Center for Discovery

  • Diet Tech

    Job Locations US-CT-Greenwich
    Posted Date 4 months ago(1/18/2018 6:27 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Type
    On Call
  • Overview

    Position Overview

    The Diet Tech consults with the Registered Dietitian to ensure implementation of the best standard of nutrition and dietary services. 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. This experience will prepare you to be a Registered Dietitian with hands on experience, learning from awesome professionals, and working closely with a complex population.



    At Center For Discovery you will have the opportunity to work closely with a tight-knit team of professionals with the common goal of transforming lives. Treatment occurs in a modern upscale, professional and cozy office environment which makes for a unique, comfortable, and professional work environment.

    Staff participate in a specialized multidisciplinary team that meets weekly. Clinical supervision and guidance are provided by a team of experts on client care, therapeutic milieu management, third party payer communications, as well as career growth and personal development.

    Additional benefits include but are not limited to:

      • Working with a team that is made up of eating disorder and mental health experts
      • An individualized growth plan which will help you develop your professional skills and career goals.
      • Fun team building exercises and activities
      • A modern, home-like office space


    On call schedule usually means between 5 and 15 hours a week

    On Call schedule means there are no guaranteed hours. On Call Diet Techs cover paid time off of other Diet Techs. 



    Facility Details

    This position is at an outpatient eating disorder facility for adults and adolescents in age-specific treatment groups, with comprehensive family program and family support. Our specialized programs are integrated partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. Program hours are Monday through Friday, between the hours of 11 am and 8 pm, Saturday 9 am to 3 pm. Clients attend as many as six days or as few as three days per week, as clinically appropriate.

    As each client begins one of our eating disorder outpatient programs, they are assessed by our multidisciplinary team and provided with a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan.



    • Experience in implementation of dietary exchange pattern preferred
    • The 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.
    • The Diet Tech must have experience in dietary education



    • Maintains a well-stocked kitchen through grocery purchases, upholding proper sanitation requirements.
    • Analyze food service providers to ensure quality products at cost effective prices.
    • Purchase all grocery items for facility, considering variety, special diets, and food safety.
    • Prepare dinner daily, monitoring client consumption of appropriate exchange pattern.
    • Cook and bake with clients as therapeutically recommended by Dietitian.
    • Participate in fun food challenge and restaurant experiences.
    • Enforce dietary program and advise clients appropriately on food choices.
    • Conducts client calorie counts weekly.


    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. Our Diet Techs are self-motivated and creative.

    • Must have a sound knowledge of motivational interviewing.
    • Able 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.


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