) is desirable
This is a 40-hour (1.0 FTE) position. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday hours are from 8:00-4:30 or 8:30-5:00. Tuesday hours are from 10:30-7:00. This position will report to the Social Work Department with matrix reporting to the West Ann Arbor Health Center Clinic Manager and Medical Director.
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
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