3 Positions - Counseling Center Social Worker or Counseling Psychologist (1 Embedded and 2 Central Office)

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor,

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Counseling and Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Fri, Feb 9th, '18


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, preference will be given to those who apply by March 2, 2018.

Start Date:

Starting date is negotiable, but ideally by August 6, 2018.

Last Updated:

Fri, Feb 9th, '18

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  • Full Time

The University of Michigan Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), a unit within Student Life, is seeking candidates to fill 3 full-time positions. We continue to grow to meet the needs of the student body.  CAPS is a university counseling center that serves a diverse student body of approximately 44,000 students. We are a multicultural, multidisciplinary, and multi-theoretical staff striving to provide culturally competent clinical services, outreach programming, and training opportunities. We are a counseling center that affirms diversity, condemns oppression in every form, and encourages the utilization of our services by all students, including those that might be reluctant to receive standard/traditional forms of treatment. To this end, we seek to provide a safe, welcoming and affirming environment for all.  CAPS is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS), and the doctoral internship is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).


These positions can be filled by a psychologist or social worker. Starting date is negotiable, but ideally by August 6, 2018.


Responsibilities for all positions include:  individual and group counseling, consultation with faculty and staff, outreach and liaison services, crisis intervention, and active involvement in all training programs including supervision of trainees, and educational activities. CAPS employees are strong generalists in the areas of solution-focused clinical work, group treatment, training and supervision of social work, psychiatry, and psychology trainees, and outreach/education/community engagement work, all within a college student mental health setting.


CAPS is especially interested in continuing to build and maintain a culturally diverse staff dedicated to working in a multicultural environment.


The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is recognized as one of the nation’s leading public research universities. Through its 19 top-ranked schools, the University of Michigan fulfills its mission to serve Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating and applying knowledge, and in developing leaders who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  UM was founded in 1817. It has a total enrollment size of 44,718, with an undergraduate enrollment of 28,983.

Its comprehensive graduate program offers doctoral degrees in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as well as professional degrees in architecture, business, medicine, law, pharmacy, nursing, social work, public health, and dentistry. 

UM is currently (2017) celebrating its Bicentennial.  Find out more about this year's events and UM history HERE

Region Description:

Ann Arbor is a culturally diverse community with all the amenities of a large city in a small town setting. Detroit Metropolitan International Airport is 30 minutes away. Professional and collegiate sports are popular in the area. The Great Lakes and numerous inland lakes offer a variety of recreational opportunities in a four-season climate. Primary, secondary, and university level education is of the highest quality. For further information about Ann Arbor, please visit www.arborweb.com.


General Requirements – all positions: 


  • For Social Worker:  Master’s or Doctoral degree in Social work. Licensed/license eligible in the State of Michigan.
  • For Psychologist:  Doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology or a closely related field, from an APA-accredited program, and APA-accredited internship.  Licensed/license eligible in the State of Michigan.
  •       Demonstrated competency and expertise in working clinically with college student/young adult populations, including individual and group work.
  •       Demonstrated competency and expertise with, or interest in developing an expertise with, psycho-educational programming and outreach with a focus on the context of college student life.
  •      Demonstrated multicultural competency/work with diversity and difference in current professional role or professional-in-training role. 

Desired Qualifications (applicable to all positions):

We are also interested in adding the following areas of culturally competent clinical and programming expertise with college student populations in our agency work:

  • Language fluency (includingable to conduct therapy) in languages other than English/Spanish – including,but not limited to, Mandarin and Korean
  • Issues of neuro-diversity
  • Issues of process addictions(e.g., internet addictions; alcohol/other drugs addictions;  etc.)

For Embedded Counselor Position (1): 


One position will be dedicated to the College ofEngineering.  Please indicate yourinterest in this in your cover letter. 


For more information on the CAPS Embedded Model, pleasesee: 


For Central Office Counselor Positions (2): 

These positions will be housed in our Central Office. 

For more information, see: 



To apply, please upload ONE file that contains the following: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) a list of three professional references.

Please go to the UM Job Website at http://careers.umich.edu

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Keyword(s) – enter job opening ID.

o   Choose 153345 (for social workers) or 153344 (for psychologists)

·      Click on Posting Title to open job posting

·      Click Apply Now

·      Click on appropriate link (External Applicants will be directed to register for a user name and password)

·      Review posting 

·      Click Apply

·      Follow Procedures


The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.  Minorities, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations are encouraged to apply.

For more information on this position, contact:


Patty O’Malley, Psy.D

Chair, Search Committee

CAPS, 3100 Michigan Union

530 S. State Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

(734) 764-8312