1. Technicians
  2. On-Call PRN
  3. Center for Discovery
  4. Fairfield

Eating Disorder Technician - Residential, On-Call

  1. Technicians
  2. On-Call PRN
  3. Center for Discovery
  4. Fairfield

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: $16-20 per 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.
  • Continuing education (CE) programs and training
  • Weekly training opportunities
  • Advancement opportunities within the organization

Job Description

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


  • 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.
  • Completes relevant tasks within 24 hours of admission and accompanying notes in medical record. 
  • 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.
  • Assists in the implementation of the comprehensive treatment plan in the milieu.
  • Contributes to the well-being of all patients by serving as a positive role model.
  • 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.
  • Assists with discharge process.

This is an on call position at our residential eating disorder program in Fairfield, CT. 

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



  • One year of experience in mental health treatment OR a Bachelor’s degree 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

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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