Eating Disorders Therapist

City Tri-Cities / Anmore / Belcarra
Job ID 2022-16380
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Social Work / Counselling / Education
Posting Date
1 week ago(5/30/2023 12:42 PM)
Employment Type
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0830-1630 ( Monday to Friday )
Days Off
Saturday, Statutory, Sunday
Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Salary at Time of Posting
$40.53 - $50.62 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

We invite you to apply today and find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends as an exceptional place to work. A 2022 BC Top Employer, we value diversity in the work force and seek to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.


If you are someone who is looking for a challenge that is equally as rewarding, then this might be the opportunity for you. We hire great people for excellent jobs and need your help to expand our ability to deliver prompt and professional services. We are currently looking for a Casual Eating Disorder Therapist to join our Mental Health & Substance Use Services team at Fraser North located in the Tri-Cities, B.C. This is a chance to make a difference every day in the world of health care as you to bring your excellent work ethic to the role.


Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care. 


Effective October 26th 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines).  Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.


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Detailed Overview

Reporting to the Clinical Coordinator, provides consultation, case management and therapy on complex cases to individuals and families with and affected by serious eating disorders; assesses clients, determines referral needs, provides group therapy and group education, liaises with community resources for specialized services and counsels clients; formulates and implements treatment plans and provides comprehensive case consultation and follow-up support on treatment decisions in collaboration with members of the interdisciplinary team; participates in and leads a variety of team and/or local committees and internal and external case conferences and develops, coordinates and delivers in-services, presentations and training to clients, families and caregivers; participates in the development and evaluation of eating disorders services.


  1. Assesses client needs and available services and develops treatment options with client input; facilitates client's utilization of appropriate community services and programs through methods such as researching available services, liaising with service and program providers and providing advice and consultation to colleagues.

  2. Provides referrals to appropriate community treatment alternatives and services, including residential programs, family therapy, marital and separation counselling, alcohol and drug treatment, victim assistance, employee assistance programs, transition homes, vocational programs, and other agencies; utilizes available community resources such as volunteers, community groups, alternate care services and other service agencies to develop supportive and rehabilitative programs for clients and their families.

  3. Delivers group therapy sessions to clients by using various group processes and theory for specific client populations with special emphasis on but not limited to group treatment of eating disorders; develops and coordinates group sessions including the necessary preparation, prioritizing, scheduling and arranging for space and other resources.

  4. Provides therapy to clients with, or affected by serious eating disorders including people in crisis; provides therapy and case management in accordance with professional standards and clinical policies and practices.

  5. Formulates and implements treatment plans through methods such as negotiating a process for achieving goals, collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team and evaluating goals while maintaining respect for client dignity and maximum client self-determination and independence.

  6. Maintains client records through methods such as documenting client assessments, charting client information, preparing progress notes and reports in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures to meet regulatory requirements, documenting for future reference and ensuring that access to and disclosure of information and records are in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act.

  7. Participates in and leads a variety of team and/or local committees and internal and external case conferences through methods such as engaging in practice evaluation, identifying opportunities for change, assessing available resources, initiating solutions and analyzing outcomes; identifies areas for improved efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery to enhance client care services to ensure positive and productive community relationships.

  8. Maintains a variety of records such as workload statistics by methods such as recording information into approved formats under the request and direction of the Manager, Health Services or designate, collating data, analyzing trends, accounting for variances, preparing reports as required and recommending an action plan to the Manager, as required.

  9. Develops, coordinates and delivers in-services, education sessions, presentations and training to clients, families, staff and other caregivers through methods such as collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team, determining relevant content and required handouts, conducting literature searches and planning and coordinating seminars.

  10. Maintains knowledge of mental health as it relates to eating disorders through methods such as reviewing literature and research, consulting with clinical and community experts within the field, evaluating clinical practice and participating in professional development activities in order to improve care through new practices.

  11. Assists in the orientation and training of new staff and provides internal, local and authority training on eating disorders as requested.

  12. Participates in the development and evaluation of eating disorder programs through methods such as collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team, providing input and making recommendations to the appropriate Managers as requested.

  13. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Master's Degree in an applicable social or health sciences program such as Counselling Psychology or Social Work. Two (2) years' recent, related experience working with eating disordered clients, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Eligible for registration with relevant professional association.

Valid B.C. Driver's License and access to personal vehicle for business-related purposes.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of eating disorders intervention strategies.

  • Demonstrated ability to undertake client assessments utilizing mental health and eating disorders standardized tools.

  • Ability to assess, plan, organize, implement, evaluate and problem-solve.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals, groups, and other professionals within an interdisciplinary environment in a diverse community.

  • Ability to work effectively with others, including working effectively in a multicultural environment, independently, as part of an interdisciplinary team and understanding the frameworks of other disciplines.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with clients, families, staff and community agency personnel.

  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload in a complex environment.

  • Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of relevant Acts such as Mental Health Act, Freedom of Information Act, pertinent regulations, policies and procedures, and other statutory duties.

  • Ability to educate and provide consultation to clients, families and healthcare professionals.

  • Ability to develop, coordinate and deliver in-services, presentations, psycho-educational and support groups.

  • Ability to make effective referrals, reflecting in-depth knowledge of community resources and strong collaborative skills in working with other community partners.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of psychiatric diagnosis and professional practice guidelines for the treatment of various disorders.

  • Demonstrated therapeutic skills in the areas of case management, individual and group therapy with adults with various mental disorders including eating disorders.

  • Proficiency in the use of personal computers, including related word processing and database management software applications.

  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.


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