Vancouver Coastal Health

Therapist - Eating Disorders

Job Description

Job Title: Therapist - Eating Disorders
Work Site:

Secondary Eating Disorders, Goldcorp Centre for Mental Health - Vancouver, BC

Additional Site: Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre

Status: Temporary Full Time
Start Date:

As soon as possible until approximately January 2022

Salary: $34.95 - $43.58 per hour


Days off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays

Reference#: 135773-smu


Come work as a Therapist, Eating Disorders with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Therapist, Eating Disorders with a Master's Degree in a behavioural science to join the Vancouver Mental Health Services Eating Disorders team. Apply today to join our team!


As a Therapist focused in Eating Disorders you will:

  • Provide treatment services for the designated client population (adults, children and/or youth) with eating disorders.
  • Perform psychosocial assessments and provide treatment services such as individual therapy, family therapy, and education.
  • Provide consultation, case management and therapy on complex cases.
  • Participate in the collaborative process of developing and adjusting treatment plans, and initiate and participate in case conferences/meeting with clients and families.
  • Provide information to families and the general public, consult with other service providers, and collaborate with colleagues which may include school districts, physicians, community agencies, hospitals and others.
  • Provide referrals to appropriate community treatment alternatives and services.
  • Participate in committees, community initiatives, team meetings, community education and engage in ongoing team planning and quality improvement activities.


Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, and the Central Coast. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.



Education & Experience

  • Master's degree in a behavioral science from a recognized program.
  • Two (2) years’ recent related experience providing individual, group and / or family therapy to the designated client population within the program (Child and Youth) with disordered eating.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License. Local travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.
  • Experience working with youth-related agencies preferred


Knowledge & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of disordered eating in the designated client population including best practices and modalities of treatment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of psychotherapeutic and counselling skills.
  • Broad knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures relating to clients and their families.
  • Broad knowledge of community resources, service mandates and referral guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with clients and their families, colleagues, physicians and other health care professionals, both one-on-one and in groups.
  • Demonstrated listening and information seeking skills that promote communication and lead to a co-operative approach to problem solving within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide supervision, consultation, leadership and facilitation.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, organize work and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct mental health assessments and provide treatment planning and case coordination.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with community partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve, adjust to new or unexpected events, and deal effectively with conflict situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to operated related office equipment.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Basic computer literacy and ability to operate a computerized client care information system and work processing, spread sheet, Internet and email software.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.



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