Trilogy Behavioral Health

  • Mental Health Juvenile Justice Internship

    Req No.
    General Clinical
  • Overview

    Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare Inc. strongly believes that treatment services are more effective when provided in the client’s natural setting, hence, the majority of services provided are located in the community.  Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare Inc. also employs a holistic approach to each client’s treatment and integrates all facets of our clients’ lives including mental/emotional health, physical health/wellness, employment and education, social and family relationships, substance use/abuse issues, and housing needs.


    Typical services provided include case management, counseling/therapy, individual skills training, medication training, crisis intervention, linkage to community resources, advocacy, assessment, and treatment planning.


    The Juvenile Justice Liaison Intern will support program goals of reducing recidivism, improving wellbeing, and addressing risk to at-risk youth and youth in the juvenile justice system.  He/she/they will partner with youth, families, and other natural supports to complete preliminary and comprehensive assessment measures and to develop goals and action plans.  The Juvenile Justice Liaison will provide strengths-based, client-centered, and trauma-informed services to clients with mental health diagnoses and co-occurring substance abuse disorders using a youth development approach.  He/she/they will partner with internal and external stakeholders, including Cook County Juvenile Court, local schools, and behavioral healthcare providers, to receive and make referrals and track program-related outcomes. He/she/they will provide services onsite and offsite (e.g., school, home, and court).


    Essential Responsibilities 

    • Provide outreach, engagement, and assessments to at-risk youth, youth in the juvenile justice system, and their families.
    • Partner with and receive referrals from courts, schools, behavioral health care and primary care clinics, and other community partners.
    • Complete crisis assessment tools for referred youth; i.e. Childhood Severity of Psychiatric Illness (CSPI), Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessment (CANS), etc.
    • Provide youth and families with appropriate resources to meet presenting needs, including those related to entitlements, resources, and legal rights. Provide appropriate linkage to promote optimal functioning.
    • Complete transition planning; and provide follow-up and outcome tracking following initial assessment.
    • Perform other related duties and/or projects as assigned.



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling required.
    • Valid Illinois driver’s license.
    • Daily access to a well-maintained vehicle.
    • Must pass IM+CANS and CSPI exam within one month of start date.
    • Experience working with children, adolescents, and/or transition age youth and their families.
    • Availability to work evenings, as directed
    • Availability to attend weekly team meetings, on Tuesdays.
    • Bilingual in Spanish preferred, not required.


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