Psychological Services Therapist
The National Alliance for Eating Disorders (formerly The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness) is the leading national nonprofit organization providing referrals, education, and support for all eating disorders. Since October 2000, we have worked tirelessly to raise awareness; eliminate secrecy and stigma; promote access to care; and support those susceptible to, currently experiencing, and recovering from eating disorders.
The Alliance offers comprehensive services, including:
Educational presentations and training days
Free, weekly, clinician-led support groups nationwide (virtual and in-person) for those experiencing eating disorders and for their loved ones
Support and referrals through both our free helpline and comprehensive referral website/app
Direct, low-cost, life-saving, outpatient treatment to underinsured and uninsured adults in the South Florida community
Unique and empowering Southern Smash scale smashing events and SmashTALK panel discussions
Over the past 2 decades, we have demonstrated our tireless commitment to creating change and making a positive impact on our community.
About Psychological Services:
Research shows that only 1 out of 3 individuals get access to eating disorder care. The National Alliance for Eating Disorders' Psychological Services program strives to improve this statistic by providing direct clinical, outpatient services to underinsured and uninsured clients - those who are typically unable to access adequate mental health care. Nearly 7 in 10 psychological services clients report an annual household income of $25,000 or less, while nearly 40% report an annual household income of less than $10,000.
“I am so thankful and grateful to receive care and support from The Alliance, an organization that provides free and low-cost treatment and services. Without them, I would not be where I am today. I felt belittled, judged, and most importantly, ashamed. That’s when I googled ‘eating disorder help’ and found The Alliance. That is where, to this day, I received love, support, comfort, and shoulders to lean on. That is where I found my home away from home and blossomed into the human I am today.”
Apply today to become a Psychological Services therapist with The Alliance and be a part of the change.
Reporting to the Clinical Director, the Psychological Services Therapist will support Psychological Services at the National Alliance for Eating Disorders. We are looking for a licensed therapist, who is able to practice in the state of Florida, and who wants to expand their knowledge of, and gain specialization in, the treatment of eating disorders. In addition, this position will also offer opportunities to work with severe mental illnesses that often accompany eating disorders. Previous experience working in the eating disorder field is desirable, but not necessary.
The Alliance’s Psychological Services Therapist is focused on the care of individuals experiencing an eating disorder, who have no insurance or are underinsured, and historically have had no access to care. Support is also provided for loved ones who often play a significant role in the recovery process. The Alliance’s Psychological Services program is the only program of its kind in the country offering low-cost, specialized eating disorder outpatient care - without a limitation of frequency or duration! Psychological Services at The Alliance provides outpatient treatment for adults of all genders, that present with various eating disorder behaviors and significant comorbidities such as depression, anxiety, personality and mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, dissociative disorders, and more. Modalities of treatment offered at Psychological Services include individual, couples, family, group therapy, and support groups. Our treatment approach is firmly rooted in evidence-based treatment, while being tailored to meet the individual needs of the patients.
This position is generally a 9 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Friday on-site role at The Alliance headquarters. Some travel may be required for events in other cities and states, and flexibility to work evenings and weekends when necessary.
Duties and Responsibilities:
As part of the position, the Psychological Services Therapist will:
Function as a valued member of a clinical team
Operate with a significant degree of autonomy and responsibility, while maintaining close collaborative support with the Clinical Director, Head Training Supervisor, and other staff as needed
Provide outpatient treatment and support (including individual, couples, family, and group therapies) for adults with eating disorders and co-occurring mental illnesses
Work with a multidisciplinary team (including physicians, psychiatrists, nutrition therapists, treatment centers, case managers, and others) to provide comprehensive client care
Receive supervision and weekly treatment case consultations with specialized eating disorder clinicians
Complete and apply to iaedp CEDS certification
Collaborate and participate alongside Alliance staff, including Alliance events and trainings
Supervise undergraduate and/or graduate non-clinical psychology interns
Develop an expertise and familiarity in working with the eating disorder population
An added benefit of the position is the opportunity to earn an iaedp (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals) certification known as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS). The therapist would complete 2,500 hours of eating disorder treatment under the supervision of an iaedp approved supervisor (provided by The Alliance) over the course of 2 years.
Following completion of the required hours and other associated requirements, the applicant will be eligible to receive official iaedp certification. Payment for the certification process, including core classes and exam fees, (as well as time allotted to the certification process) will be covered and provided by the National Alliance for Eating Disorders.
Licensed to practice in the State of Florida (PsyD, PhD, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW, LPC).
Demonstrate creative and collaborative teamwork alongside outpatient treatment providers and experience in psychotherapy services (individual, group, couples, and/or family counseling)
Proficient in providing online clinical therapy sessions, note-taking, and utilizing billing systems (i.e. Therapy Notes, Zoom)
Knowledge of computer systems, internet, and software applications, including Microsoft Office Suite
Willingness to complete iaedp Certification
Prior experience in the eating disorder field
Prior experience with severely mentally ill population
Bilingual in Spanish and English
The Alliance takes pride in offering a robust benefits package to its employees. Below is an overview of some of the offered benefits.
18 PTO days
7 paid holidays
1 floating holiday to use at your discretion
Medical Health Insurance (Alliance covers 60% of monthly premium)
Access to Dental, Vision, other Ancillary Insurances
Employee Assistance Program
Jury and voting leave
Partially paid maternity/paternity leave
Annual salary: $55,000 - $57,000
The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and affirming environment for all employees.