Diet Technician, Eating Disorder - Residential (Part Time) - #1672216

Discovery Behavioral Health


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: McLean, VA
Contract type: Part time

Discovery Behavioral Health (DBH) is a national leader in behavioral healthcare and one of the fastest growing companies in the field. DBH offers world-class treatment for those struggling with eating, mental health, and substance use disorders, and places a high priority on seeking employees who share our passion for improving the lives we serve.

Since 1997, Center for Discovery, DBH’s eating disorder division, has helped thousands of patients discover their path to the full and rewarding lives they deserve with evidence-based and inclusive treatment options.

Our Offer to You!

We are dedicated to empowering our teammates with their professional and personal development by providing:

  • 401(k) with company match
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Vacation and sick days
  • Employee referral program
  • Employee discounts to various stores, amusement parks, events, etc.
  • Training in best practices for telehealth
  • Continuing education (CE) programs and training
  • Continuing education (CE) programs and training
    • Including becoming certified in CBT, ACT and DBT with a pay raise
  • Advancement opportunities within the organization

Compensation Range: $18-21/hr

Compensation is dependent upon education and experience.



The Diet Technician consults with the Registered Dietitian to ensure implementation of the best standard of nutrition and dietary services. Responsibilities include dietary support, grocery budget allocation, client menu planning, maintaining a clean and well stocked kitchen, cooking and baking as needed, and appropriately discerning between appropriate and inappropriate client eating behaviors. This experience will prepare you to be a Registered Dietitian with hands on experience, learning from dedicated professionals, and working closely with a complex population.

Responsibilities

  • Provide dietary support, client menu planning, maintenance of a secure and encouraging mealtime, advising on food preparation as necessary, and appropriately discerning between appropriate and inappropriate client eating behaviors
  • Consult with the Registered Dietitian to ensure implementation of the best standard of nutrition and dietary services
  • Monitor client consumption of appropriate exchange pattern
  • Enforce dietary program and advise clients appropriately on food choices
  • Ability to lead appropriate and relevant nutrition education groups that are engaging and appropriate
  • Demonstrate understanding of the medical consequences of eating disorders, the hazards of re-feeding and how to avoid complications
  • Ability to implement specific dietary exchange patterns through knowledge of portion size and caloric recommendations set by the Registered Dietitian
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with staff and clients

 

This part-time position is in-person at our McLean Adult Residential Program working Thursday, Friday and Saturdays

For a virtual tour of the facility, please visit our website at centerfordiscovery.com.

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  • Education or relevant experience in the field of nutrition and/or food service, preferred
  • Experience working in behavioral healthcare, preferred
  • Obtain CPI certification within 90 days of hire
  • Obtain CPR, AED, and First Aid certification within 90 days of hire
  • Obtain ServSafe certification within 90 day of hire
  • Must possess a current driver’s license and be in good standing


We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

For more information about our company benefits, please visit us at discoverybehavioralhealth.com/careers/

Discovery Behavioral Health seeks to build a diverse staff that is reflective of the patients we serve and the communities where we work. DBH encourages multiple perspectives, experiences, and strives to hire and retain a diverse workforce. 

Discovery Behavioral Health seeks to build a diverse staff that is reflective of the patients we serve and the communities where we work. DBH encourages multiple perspectives, experiences, and strives to hire and retain a diverse workforce.

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