Center for Discovery

Registered Dietitian

Job Locations US-NY-East Quogue
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/26/2018 12:54 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Job Type
On Call


About Center For Discovery

Center For Discovery has a 20-year legacy of transforming lives by promoting health, healing and hope to our clients and their families.  We are a national leader in behavioral healthcare and offer world-class treatment for eating disorders, mental health and substance abuse conditions.  We serve adolescents and adults in both residential and outpatient settings.  It is our mission to create a transformative therapeutic experience aimed at profoundly and creatively facilitating behavioral, emotional and spiritual growth.  We place a high priority on providing an environment that supports an unlimited capacity for learning, and we seek qualified individuals who share our passion for improving the lives of those we serve.


Benefits of Working at Center For Discovery

At Center For Discovery you will have the opportunity to work closely within a team of professionals consisting of eating disorder and mental health experts, all dedicated to promoting lasting health and healing.  Clinical supervision and guidance are provided on total client care and therapeutic milieu management, as well as career growth and personal development oversight.  You will develop an individualized growth plan which will help you develop your professional skills and career objectives.


Additional benefits include:

  • Supervision and sponsorship for Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitians Certification (CEDRD):  for professionals to deepen their understanding of the complexity of eating disorders and co-occurring disorders, to refine their clinical approach, and to gain confidence in their role
  • Sponsorship for the The Carminio Institute – which provides rigorous education and instruction including hands-on skill building.  Participants who graduate from The Carminio Institute will develop a deeper understanding of themselves as leaders, professionals, and clinicians.  
  • Modern, home-like office space
  • Team-building exercises and activities
  • Family-style meals provided

The Facility

Your workplace is in a beautiful home in a nice residential neighborhood, with bedrooms, kitchen, living rooms and more (for a virtual tour please visit our website at  Treatment in this home setting allows our clients to feel comfortable in familiar surroundings and provides greater transferability and internalization of the treatment experience for when returning home.  Generally, we accommodate no more than six clients at a time to optimize individualized treatment plans and provide a high staff-to-client ratio.

The Position

This is an on-call position where hours are determined based on the respective coverage needs of the week. There are no guaranteed hours in a week, but the on-call schedule is typically given out about two weeks ahead of time. The Registered Dietitian (RD) at Center for Discovery is a vital part of our comprehensive treatment team. They are responsible for all dietary services and interact closely with our clients. The RD is responsible for consulting in a collaborative fashion with the Discovery treatment team to ensure the best standard of nutrition and dietary services are achieved. Responsibilities include dietary support and supervision, grocery budget allocation, nutrition component design, creation of original class protocols, training new RD’s, and working in collaboration with the Program Director to provide dietary employee reviews and support.



  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree at a US accredited university or college and course work accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and an RD credential
  • Licensed registered dietitian strongly preferred
  • Two years’ experience in dietary education and management preferred
  • Eating disorder experience preferred
  • Able to provide documentation or obtain a state required food handler's permit, or Serve Safe Certification, upon hire


  • Consulting and supporting dietary staff at the assigned facility
  • Leading the Dietary Exposure groups, Nutrition Education groups and Restaurant Exposure outings
  • Meeting with clients in one-on-one meetings
  • Managing the grocery budget
  • Initiating accounts/agreements with dietary supplement companies
  • Analyzing food service providers to ensure quality products at cost effective prices
  • Supervising quarterly revision of the cycle menu
  • Designing dietary components in compliance with Department of Health, Joint Commission Accreditation standards. This is in collaboration with the Director of Performance Improvement
  • Training new Registered Dietitians and other dietary staff
  • Supervising Diet Technicians
  • Attending weekly treatment team meetings
  • Team-building exercises and activities
  • May be required to travel to other facilities to attend trainings


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