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Therapeutic Assistant: PRN

RTP-Clinical, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America Req #233
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
About Veritas Collaborative

Veritas Collaborative is a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders. Providing a range of services for individuals of all ages, we offer inpatient, acute residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care. Each patient’s care is individualized, evidence-based, and delivered in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment. Multidisciplinary treatment teams – made up of highly dedicated physicians, psychiatrists, dietitians, culinary professionals, therapists, nurses, education coordinators, administrative professionals, and skilled therapeutic assistants – aim to equip each patient and family with skills to continue recovery in the home environment.

Our Culture

We are a growing, mission-driven organization with a singular vision: a world in which all persons with eating disorders and their families have access to best-practice care and hold hope for a cure.

We expect a lot out of our employees; that’s why we hire people who share our passion for leaving the world a better a place than we found it. If you find yourself drawn to a stimulating, innovative environment, you’ll be happy you chose to work at Veritas Collaborative. We share a common belief that eating disorders are lethal, but they don’t have to be.

Join us, and help us save lives.

The Therapeutic Assistant will provide a positive environment for supportive, recovery-based treatment while maintaining appropriate, therapeutic boundaries with patients and families at all times. The Therapeutic Assistant will consume all assigned meals (snacks, etc.) with patients and/or families to model normalized eating behavior, while on shift. Supervise, support, and monitor patients during eating opportunities (meals, snacks, etc.), hygiene, and bathroom activities. Document observations of behavior (meals, input/output, self-injurious behaviors, etc.) in a clear, concise, professional and timely manner. Transport and supervise patients on outings and outdoor recreation. Engage in de-escalation techniques with patients, as needed and appropriate.  
 

Therapeutic Assistant Education and Experience Requirements: 
 

·         High school diploma required 

·         An undergraduate degree from an accredited university or equivalent combination of experience and education in human services preferred 

·         Prefer 2 years of experience in the mental health field 

·         Current CPR and/or CPI certification useful 

·         Understanding of eating disorders is preferred 

·         Understanding of DBT and/or FBT, preferred 

·         Superior customer service and communication skills 

·         Ability to problem solve and self-motivate 

·         Bi-lingual in English/Spanish, preferred 

·         Ability to work rotating weekends

 

Veritas Collaborative is a growing, mission-driven organization with a singular vision: a world in which all persons with eating disorders and their families have access to best-practice care and hold hope for a cure. We expect a lot out of our Therapeutic Assistant; that’s why we hire people who share our passion for leaving the world a better a place than we found it. If you find yourself drawn to a stimulating, innovative environment, you’ll be happy you chose to work at Veritas Collaborative. We share a common belief that eating disorders are lethal, but they don’t have to be.

At Veritas Collaborative, all full-time employees are eligible for benefits, including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Paid-Time Off and 401(k).

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • RTP-Clinical, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America