Overnight Eating Disorder Technician, Residential - #1701627

Discovery Behavioral Health


Date: 2 days ago
City: Fairfax, 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.

Compensation Range: $16.50-$18.50/hr 

Compensation will be dependent upon geographic region, education, and experience 

Our Offer to You!

  • 401(k) with company match
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Vacation and sick days
  • Employee referral program
  • Employee discounts to various stores, amusement parks, events, etc.
  • Continuing education (CE) programs and training
  • Weekly training opportunities
  • Advancement opportunities within the organization


The Overnight Eating Disorder Technician (Overnight ED Tech) is responsible for assisting and supporting patients through the entire treatment experience from admission through discharge. Overnight ED Tech is responsible for contributing insightful, practical, and meaningful information to the treatment planning process. Overnight ED Tech responsibilities primarily include ensuring patient safety, conducting routine safety observations, maintaining a safe and clean therapeutic environment, and supporting patients.

Responsibilities: 

  • Must be able to stay awake through the entire shift.
  • Completes overnight checklist.
  • Completes light household cleaning.
  • Completes temperature checks on all refrigerator appliances.
  • Supports patient during admission processes. This may include checking in patient belongings, acclimating patient to the program and milieu.
  • Effectively and professionally communicates with families/loved ones, as appropriate.
  • Assists and supports patients in day-to-day activities including, but not limited to waking routines, morning hygiene, nighttime routine, evening hygiene, bathroom observations, and safety overnight observations.
  • Provides milieu management throughout the treatment experience and communicates with all team members.
  • Contributes to the well-being of all patients by serving as a positive role model.
  • Completes all shift notes, rounds and other required documentation by the end of shift.

This is a part time position working at our residential eating disorder treatment center in Fairfax, VA. We are looking too fill the following schedule.

  • Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10:00 pm- 6:00 am


  • One year of experience in mental health treatment or a Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 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.

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