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Clinician (Remote)

Walden Behavioral Care LLC
Roseland, NJ
  • Posted: 6 days ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Clinician (FT/PT) for the Free to Be Program (Virtual Position)


Description:

Clinician for the Free to Be program: An adult intensive outpatient program for binge and emotional eating


Job Summary:

We are seeking a therapist with experience working with adults, who has interest in advanced training in eating disorders (specifically binge eating disorder) to provide brief individual and family therapy, case management and therapy group leadership on an interdisciplinary team.


Hours/Shift: The program is currently fully virtual, allowing flexibility for those interested in working remotely. We also have office space availability for those looking to spend some time working in a mental health milieu, amongst colleagues. We would consider either a full-time OR part-time position. Our programming runs during the day (beginning at 11:15 am) and evening, so one to two evenings per week would be expected as part of this position.


Program Description:

At Walden we recognize the benefits of tailored programming for people with binge eating disorder (BED), emotional eating, compulsive eating and food addiction. We individualize the treatment plan for each client to utilize a variety of therapeutic, nutritional, and medical approaches that effectively treat this type of eating problem. This program was designed to address the following common core features: Shame, Guilt, Self-blame, Secretiveness, and Misidentification (mislabeling the ED for years). We have constructed a targeted program to increase our client’s sense of hope, control, community, and self-worth. Our group therapy curriculum is dedicated to the following approaches: psychotherapy, nutrition education and counseling, expressive arts, and movement.


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Provide brief individual therapy and clinical case management that is aligned with the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care, in a manner consistent with the philosophy and objectives of Walden Behavioral Care and regulatory agencies.
  • Conduct individual, group and family therapy, psychosocial assessments, treatment planning, insurance utilization reviews, and discharge planning for an average of 10 patients
  • As needed, continue case management of clients who transition to the partial hospitalization (day treatment) program at Walden Behavioral Care
  • Work collaboratively with the clinical treatment team (dietitians, mental health counselors, psychiatric nurse practitioners) and across the Walden continuum of care (intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, residential, inpatient)
  • Attend weekly treatment team and clinical supervision meetings
  • Conduct crisis intervention as needed and liaison services with referral sources
  • Work to ensure that all required documentation is completed in a timely and professional manner, as well as meeting the requirements of professional and regulatory agencies
  • Embrace opportunities for supervision, training, program development, and consultation services


Training opportunities:

Walden Behavioral Care approaches the treatment of eating disorders from a multimodal and multidisciplinary approach. The therapy curriculum is designed to encompass a variety of evidence-based therapies, shown to be effective in the treatment of eating disorders. Experience with any of the following orientations is excellent but not required. Training opportunities in the following treatments are ongoing:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational interviewing (MI)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Expressive arts


Education:

  • PhD, PsyD, or Master's Degree in social work, psychology or counseling


Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience providing direct clinical care in a mental health setting with adults
  • Preferred clinical experience: Impulsive behaviors, ambivalence toward treatment, complex/multi-diagnostic clinical presentations
  • Clinical training in crisis management, expressive arts, higher levels of care is particularly attractive but not required.


Licensure/Certification:

  • Independent license, preferred (various state licenses considered for a remote position)
  • Supervision available for those who are license-eligible in MA, CT, GA, VT, NY
  • CPR certification, required prior to starting


Knowledge:

  • Must have enthusiasm to be a team player in a growing program within a full system of care
  • Must have strong clinical, organizational and communication skills
  • Must possess knowledge of therapeutic group process, therapeutic relationships and boundary setting, age-specific growth and development, crisis management
  • Must have strong clinical, organizational and communication skills
  • Must possess knowledge of psychiatric group process, individual therapy, goal setting and treatment plan design, age-specific growth and development, limit setting and behavior management, crisis management with aggressive behaviors.


Required competencies:

  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize independently
  • Ability to multi-task in a changing and fast paced mental health environment
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, team environment
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing


Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package (Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and dependent coverage
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • Unparalleled mentoring and support
  • Many more!


About Walden Behavioral Care. Walden Behavioral Care is a rapidly-growing, national mental healthcare system specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and mental health conditions. We are one of the only organizations in the country to welcome individuals of all ages and all genders at all levels of care. Since 2003, we have helped more than 20,000 individuals progress in their path to healing. With 15 locations and more than 450 dedicated care professionals across Connecticut, Massachusetts and in Georgia, we are committed to changing lives, one person at a time. Using evidence-based treatment, proven to support long-term recovery, we are passionate about providing all individuals with the specialized care they need and deserve.

At Walden we are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace, where we celebrate our employees, our patients and the communities we work with. In recruiting for our team we welcome the unique contributions only you can bring in terms of your education, culture, opinions, experience and background. Join us and find out how you can make a difference today.

At Walden all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Walden Behavioral Care LLC

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