eating disorder Clinical Director Position

We are looking for an experienced, passionate and ambitious Eating Disorder Clinical Director to join our team at BALANCE eating disorder treatment center™ in New York City.

The Facility

BALANCE eating disorder treatment center™ is at 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

This is a full-time Clinical Director position. The Clinical Director role is a vital leadership position and integral to the successful management of our programs. The Clinical Director provides direction and supervision to the entire clinical staff. The position is 50% managerial responsibilities and 50% clinical, which includes running multiple groups in DTP and IOP, as well as case management. The Clinical Director provides oversight of clinical documentation and Utilization Review matters. He/she ensures that best practices are followed, both for clinical treatments and program management, in accordance with company policies and NYS requirements. The Clinical Director consults with all departments on an as-needed basis to ensure the healthy functioning of the program and clinical treatment of its clients. The Clinical Director must be a licensed clinician (PsyD, LMFT, LCSW, LPC, etc.) in New York State. 

About BALANCE

BALANCE has a 10-year legacy of transforming lives through the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image issues by promoting health, healing, and hope to our clients and their families.  We serve adolescents and adults of all genders, providing all levels of outpatient care. It is our mission to create a transformative therapeutic experience based on our nutritional philosophy of intuitive eating using the All Foods Fit Model. At BALANCE we employ a diversity of treatment modalities to help clients develop a neutral and peaceful relationship with food, body acceptance, and positive self-esteem. 

 Our programs incorporate: relational psychotherapy; behavioral therapies (CBT, DBT, ACT, RO-DBT); expressive therapies (art, drama & movement), yoga and mindfulness; experiential therapy; meal support; family therapy groups; and individual treatment. 

Qualifications & Requirements

  • 3-5 years clinical experience in Eating Disorders is essential. 

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in clinical program development and program management.

  • PsyD, PhD, LPC, or LCSW, MFT license is required. 

  • Good understanding of budget and resource planning, as well as evaluation procedures and methods.

  • In-depth knowledge of relevant mental health regulations. 

  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills.

  • A passion for working with clients and their families with eating disorders.

  • Flexibility in schedule (able to work weekends and evenings when needed).

  • Strong ability to collaborate with outpatient team. 

Clinical Director Role and Responsibilities

Direct Clinical Work

  • Lead multiple groups in our Day Treatment Program (CBT, DBT, Process, Closure, Meals, MFG, etc.)

  • Case manage clients in our Day Treatment Program (DTP) 

  • Conduct 1:1 therapy and Meal Supports as needed.

Programming and Schedule

  • Oversee and plan all client care, including DTP and IOP schedules for groups, clients and clinical team.

  • Lead and work to constantly improve the programming integrity of DTP, IOP and all groups at BALANCE using client feedback, staff analysis, and evolving research on best practices. 

  • Conduct, review, and troubleshoot clinical issues as they arise, including providing crisis interventions.

  • Train staff on handling crises and providing crisis intervention.

  • Coordinate and supervise clinical staff through creating and managing schedules, time off requests, sick coverage and conducting employee evaluations for entire clinical team.

  • Interview and hire for open positions as necessary.

  • Ensure that electronic client records and files are up to date.

  • Take responsibility for budgeting and resource planning while understanding the financial budget in decision making around coverage and team schedules.

  • Consult and collaborate with our Psychiatrist and Clinical Supervisor. 

  • Monitor compliance and legal guidelines, while ensuring adherence to company quality standards of service and growth.

  • Ensure adherence to health code policies and licensing regulations. Provide oversight of any/all audits as necessary.

  • Identify, propose and implement process improvements as appropriate.

Intakes, Orientation, Retention Rates, Step Down

  • Support and collaborate with Admissions Team in securing new clients in our programs.

  • Serve as positive role model to clinical staff, employees, clients and guests by maintaining a positive, caring and professional attitude. 

  • Lead Multi-Family Group and interface with family members. 

  • Work with team in case management to increase adherence to clinical recommendations and provide a favorable outcome for the client.  

  • Have a working knowledge of step-down plans, step-down rates, discharge rates, retention rates, and work on improving them.

  • Foster clinical program development to expand services available. 

Meetings and Training Current Staff

  • Lead weekly clinical rounds, team administration meeting and team supervision.

  • Identify, organize and lead professional development opportunities and training for staff through upcoming conferences, staff requests, and client need assessments.

  • Represent BALANCE in the professional health and eating disorder community by participating in outreach and networking activities, public speaking and giving presentations.

  • Participate in weekly leadership meetings and decision making.  

Internship Program

  • Organize and maintain an ongoing internship program for therapy interns at BALANCE. 

How to apply:

 Please send your resume, list of references and answers to questionnaire below to jobs@balancedtx.com

Hiring Questionnaire: 

  • How does your clinical eating disorder experience relate to this position?

  • How does your management experience relate to this position?

  • What leadership skills do you possess that will best allow you to perform the duties described? 

  • Please describe how you have previously dealt with a difficult client and/or their family?

  • Why do you want to work for BALANCE?

Benefits/Health Insurance

  • Paid accrued sick time, 10 vacation days, 4 Federal holidays

  • Pre-tax commuter Benefit Program

  • Modern, home-like office space

  • Ongoing training

  • Opt-in Health Insurance Plan Available

  • Clinical Supervision

  • Support towards acquiring CEDS


Company Culture

At BALANCE you will have the opportunity to work closely within a team of professionals consisting of eating disorder and mental health experts and registered dietitians, all dedicated to helping our clients move toward a more harmonious relationship with food and their bodies. 

Selection Requirements

Background and reference check

BALANCE is an Equal Opportunity Employer