Diet Tech - Eating Disorder - Residential Program
The Diet Tech is responsible to consult with the Registered Dietitian to ensure implementation of the best standard of nutrition and dietary services. The Diet Tech is responsible for implementing the dietary component within the program. Responsibilities include dietary support, grocery budget allocation, client menu planning, maintaining a clean and well stocked kitchen, cooking and baking as recommended, and appropriately discerning between appropriate and inappropriate client eating behaviors. Please Note: This is a Per Diem position QualificationsThe Diet Tech must have experience in dietary education and managementExperience in implementation of dietary exchange pattern preferredThe Diet Tech must be pursuing a career in the field of Nutrition, through an Accredited Undergraduate Program in Nutrition or Diet Tech Certification Program. Must also have the ability to provide documentation or obtain a state required food handlers permit, or Serve Safe Certification, upon hire. ResponsibilitiesMaintains a well-stocked kitchen through grocery purchases, upholding proper sanitation requirements that are in compliance with Department of Health, Joint Commission Accreditation standards.Analyze food service providers to ensure quality products at cost effective prices.Purchase all grocery items for facility, considering variety, special diets, and food safetyPrepare dinner daily, monitoring client consumption of appropriate exchange patternCook and bake with clients as therapeutically recommended by DietitianParticipate in fun food challenge and restaurant experiential weeklyEnforce dietary program and advise clients appropriately on food choicesConducts client calorie counts weeklyRotate Emergency Food Supply quarterly Knowledge/Skills/Competencies: Must have a thorough knowledge of nutrition and dietary interventions in the mental health field; able to communicate with persons from all educational and cultural backgrounds; have strong written and verbal communication skills; must demonstrate tact, initiative, resourcefulness, professional manner, enthusiasm, and a non-judgmental attitude. The Diet Tech must be self-motivated and creative as well as possess strong management skills.Must have a sound knowledge of motivational interviewingAble to demonstrate understanding of the medical consequences of eating disorders, the hazards of re-feeding and how to avoid complications.Able to implement an individualized menu plan for each of the different types of eating disorders.Must have the ability to implement specific dietary exchange patterns through knowledge of portion size and caloric recommendations set by the Dietitian.Must have the ability to maintain professional boundaries with staff and clients.Must have the ability to communicate effectively to all staff in implementing the dietary program. Company Description: Join Us In Making a Difference! Center For Discovery is the fastest growing behavioral health company providing residential and outpatient treatment for adolescents and adults across the country. We are a mission driven, passionate group of over 1000 healthcare professionals whose primary purpose is to support those affected by eating disorders, mental health, and substance abuse issues by offering hope and healing on their journey towards recovery. With over 50 locations across the country we attract motivated, caring professionals that are invested in making a difference. If your desire is to be a part of team whose purpose is driven by compassion and produces tangible results, then Center For Discovery is where you will find it. If you are seeking a professional life that offers a company culture like no other and unlimited potential for advancement, then Center For Discovery invites you to join us. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. If you meet the minimum qualification, you will be contacted to further the application process. We conduct Live Scan fingerprinting for some of our locations in California. The results we receive are the following: Crimes relating to child abuse or elder abuse, Sex Offenders, and Convictions or incarcerations in the last 10 years as a result of committing: theft, robbery, burglary or any felony More information on live scan can be found here: https://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints No phone calls, outside agencies, or recruiters.