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Therapeutic Assistant: 1st shift

Job in Durham - Durham County - NC North Carolina - USA
Company: Veritas Collaborative
Full Time position
Listed on 2019-07-15
Job specializations:
  • Healthcare
    Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Medical Specialist, Clinic
  • Doctor/Physician
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position: Therapeutic Assistant: 1st shift, Thursday- Saturday

Job Description

Veritas Collaborative is currently seeking a part- time, 1st shift Therapeutic Assistant for the Child & Adolescent Hospital in Durham, NC.

The Therapeutic Assistant I is responsible for providing support for patients and ensuring that a safe environment is maintained in the treatment facility. Therapeutic Assistants supervise and coach patients during meals, supervise and lead activities, transport and supervise patients on outings, and provide skills coaching when needed.

The Therapeutic Assistant I 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 I 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 I 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 Registered Nurses; 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.

Apply now to the Part - Time Therapeutic Assistant I position with Veritas Collaborative: (Please contact us using the "Apply for this Job Posting" box below)/en-US/Veritas/Posting/View/155.

Company Description

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.

Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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