Milieu Therapist – Full-time

at Opal
Published July 13, 2021
Location Seattle, Washington
Category Advanced Degree Not Required - Administrative Assistant, Behavioral Tech, Advocacy, Research Assistant, etc.  
Job Type Full-time  



-Provide a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment for the partial hospitalization program clients.

-Provide direct assistance throughout day by means of:

  • eating with clients at meals and snack times
  • monitoring bathroom use for eating disordered behaviors
  • socializing and observing clients during breaks and transitions in programming

-Collaborate with other members of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary treatment team

-Help with training new milieu staff

-Assist staff therapists and/or dietitians with tasks related to client care

-Co-facilitate various therapy groups

-Maintain clinical documentation and other administrative tasks required for competent care



-An Associates degree, bachelor’s degree, or working towards bachelor’s degree with emphasis in the study of Psychology; Masters degree in psychology, counseling or social work is preferred

-Live, behave and talk in a way that reflects a non-diet, non-weight biased relationship with food and body.

-Exhibit a high degree of confidentiality and personal boundary setting

-Experience and/or understanding of eating disorders is highly desired; experience in other mental health field beneficial

-Openness to learn new skills and take risks

-Able to address conflict with directness and compassion

-Comfortable with basics of nutrition, ie meal planning, basic cooking skills, grocery shopping, etc.

-Alignment with a Health at Every Size and weight-neutral approach to healthcare



The hours will vary depending on our need at the time of applications.  All hours will be between 7:30am-6:30pm Monday-Friday. On-Call and part time positions available.



Commensurate to experience. Part-time benefits available.

Full-time benefits package includes: Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, PTO, paid holidays, retirement account with employer matching, paid continuing education


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