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Child and Family Eating Disorder Therapist (Full- or Part-Time)

Helping children, youth, young adults, and their families find their path to healing and hope is at the core of our work. We can only achieve this by striving for excellence and providing an array of services that are needed and wanted by the community we serve. We are continuing to expand our service array and locations where we provide services, with therapists in more schools and social service agencies. As we expand our services to serve more than 800 children, youth, and young adults each month – regardless of payer, gender identity, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, or place of origin – we do so with the intention that we would want our own families to use these services should they need them. The staff at Ryther are committed to creating and maintaining a culture that is informed and reflective of trauma recovery and racial equity and social justice principles.


Provide comprehensive and culturally responsive mental health services for emotionally disturbed children and clients with eating disorders and their families.  Provide crisis intervention and case management services to caseload clients and families.


  • Provide individual, group, and family therapy, which addresses the needs of the client within the context of the individual's home and community.

  • Encourage and utilize individual and family strengths and capabilities.

  • Develop initial psychosocial assessments, problems lists, and treatment plans.

  • Provide intensive home-based services if indicated and in accordance with the designated treatment plan.

  • Provide required case management services and inter-agency collaboration.

  • May provide crisis services to clients and families.

  • Write treatment notes, managed care documentation, reports, and summaries as necessary.

  • Maintain case records in accordance with licensing, accreditation, and agency requirements.

  • Develop working relationships with potential referral services.

  • Maintain appropriate personal and professional boundaries with clients, families, co-workers, and community resources.

  • Maintain all necessary credentials per agency and licensing requirements.

  • May oversee/provide clinical supervision of outpatient staff and student interns

  • Demonstrate a high degree of skill in communication and positive interaction with all Ryther employees, prospective employees, external agencies/companies, and the community at large.


  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain both client and employee confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, contract requirements, or other applicable laws and regulations.

  • 21 or more years of age.

  • Master's degree in Psychology, social work, counseling, or related field.

  • At least 2 years of experience working with children and youth in a community mental health setting.

  • At least 1 year of experience providing eating disorder-specific treatment utilizing evidence-based treatments such as CBT-E or FBT.

  • Registered Counselor with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). Full licensure or Associate license in Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy is appropriate.

  • Must provide own transportation.

  • Ability to use Electronic Health Record to document client interactions.

  • Ability to cooperate as a member of an inter-disciplinary treatment team.

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