Employment Opportunity for Recent Grads at an Eating Disorders Clinic

The Facility Administrator for Center for Discovery is currently searching for a skilled counselor to fill an open Overnight Milieu Counselor position. The shifts are Friday and Saturday, 12am-8am. Below you can find our job description. Please forward this to any members who you think might be interested in joining a passionate team and making an impact on the lives of adolescents struggling with eating disorders.


Center for Discovery is a residential program in a serene and confidential location for adolescents struggling with anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorders. Center for Discovery provides a tranquil setting for healing where adolescents can safely and effectively address their issues and begin their path to recovery. We believe that recovery from an eating disorder is possible, and our staff is deeply committed to the healing and well-being of adolescents who struggle with eating disorders.

The Overnight Counselor is responsible for assisting and supporting residents through the entire treatment experience from admission through discharge. The overnight counselor is responsible for communicating their observation and insight to the treatment team to ensure that the team is comprehensively addressing each adolescent’s particular issues.  The Counselor introduces each new resident to his/her fellow residents and the treatment staff, and orients each resident to the rules, expectations, and routine of the daily treatment schedule.  The overnight counselor is additionally responsible for assisting clients with the recovery process by helping residents prepare for bed & get ready in the morning, assisting with any client needs/issues that arise during the night, participating in therapeutic meals, problem solving, and keeping clients focused on recovery/treatment. Overnight responsibilities also include light housekeeping and filing. This is an “awake”position.

We seek the following traits:

· Someone who is warm and empathetic with knowledge of and ability to set and maintain boundaries and treatment structure.

· Someone with experience or aspiration to work in the field of psychology.

· A team player, who takes initiative, understands crisis management and can implement treatment team interventions.

· A bachelors degree

· A masters degree is preferred (or masters degree in progress)

· Experience

Duties include:

  • Managing the treatment milieu
  • Partaking in therapeutic meals
  • Clinical documentation
  • Collaboration with other treatment team professionals

We have one part-time position open. The shifts are Friday and Saturday, 12am-8am. There will also be opportunities to fill in for other shifts and be on-call for day or early evening shifts, if desired. If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter and resume to lindsey.summerill@centerfordiscovery.com.

This is a wonderful opportunity for those interested in working with adolescents and/or learning more about eating disorders. BA/BS and clean driving history REQUIRED. Experience or education in the mental health field is a plus (or is preferred).

The Center for Discovery is both licensed and JCAHO accredited. See http://www.centerfordiscovery.com/for more information about our program. NO PHONE CALLS please.

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