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Recovery Coach 

Recovery Coach Job Description and Duties: 

BALANCE eating disorder treatment center™ is seeking a Recovery Coach for our eating disorder programs. Applicants must be available to work during one of the following periods:

  • Day Program: Monday-Friday 7:30 am-2:00 pm

  • Evening Program: Monday-Thursday 5:00 pm-9:00 pm

  • Saturday Program: 8:00 am - 2:15 pm

The Facility

BALANCE eating disorder treatment center™ is an outstanding outpatient eating disorder center in the heart of NYC. Our specialized programs include an integrated Day Treatment Program (DTP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Program hours are Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am and 9 pm, and Saturday 9 am to 2 pm. Clients attend as many as six days or as few as three days per week, as clinically appropriate.

The Position

A Recovery Coach is an essential part of the team.  He/She determines and orders meals for the BALANCE programs according to client food preferences, food allergies and budgetary considerations; sets up meals for clients; maintains cleanliness of the kitchen and dining room; and provides and maintains spreadsheets and records. The Recovery Coach is responsible for ensuring the food and meal provisions of the clinic stay on budget, and that food handling is always maximally sanitary.  The Recovery Coach will also provide support to the RD’s and Administrative staff as needed. 

Responsibilities of the Recovery Coach include but are not limited to:

  • Determine and order meals for programs per established meal schedule

  • Plate and provide appropriate portioning for each meal and snack according to client meal plans and preferences

  • Set-up and breakdown of meals, snacks and individual meal supports

  • Lead and prepare client snacks

  • Assist with Tuesday afternoon cooking group

  • Maintain excellent hygiene of the kitchen, dining room and public office spaces

  • Provide support to RD as needed (i.e. when out to eat, grocery shopping)

  • Provide support to administrative staff as needed

  • Ensure all meals and food orders stay within our clinic budget - daily, weekly and monthly.

  • Maintain associated spreadsheets and records, and report these monthly to the CEO

  • Attend weekly RC meetings to ensure excellent communication and improvements of operations and processes

Provide excellent communication to fellow RCs and RDs as needed regarding day-to-day operations of kitchen


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition/Dietetics (3rd & 4th year students will be considered)

  • Detail oriented as well as being neat and organized

  • Possess time management skills

  • Interested in gaining experience in eating disorders, mental health, or nutrition

Preferred Experience:

  • Food Service

  • Knowledge of the Food Exchange System

Great opportunity for a nutrition student eager to get eating disorder/food service experience before completing their dietetic internship.

Please email resume and cover letter with the subject “Recovery Coach” to Summer Husain, Office Administrator at