Join Like-Minded Clinicians Helping Prevent and Treat Disordered Eating and Body Image. 

  • Are you interested in being a part of a collaborative group practice, rather than on your own in a solo practice?

  • Do you want to make a bigger difference and have a wider reach?

  • Are you interested in Health at Every Size™ and Social Justice to combat body shame?

 

Job Description

Food is Not the Enemy is a community of helping professionals working to enhance the mental well-being of adolescents, adults, families and couples in Vancouver and greater Portland. We are trauma-trained, take a non-diet and Health at Every Size approach to food and weight, and help people heal the underlying emotional and relational challenges to their food and body image concerns. We help people develop strong roots for personal growth and welcome people of all sizes, races, gender identities, and sexual orientations.
 
We are currently seeking a clinical therapist in our Portland, OR office. Clinical therapist will provide outpatient individual and group therapy to clients of Food Is Not the Enemy, with locations in Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA. Clinical therapy services include treatment of adults, adolescents, couples and families. Treatment specialties focus on eating disorders and body image concerns and may include: adolescents, couples, trauma, EMDR, family, etc. We are looking for a therapist who knows their ideal client(s) and specializes in helping one or more types of clients with eating disorders and body image challenges.
 
Reports to: Owner and/or Clinical Director.
 
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
§ Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree in counseling or social work; and
§ Active, unrestricted license (PhD, PsyD, LCSW, LMFT or LPC) in the State of Oregon (must be fully licensed). A copy must be provided to Food Is Not the Enemy.
§ Available to hold at least 10 patient sessions per week, provided such sessions are available and referred/scheduled by Food Is Not The Enemy.
 
Other Qualification Preferences:
§ Prior experience in a private practice setting.
§ At least three years’ experience post-unrestricted licensure.
§ Have at least one niche market for counseling services (i.e., children, teens,
trauma, EMDR, etc.).
 
Please apply if you have:
  • Experience (and are passionate about) working with diverse individuals addressing issues around body/food/weight and trauma.
  • Experience with (or a willingness to learn) a Health at Every Size™ approach to body/food/weight issues.
  • Experience with (or a willingness to learn) an emotional approach to helping clients work with their recovery and healing.
Hours:
Work hours and schedule may vary depending on client and Food Is Not The Enemy needs. Hours include some nights and/or weekends. Therapist is not guaranteed a minimum number of clients or sessions per week. However, it is expected that Therapist will be available to hold at least 10 to 25 patient sessions per week, provided such sessions are available and referred/scheduled by Food Is Not The Enemy. Patient sessions are held in the offices of Food Is Not The Enemy.
Benefits:
  • Supervision and monthly case consultation
  • Spacious, fully furnished, treatment rooms
  • Reception, Scheduling, Office Management, and Marketing services
  • Accounts Management and Insurance Billing
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Perform on-site clinical counseling services to clients of Food Is Not The Enemy, as scheduled, and in accordance with company policies.
  2. Regular and reliable attendance and timely arrival to work is required.
  3. Be properly licensed and abide by all laws, rules, regulations, and codes of ethics that are binding upon or applicable to the services performed for Food Is Not The Enemy.
  4. Respond to clients’ requests for service or calls within 24 hours whether such requests are made in person, by phone, voicemail, etc. or through the Food Is Not The Enemy website. Respond to such requests by meeting, evaluating, and providing services to such clients.
  5. Communicate with a patient’s treatment team (i.e., PCP, psychiatrist, school, etc.) as necessary.
  6. Timely complete written records for each patient including, but not limited to: intake notes, progress notes, treatment plans, termination notes, contract notes, and other forms or documents which may be needed or required from time-to-time by Food Is Not The Enemy or third parties in conjunction with the treatment of the patient within a timely fashion (by Friday of each week). Keep patient files accurate and up to date.
  7. Charge and collect payments from clients for services provided consistent with the policy and rate for such services as established by Food Is Not The Enemy.
  8. Attend mandatory staff meetings and training as directed by Food Is Not The Enemy.
  9. Conduct and regulate counseling services in a professional manner so as to maintain and increase the good will and reputation of Food Is Not The Enemy. Be respectful of and cooperative and collaborative with co-workers.
  10. Other duties which may by assigned by Food Is Not The Enemy.

If interested, please forward the following to Anne Cuthbert ( EMAIL )

Please fill out the Food Is Not The Enemy “EMPLOYMENT QUESTIONNAIRE”
Anne Cuthbert will get back with you to schedule an Interview.

Employment Questionnaire (please Fill Out the Form to Be Considered)

Adolescent / Family Therapist

Food is Not the Enemy currently has an opening for a Washington-licensed mental health therapist (LCSW, LMHC, PhD, or PsyD) to provide counseling services for adolescents and/or families. This is a part-time position (at least 10 clinical hours across at least 2 days, Monday-Sunday) in an outpatient group practice setting in the Vancouver area. You will be paid a percentage of fees collected rather than a salary.

Please apply if you have:

  • Experience (and are passionate about) working with individual adults addressing issues around body/food/weight and trauma.
  • Experience with (or a willingness to learn) a Health at Every Size approach to body/food/weight issues.
  • Experience with (or a willingness to learn) an emotional approach to helping clients work with their recovery and healing.

Why work with Food is Not the Enemy Counseling? 

In working with Food is Not the Enemy, you get all the benefits of private practice, without the isolation and the hassle of the business side of things. You get to focus your energies on seeing clients and receive free onsite case consultation.

Who is Food is Not the Enemy? 

We at Food is Not the Enemy help people in the Vancouver and the greater Portland area align body, mind, and emotions. We are trauma-trained, take a Health at Every Size approach to food and weight, and help people heal the underlying emotional and relational challenges to their food and body image concerns. We help people develop strong roots for personal growth and welcome people of all sizes, races, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

What Food is Not the Enemy needs from you:

  • To be a skilled therapist.
  • To be licensed in the state of Washington (registered interns and associates coming soon).
  • To be trained and practiced in working with individual adults and/or adolescents.
  • To enjoy consulting regularly with colleagues.
  • To be ethically sound, with a good reputation and references to match.
  • To be able to work independently yet collaboratively in a supportive environment.

Bonus points for:

  • Ability to adeptly work with diverse populations and/or other languages.
  • Having experience (and enjoying working with) adolescents, families, and/or couples.
  • Having experience (and enjoying working with) clients who have eating disorders.
  • Already having clinical specialties (such as EMDR).
  • Technically savvy and/or willingness to learn.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume/CV to Anne Cuthbert through my contact page. In addition, please fill out and submit the Food is Not the Enemy Employment Questionnaire.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume/CV to Anne Cuthbert through my contact page. In addition, please fill out and submit the Food is Not the Enemy Employment Questionnaire.

Please fill out the Food Is Not The Enemy “EMPLOYMENT QUESTIONNAIRE”
Anne Cuthbert will get back with you to schedule an Interview.

Employment Questionnaire (please Fill Out the Form to Be Considered)