Eating Disorder Technician

at The Emily Program
Location St. Paul, Minnesota
Date Posted February 28, 2019
Category Technician
Job Type Full-time


Description Position Summary:
Monitors and assists clients in the residential milieu, leads activities designed to help the residents adjust to living in a community setting, and assists the residents in gaining the skills needed to manage their eating disorder. Plays an integral role in
the day to day function of the clients’ experience


  • Partners with the multi-disciplinary team on care plan and treatment
  • Assists in resident admissions
  • Available to support and assist in programming; or to support when programming is not scheduled
  • Participates in case management and/or case consult as part of the client treatment team
  • Participates in therapeutic meals and snacks and provides support to residents at mealtimes and snacks
  • Supports residents during structured outings and recreation
  • Responsible for knowing where the clients are at all times
  • Available to engage, challenge, and support residents as needed
  • Monitors and supports bathroom use per client treatment direction.
  • Monitors and documents exercise
  • Responsible for enforcing appropriate policies with residents and completing all expected tasks including hourly room-checks
  • Cleans the residential facility as needed
  • Assists residents in pass planning and pass processing
  • Reports observations and documents in charts
  • May assist kitchen staff with food or meal prep as needed
  • Performs additional duties as assigned
Requirements Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Current Basic Life Support certification required (American Heart Association) within 30 days from date of hire.
  • Previous direct mental health experience preferred


  • Qualified BA or BS degree in psychology, social work or related health field required


  • Exhibits passion for our clients, values, and organization
  • Demonstrates excellent clinical customer service using therapeutic communication skills to build strong client relationships and improve outcomes
  • Participates in providing clinically competent care by self/staff/team through education, role modeling, teambuilding, clinical documentation and quality monitoring
  • Uses leadership, team building, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills to build partnerships within and across system
  • Engages in self-evaluation process, seeking feedback regarding own practice, from clients, peers, professional colleagues and others

Workplace Environment:

  • Standing 70-75% and Sitting 25-30%.
  • Bending, twisting, kneeling, stooping or crouching when appropriate, on occasion.
  • Lift, carry, push or pull up to approx. 30 pounds (supplies, etc.)
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