Classified Title: Lifestyle Interventionist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CE Starting Salary Range: $18.12 – $24.92 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 40 Hours per Week Exempt Status: Salaried Non-exmt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002809-SOM DOM General Internal Medicine Personnel area: School of Medicine
The Interventionist will work on a behavioral trial with adults or children who receive mental health services. The intervention aims to promote healthy lifestyle changes and will include behavioral coaching for weight management and/or smoking cessation. The Interventionist will work with the study team on duties related to the general conduct of the study and should display responsible behaviors, communicate effectively with others, and function as a member of the research team. The Interventionist must demonstrate competency in all skills related to participant education, counseling, and the lifestyle intervention.
Preference will be given to those with higher level education and/or experience related to family counseling. Those who have experience implementing interventions or promoting behavior change following evidence based weight management guidelines are also desired.
Duties and Responsibilities/ Essential Job Functions:
Leads individual lifestyle behavior change counseling sessions with children or adults on weight management and/or smoking cessation.
Leads sessions to support behavior change.
Follows study based recommendations and evidence based practices to deliver individual sessions that promote healthy eating and exercise behaviors.
Works closely with behavioral experts in the study to develop action plans.
Adheres to guidelines related to physical activity and diet. Integrates family counseling background with behavioral counseling to promote healthy changes.
Receives initial and ongoing training for weight management and intervention delivery by research team leaders. This includes training such as Motivational Interviewing and appropriate behavioral weight management techniques.
Assists in developing and writing intervention procedures, intervention manuals and curricula, and creating participant materials and incentive plans.
Supports participant retention on all fronts to strengthen study outcomes. This includes, but is not limited to helping prepare and distribute intervention materials and flyers to participants and engaging in phone contact to participants.
Monitors participant progress in the intervention through data tracking tools.
Lead the presentation of the caseload during case management.
Ensures intervention participant information data is collected and recorded appropriately.
Participates in study Team and Oversight meetings.
Recognizes and reacts appropriately to emergency situations, implements emergency procedures according to clinic guidelines, and administers first aide including CPR.
Actively accepts new responsibilities.
Participates in performance improvement activities
Assists in coordinating schedules of intervention sessions and staff synergistically among multiple participants where intervention is delivered.
Provides other duties as assigned.
Other Job Functions:
Makes decisions and establishes work priorities. Candidate is responsible for carrying out duties and responsibilities under the supervision of the Intervention Director and the Study Director.
Reports to: Stacy Goldsholl, MA, Joseph V. Gennusa, PhD, RDN, LDN and/or Gail Daumit, M.D, MHS.
Requires a bachelor's degree and a minimum of one year of related experience. Additional education may substitute for experience.
Preference is for Master's in Psychology, Nutrition, Kinesiology, or similar program.
Certification in CPR required during introductory period. Must be able to work flexible hours with variable work conditions.
Travel to study sites across Maryland required.
Excellent organizational skills a must as well as attention to detail.
Requires outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills with participants, Principal Investigators, and other team members.
Interest in working with mentally ill/disadvantaged populations needed.
Knowledge of software, including Microsoft Office.
Bachelor's Degree required.
Master's Degree preferred.
Licensure, Certification, Registration:
CPR certification, and eventually Group exercise certification from recommended accredited organization.
At least one year. Additional years of experience may substitute for Master's level degree.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Have previous experience in public health or working with serious mental illness population would be beneficial. In addition, leading group exercise classes and/or counseling families and individuals.
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
Finger dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm, for example, using a keyboard.
Communication skills using the spoken word.
Ability to see within normal parameters
Ability to hear within normal ranges
Ability to move about
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