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

Lead Eating Disorder Technician, Residential

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

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: $20-$23/hr

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

Our Offer to You! 

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

  • 401(k)
  • Healthcare benefits 
  • Vacation and sick days 
  • Employee referral program 
  • Employee discounts to various stores, amusement parks, events, etc. 
  • Resources to become a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist through IADEP 
  • Support for pursuing multi-state licensure 
  • Continuing education (CE) programs and training 
  • Supervision hours 
  • Weekly training opportunities 
  • Advancement opportunities within the organization 

Job Description

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

Essential Job Functions

  • Supports the Executive with day-today tasks
  • Supports in the patient intake process and completes all necessary paperwork and consent forms with patients and their loved ones.
  • Supports in maintaining inventory of household and office supplies and assures the facility is appropriately stocked.
  • Supports in the oversight of the maintenance of the facility and provides weekly feedback to the Executive Director regarding any environment of care issues.
  • Completes and/or ensures completion of monthly medical record reviews, ensuring compliance with the company Medical Record Review Policy. 
  • Provides feedback and retraining as indicated to address deficiencies identified in the monthly medical record reviews. 
  • Supports patient during admission processes. This may include checking in patient belongings, acclimating patient to the program and milieu.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for facilitating psychoeducational groups for the expected length of time identified in the program schedule.
  • Assists with discharge process.
  • Works during meal periods to provide supervision and support to patients
  • May engage with clinician to carry out clinical interventions within the milieu setting.
  • Performs any other assigned and/or requested duties.
  • Participates in technician on-call rotation three to four weekends per year.

This is a full-time position working Monday-Friday at our resideential eating disorder facility in Fairfax, VA 

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


  • ​​​​​​Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university or two years of experience in the mental health field, required
  • 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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