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Child/Adolescent Eating Disorder Therapist

Company: Children's Health Council
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

$10,000 Hiring Bonus for FTE's working .75 or more!!

Could This Be You?

Do you like to work in an environment where we live our mission?
Do you value celebrating our differences and learning from them?
Are you passionate about the work you do?
Do you like the flexibility of being able to work onsite and remotely?
Do you value collaboration?
Are you looking to be empowered as a professional to help us grow as an organizational community?
Are you a skilled cross-cultural communicator, helping cultivate a place of acceptance?
Do you value cross-cultural competence and communication with individuals, teams and systems within our organization?
If you can answer "yes" to these questions, this job could be for you!

At Children's Health Council, we believe in the promise and potential of every child, teen, and young adult. Our mission is to transform young lives by providing culturally responsive best-in-class learning and mental health services to families from diverse backgrounds regardless of language, location, or ability to pay. We specialize in ADHD, Learning Differences, Anxiety & Depression, and Autism. Our strategic priorities include: Being people first and empowering our workforce, creating systems built on equity, access, and inclusion, elevating technology, and strengthening our community partnerships.

With our Clinical Services multiple partnerships with Stanford University Behavioral Health department, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside some of the top mental health professionals in Silicon Valley.

Our Clinical Services team provides expert multidisciplinary evaluation, personalized treatment and innovative programs to increase every youngster's ability to learn and achieve the balance necessary to enhance life experience and improve school performance. The clinic serves children, adolescents, and young adults. Both in our outpatient clinic and in our RISE Intensive Outpatient Program (a joint program between CHC and Stanford University), we have seen a dramatic increase in children, teens, and young adults presenting with eating disorders. We are seeking a psychotherapist or psychologist with a specialty in treating eating disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults to work with clients in our outpatient and IOP clinics. Providing educational workshops at CHC and within the community on topics of expertise are required.


Conduct comprehensive clinical interviews with parents and clients, develop case formulation and synthesize/disseminate significant information to team members.
Develop and deliver psychological treatment plans for children, teens, young adults and their families for eating and related disorders, which may include individual, family, and parent and collateral therapy.
Coordinate clinical care with other disciplines including SLP, OT, education, psychology and psychiatry.
Coordinate clinical care with outside providers including adolescent medicine, developmental and behavioral pediatricians, registered dieticians and nutritionists, and other medical and mental health providers.
Conduct in-service training and seminars at CHC or within the community, including continuing education and parent education.
Attend clinical staff and team meetings as assigned.
Adhere to all mental health legal and ethical mandates and guidelines in the execution of duties, including timely completion of charting, billing, report preparation and ethical/confidentiality issues as outlined by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy or National Association of Social Workers or American Psychological Association or other relevant licensing board.
Participate in IEP conferences and other school meetings to assist school personnel in understanding client issues and rationale for implementation of recommendations when clinically valid.
Meet productivity expectations as assigned by the Division Director. It is expected that clinicians will be at full productivity at the completion of the 3rd month of hire.
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested by Program Manager and Division Director.


Ph.D./Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology or LPCC/LMFT/LCSW from an accredited graduate school, preferably with at least 3 years post degree experience in either/both a pediatric clinic, outpatient mental health, and/or a higher level of eating disorder care (IOP/PHP/CCP/residential treatment)
Valid California license to practice in a mental health field required
Maintenance of valid California license with documentation of continuing education credits submitted to the Board of Behavioral Sciences or American Psychological Association with copy provided to Division Director
Adherence to all professional, ethical, legal and confidentiality issues outlined by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, California Board of Psychology, American Psychological Association, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy or National Association of Social Workers and State and Federal laws (e.g., HIPAA)
Required to show valid COVID vaccination (Medical and Religious Belief exceptions) & TB test results (within the past year)
Knowledge and understanding of eating disorders in adolescents and young adults, including anorexia, bulimia, and ARFID
Extensive experience and knowledge in the assessment and treatment of body image concerns and eating disorders in adolescents and young adults, including training in Family Based Treatment (FBT)
Experience with providing DBT interventions is a plus
Experience working with co-occurring nonsuicidal self-injury and suicidality
Knowledge and understanding of CHC's four areas of expertise: ADHD, LD, anxiety and depression and Autism Spectrum disorders
Knowledge and skills in adolescent individual and family therapies, case formulations and treatment planning
Availability to work when children and teens are available, including afternoon and early evening as needed
Growth-oriented and have a desire for continuous learning and development
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills with both client and colleagues
Flexibility to respond to changing circumstances and priorities within the agency
Knowledge and use of computers and an Electronic Health Record (EHR) is essential.

Competitive Benefits:

We value our employees' time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and an attractive and extensive benefits package for employees working at least.75 FTE or greater, including:

Medical, dental, and vision benefits
Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
Training and development
Educational reimbursement
Adoption assistance
Life and personal accident insurance
Short and long-term disability coverage
Free continuing education classes offered on-site
Paid sick leave
Paid vacation
14-16 paid holidays each year
Employees who work for a non-profit may qualify for loan forgiveness under PSLF
Licensed mental health providers may be eligible for California loan repayment programs

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning, and culture.%2489170%

Keywords: Children's Health Council, Palo Alto , Child/Adolescent Eating Disorder Therapist, Other , Palo Alto, California

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