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 MHealthy Alcohol Management Program (AMP) is committed to providing comprehensive health education and support to anyone with mild to moderate alcohol problems who wants to eliminate the negative consequences of their drinking and improve their health by drinking less alcohol or none at all. AMP provides program services to U-M faculty, staff, retirees, Michigan Medicine patients, and members of the surrounding community. The Health Educator will be responsible for assisting clients in decreasing or eliminating the negative consequences of alcohol use by designing alcohol management education plans for clients; providing follow-up upon program completion, and making referrals to other supportive resources when needed. The Health Educator will be responsible for documenting session outcomes in a database management system. This individual will actively participate in program development, and provide alcohol management educational activities for faculty and staff. We are looking for a compassionate individual with a commitment to excellent service delivery.
Provide screening, initial interviews, educational sessions and follow-up for AMP clients.
Counsel clients in both phone and in-person program formats.
Accurately document client sessions in EMR and database management system.
Provide services and abstinence support for first time offenders in our judicial system program.
Maintain and support client confidentiality within the unique challenge of AMP.
Participate in needs assessments, program evaluation and client development research.
Develop and evaluate program materials.
Participate in case consultation with other AMP staff.
Cultivate and secure relationships with UMATS and other Michigan Medicine research and treatment providers.
Present overview of AMP to Michigan Medicine clinics and departments, as well as local area organizations.
Make appropriate referrals to Michigan Medicine, local and regional resources.
Bachelor’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work, nursing, public health/health education or related field.
1-2 years of experience working with individuals making behavior or lifestyle changes.
General understanding of health education principles, addiction treatment, and substance use disorders.
Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work or health education or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary. Experience practicing Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. Knowledgeable of Michigan Medicine, local and regional referral resources.
General and administrative supervision is received from the MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service and MHealthy Alcohol Management Program Manager.
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.
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
All applications for this position must be received by October 23, 2019.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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