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  1. Full-time
  2. Technicians
  3. Center for Discovery
  4. McLean

Eating Disorder Technician, Residential

  1. Full-time
  2. Technicians
  3. Center for Discovery
  4. McLean

Job description


Company Description

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: $18.00-20.50/hour

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

Our Offer to You!

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

  • 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
  • Weekly training opportunities
  • Advancement opportunities within the organization

Job Description

Eating Disorder Technician 2 (ED Tech 2) is responsible for assisting and supporting patients through the entire treatment experience from admission through discharge. ED Tech 2 is responsible for contributing insightful, practical, and meaningful information to the treatment planning process. ED Tech 2 responsibilities primarily include ensuring patient safety, providing milieu interventions, leading psychoeducational groups, and supporting patients.

Essential Job Functions

  • 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, meals, nighttime routine, evening hygiene, bathroom observations, and free time.
  • Provides milieu management throughout the treatment experience and communicates with all team members.
  • Engages in brief “check ins” wherein patients are provided with support and guidance in using coping skills.
  • Responsible for facilitating psychoeducational groups for the expected length of time identified in the program schedule.   
  • Objectively and accurately documents patient progress on a daily basis.

This is a full time position at our residential ED program in Mclean, VA.

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


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university or two years of experience in the mental health field, preferred
  • Must possess a current driver’s license and be in good standing

Not sure if you meet all the qualifications? Apply anyway! To provide truly innovative care, we need to have a diverse team around us. That’s why Discovery Behavioral Health is committed to creating an inclusive environment. If you find yourself meeting some but not all the above, we’d be happy to consider your application.  


Additional Information

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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