Center for Discovery

  • Registered Dietitian

    Job Locations US-CA-Pleasanton
    Posted Date 5 months ago(5 months ago)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Type
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    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.  



    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:

      • Modern, home-like office space
      • Team-building exercises and activities
      • Family-style meals provided 

    Position Overview

    This is a part-time position. 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.


    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.



    • 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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