Trilogy Behavioral Health

  • Intervention Facilitator

    Req No.
    Regular Part-Time
    General Clinical
  • Overview

    Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. is partnering with the Illinois Institute of Technology on the Behaviors for Healthy Lifestyle project.  This is a time limited grant/research study federally funded by the National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Center related to African Americans experiencing weight-related health concerns who also have a serious mental health illness.  The grant/research study wants to see if weight-related health concerns improve if clients are serviced by peers with similar life experiences and backgrounds of the population of the study.  The grant/research study will examine weight change, health behavior, physical and mental health, recovery, and quality of life. 




    Assists African Americans who are experiencing weight-related health concerns and have a serious mental illness with healthy eating and increased physical activity goals in group and individual settings.  Utilizes the Behaviors for Healthy Lifestyles manual and workbook material to discuss and engage participants in developing better eating habits and engaging in physical activity. The facilitator is expected to have an understanding of mental illness and substance use and be willing to engage individuals who are experiencing these.  The facilitator must have experience with leading group meetings and the ability to engage participants in low impact and moderate intensity physical activity.   

    • Engage the individual in service delivery
    • Assist individuals in understanding the written material
    • Promote understanding of the individual's needs within the parameters of healthy eating habits and increased physical activity
    • Help the individual incorporate newly learned information into his or her daily life
    • Advocate for the individual and help reduce barriers to change 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Lead group discussions and workbook engagement exercises.
    • Lead group exercise classes.
    • Assist group members in completing a weekly goal setting activity.
    • Perform monthly individual 20-minute session with each participant to review the activity tracking worksheets.
    • Accurately completes reports as required. Reports may include daily encounter logs, data monthly submissions and summaries of class attendance and engagement strategies.  
    • Participates in meetings, conferences and committees as assigned.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

    • Education and/or Experience:
      • High school diploma.
      • Demonstrated experience with leading a group discussion and appreciation of the health and human service needs of vulnerable populations.
      • Ability to work with vulnerable populations in a non-judgmental manner and has the ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
    •  Skills/Abilities:
      • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written, and have basic computer skills.
      • Must be able to multi-task, have initiative, and be self-directed. 
      • Ability to endure periods of heavy workload or stress. 
      • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and respond appropriately to unexpected situations. 
      • Ability to transport self to and from off-site locations.
      • Ability to work with other members of the healthcare team and community to provide quality health care services.
    • Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • Frequently required to stand, sit, walk, and commute.
      • Ability to lead low impact, moderate exercise classes, up to three times per week.
    • Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
      • Significant amount of time spent in classroom sessions and at off-site locations as a representative of the participating agency
    • Other requirments:
      • Valid IL Driver’s License
      • Daily access to a well maintained vehicle with 100,000/300,000 liability insurance

    This is a grant-funded position.


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