Vancouver Coastal Health

Eating Disorders Therapist

Job Description

Job Title: Eating Disorders Therapist

Work Site:


Eating Disorders, Transitions Program, Richmond Hospital - Richmond, BC
Status: Regular Full Time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $35.65 - $44.56 per hour



0900-1700 (1130-1930 every other Tuesday)

Days off: Saturday, Sunday, Statutory Holidays 

Reference#: 159270-jzh


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

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for an Eating Disorders Therapist to join the Transitions team at Richmond Hospital in Richmond, BC.  Apply today to join our team!


As an Eating Disorders Therapist with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Work as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide therapeutic treatment services for youth and adults, including those who speak Cantonese and/or Mandarin, presenting with body image concerns and/or disordered eating.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate group therapy modules and facilitate individual and group therapy.
  • Provide case management, comprehensive treatment plans, and support discharge planning services.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team and other community resources, provide consultation services and education as appropriate.
  • Participate in committees and meetings, engage in on-going program planning, development and quality improvement activities, and maintain and update own knowledge.


Education & Experience

  • Masters’ degree in a Behavioural Science from a recognized program.

  • Two years (2) years’ recent related experience providing therapy to youth and/or adults with a focus in the treatment of disordered eating, or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.

  • Valid BC Driver’s Licence. Local travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of youth and adult mental health with a focus on disordered eating including best practices and modalities of treatment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of family therapy related to eating disorders.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of group therapy.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of psychotherapeutic and counselling skills.
  • Broad knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures relating to children, youth and their families.
  • Broad knowledge of community resources, service mandates and referral guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in English, Cantonese and Mandarin (verbally and in writing) and deal effectively with clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, 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 facilitate groups.
  • 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.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. 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. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

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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