Job Opportunity

Psychotherapist

POSTED: MARCH 1, 2021, 10:22 AMDEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL POSITION FILLED

Eating Disorders Nova Scotia is a community-based organization with an audacious belief; that no one should have to face an eating disorder alone. We know that with treatment and support recovery is possible. We draw upon the lived-experience of those who have been through an eating disorder, creating an accessible, welcoming, pro-recovery space and supports that are accessible, validating, and compassionate.

Our supports – including one-on-one Mentoring, Peer Support Groups, Peer Support Chat, Workshops, and Family Support – are delivered virtually. A referral or a diagnosis are not required to start one’s healing journey. We know that recovery from an eating disorder is tough – accessing support and treatment shouldn’t be.

We are seeking an experienced therapist with a passion for helping others to join our team. This position works in collaboration with a dietitian and peer mentors to help people move forward in their recovery from an eating disorder, providing individual therapy sessions.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Conduct individual sessions via a secure virtual platform
  • Collaborate on a multidisciplinary team with our Dietitian and Peer Mentors
  • Provide clinical expertise to our Program Coordinator and the Peer Support Team
  • Create welcoming, supportive, and inclusive space for all
  • Participate in our team meetings, and in ongoing training and monthly Interdisciplinary Rounds offered through our partner organizations.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Counselling, Social Work, or other related health field
  • Be a member in good standing with their college or professional association
  • Be able to deliver care to people living in Nova Scotia
  • Preferred 2-4 years of experience working with individuals struggling with eating disorders/disordered eating/body image and trauma
  • Possess an understanding and ability to utilize CBT, DBT, and EFT
  • Utilize a client-centered, recovery-oriented approach
  • Understanding of weight bias and HAES
  • Experience working with emerging adults (17-24) and adult populations
  • Able to work independently as a team and provide detailed and accurate reports
  • Maintain timely clinical records in accordance with PHIA, PIIDPA, FOIPOP and your relevant registering Board’s code of ethics
  • Ability to work in dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Are curious, solutions-focused, and shudder when they hear the expression “Because we’ve always done it that way.”
  • Compassionate, creative, and innovative
  • Possess strong leadership skills; experience in a supervisory role is an asset
  • Carry professional liability insurance

We would love to hear from candidates with a passion for the mission and lived-experience. Additionally, we welcome applicants who have historically been ignored in the eating disorder community, including BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people in larger bodies, and men. Please include a resume and cover letter.

Hours are flexible and self-determined. Daytime, evening and/or weekend hours are possible.

We are open to candidates interested in both full and part time positions.

Salary range: $35-$45/hour

Note: must have access to strong reliable internet for the purpose of delivering virtual sessions, and a secure location to ensure client privacy & confidentiality.

If this sounds like the ideal role for you, here are more reasons why you should apply:

  • An opportunity to be a part of creating a new way of supporting those impacted by eating disorders in a truly client centred, recovery-oriented system
  • Fantastic opportunities to deepen your practice and understanding of eating disorders recovery, and mentor and support learners and new professionals
  • A work culture that prioritizes self-care, and professional growth and development

To apply

Click apply now and send your resume/CV and a letter outlining your experience as they relate to this position to Shaleen Jones, Executive Director. This position will remain open until filled.