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Job Req ID:  10802

Assistant Lifestyle Interventionist

Classified title: Lifestyle Interventionist

Role/Level/Range: ACRO/03/CE

Starting Salary Range:  $37,690 – $51,834.

Employee group (Full time/Part-time/Limited/Casual): Full-time

Employee subgroup (FLSA Status): Non-Exempt

Position Type (New/Direct Replacement/Restructured Replacement): New           

Schedule (hours/days): 40

Location:  ProHealth

General summary/purpose:

The Intervention Assistant (IA) will assist the Interventionist and will work with youth ages 8-18 years, who have serious emotional disturbance (SED), and their families to help promote healthy weight among the youths. The IA will interact directly with overweight youth participants in their home, at clinics, and at other research locations. The primary responsibilities will include assisting the interventionist during study home visits, weighing participants, and exercising with participants during sessions.  The IA will also work with the rest of the study team on duties related to the general conduct of the study


Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Works with interventionist and intervention team in all facets of the weight management intervention including assisting with delivering individual sessions for changing eating and exercise behaviors and weighing participants.
  • Exercises with participants during sessions. This includes instructing participants on how to use the exercise based video games or online exercise videos, demonstrating how to track participation in exercise, and documenting participants’ progress.
  • Helps prepare and distribute intervention materials and flyers. Helps maintain intervention tracking logs and spreadsheets.
  • Confirms upcoming appointments with participants.
  • Participates in behavioral case management sessions for study participants.
  • Recognizes emergency situations, implements emergency procedures according to study protocol, administers first aide including CPR.
  • Receives initial and ongoing training for child/adolescent weight management, SED, and family dynamics, and intervention delivery by research team leaders. This includes training such as appropriate behavioral weight management techniques for children/adolescents, motivational interviewing, and how to facilitate change in the home environment to assist the child/adolescent in obtaining their weight goals.
  • Provides other duties as assigned.


Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

Requires a bachelor’s degree

Minimum of one year of related experience. Additional education may substitute for experience.


Preferred qualifications:

CPR certification, and eventually Group exercise certification from recommended accredited organization.


Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Excellent organizational skills a must as well as attention to detail. 
  • Requires outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills with participants and family members, Intervention Supervisor, Study Director, Principal Investigators, and other team members.
  • Interest in working with mentally ill/disadvantaged youth needed.
  • Knowledge of software, including Microsoft Word and Excel is needed.
  • Knowledge of exercise based video games and gaming consoles is needed.


Any specific physical requirements for the job:

Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, with variable work conditions.  

Travel to clinic sites and participant homes required.

Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.

Ability to engage in moderate intensity activity with youths.

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.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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