Hey guys, I’ve had lots of requests from students for work experience/shadowing/mentoring and as much as I’d love to help everyone out I just don’t have the capacity for it right now. I do have a great opportunity for one new grad to intern with me this summer; if things go well it could lead to a permanent role come autumn. See below for job description and how to apply. If you don’t meet the criteria, there are other ways we can work together; if you haven’t already, join my Non-Diet Facebook group – we hold monthly meet-ups where we cover the basics of the non-diet approach in practice. I also have a 6 unit CPD course endorsed by AfN, and in the next month or so I’ll be adding 1-1 mentoring and clinical supervision sessions. If you’d like to know more about supervision, please send an email to harriet@laurathomasphd who will send details as they become available.
This is an exciting opportunity for a graduate of nutrition or dietetics who’d like to develop their skills and gain more confidence and experience working with clients in private practice using the Intuitive Eating and non-diet model. You will be fully trained to counsel individuals with disordered eating and help them develop a healthier relationship to food and body image using behaviour change strategies. You will also get first-hand experience of the broad range of skills needed to run a nutrition business. This role has the potential to become permanent at the end of the 4 month period.
Develop and deliver Intuitive Eating workshops
Counsel clients (initially under supervision, moving to independent practice)
Help manage online courses
Administrative responsibilities; social media & newsletter scheduling
Manage bibliographic databases
Develop protocols for and systems for interventions
Critically appraise and review scientific literature
Qualifications & skills:
Must be eligible for registration with the Association for Nutrition (ANutr) or Health Care Professions Council (RD).
Having research experience is preferable but not essential.
Strong written & verbal communicator; you will be able to write in an academic style (appropriate for publication in a journal), as well as communicate complex scientific ideas to a lay audience.
You will be well organised, self-motivated, driven and able to work independently.
Must have knowledge of non-diet approach and demonstrate understanding of weight-inclusive paradigm. You will receive training in the clinical aspects of this work, but a baseline understanding of the theory is essential.
Must be compassionate and have a strong interest in working with disordered eaters.
Must have a strong interest in freelance nutrition.
Additional training in behaviour change skills – such as Motivational interviewing/CBT
Familiarity with software such as Canva, Mailchimp, WordPress
How to apply:
Please send CV and covering letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this role to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 30th April at 5pm. Your covering letter should explain why you are interested in working with a non-diet approach, your career goals, and why you are suitable for this role. You should also discuss how you might respond to a client saying “I want to lose weight” in 500 words or less. You should also include a minimum of three citations and a bibliography to demonstrate the correct use of references.
This is a part time role – 20 hours per week for 16 weeks
London Living Wage – £10.20 ph
Applications due by 5pm April 30th 2018
The position is flexible but will be roughly early June to September (4 months)
Interviews will be conducted in early May – you will be contacted to determine a time for an in-person interview
The position is based at the London Centre for Intuitive Eating in East London near Bethnal Green tube/Cambridge Heath Overground. It is not a distance position.
This role is open to those who have completed (or will shortly complete) a degree programme in Nutrition or Dietetics. Applications from nutritional therapists will not be considered for this position.