Senior Nutrition Counsellor
An exciting opportunity has opened up for a full time and permanent Registered Nutritionist/Dietitian at the London Centre for Intuitive Eating.
We are looking for a passionate and experienced candidate to join our team and deliver 1-1 nutrition counselling in Intuitive Eating, eating disorders, and weight-inclusive health care.
At LCIE we pride ourselves on delivering compassionate, personalised care; tailoring our sessions to the individual clients needs and providing a non-judgemental, safe space for healing from food and body image concerns.
The successful candidate will support clients with non-complex eating disorders using a variety of counselling skills, food exposures, menu planning, and body image work. They will also have a working knowledge of trauma informed care, counselling clients with disordered eating and chronic dieting using Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Size and other complementary modalities.
This role will also require an active participation in the day-to-day activities associated with the running of our practice, including supporting online course participants and developing new course content and client facing resources. As such, a team orientated approach to work and experience in public facing nutrition communication is also desirable.
Manage a client caseload including a mix of eating disorder, disordered eating and chronic dieting clients. Clients may also have co-occuring concerns such as irritable bowel syndrome, PCOS and amenorrhea, amongst others.
Communicate and liaise with other members of the client’s care team including GP, psychiatrist or therapist.
Provide in-app support to clients between sessions (where relevant).
Support other team members in the development of accessible client and clinician information sheets, covering a range of different nutrition-related issues from a non-diet perspective.
Critically appraise and review scientific literature.
Help manage online courses.
Help organise and eventually facilitate workshops for individuals on various aspects of Intuitive Eating.
Administrative responsibilities; social media content development & newsletter scheduling.
The role may include other reasonable and similar responsibilities.
Qualifications & skills:
Must have a minimum of a BSc in Clinical Nutrition and/or Dietetics
Must be eligible for registration or already registered with either:
- Association for Nutrition (A/RNutr) or
- Health Care Professions Council (RD).
Must have strong professional interest in intuitive eating, Health at Every Size and Non-Diet Nutrition. 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 have a minimum of 3-5 years clinical experience with eating disorders and disordered eating.
Must have additional training/experience in behaviour change or counselling skills – such as Motivational interviewing/CBT/ACT/DBT, and show a commitment to ongoing CPD.
Must have 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 both independently and collaboratively as part of a wider team.
Must be compassionate and have a strong interest in working with eating disorders.
Advanced degree or post-graduate training in eating disorders.
Experience with body image work.
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 16th December 2019 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 separately discuss (in 500 words) why you believe it is important to provide nutrition counselling for eating disorders from a weight-inclusive perspective.
This is a full-time, permanent role – 40 hours/week.
Working hours: Monday-Friday 9am – 6pm. Thursday 11am – 8pm.
Starting salary: Up to £40, 000 pa. Your salary will reflect your level of experience and will be reviewed annually.
Applications due by 5pm Monday 16th December 2019. No late applications will be accepted.
The position will start from January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. Exact starting date can be discussed.
The position is based at the London Centre for Intuitive Eating in Dalston, East London. It is not a distance position.
This role is open to those who have completed a degree programme in Nutrition or Dietetics. Applications from nutritional therapists will not be considered for this position.