Dietitian/Nutritionist

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Calgary

Edgewood Health Network Inc

EHN Canada is the nation’s largest private network of industry-leading mental health, trauma, and addiction treatment facilities, each with a passion for providing quality treatment for Canadians. We are committed to both caring for our patients and supporting their loved ones. With over 100 years of collective experience, our inpatient, outpatient, and online programs are offered across the country, providing essential compassionate care to patients wherever they are. EHN Canada prides themselves on providing both excellent and accessible care to all Canadians. Learn more at

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At Sandstone, we are committed to helping our clients heal their relationship with food and their bodies. We are looking for an experienced dietitian with a specialty in eating disorders to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the complexities of eating disorders and will be able to provide individualized nutrition counseling to our clients and their families. They will also be responsible for developing and leading group nutrition education sessions, as well as collaborating with the treatment team to create individualized meal plans. The dietitian will be responsible for conducting regular assessments of patients’ progress and modifying treatment plans as needed.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform comprehensive nutritional assessments with clients and their families, including diet histories, obtaining historical growth chart data from primary care doctors and determining healthy weight range for clients.
  • Work with clients one-on-one to assess their eating disorder and develop a personalized treatment plan.
  • Work with parents and caregivers to provide nutritional psychoeducation and support.
  • Educate clients on the importance of nutrition for their physical and mental health.
  • Monitor clients’ progress and adjust treatment plans as needed.
  • Collaborate with other members of the treatment team, such as therapists, child and youth counsellors, nursing staff, etc.
  • Keep detailed records of clients’ progress and treatment goals.
  • Help clients develop healthy coping mechanisms for dealing with stress and triggers.
  • Promote body positivity and self-acceptance.
  • Help clients overcome their fears around food and eating.
  • Assist clients in developing meal plans that meet their nutritional needs.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Registered dietitian (RD)
  • 2+ years of experience working with patients with eating disorders in both inpatient and outpatient settings, preferably within a paediatric setting.
  • Experience leading groups and facilitating individual assessments.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based treatments for eating disorders, including but not limited to family-based therapy (FBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team.

Employee Benefits and Perks:

Comprehensive benefits package, including a yearly allowance of $1,500 for mental health and addiction services, as well as $500 per service for various paramedical services, such as massage and physiotherapy

24/7 Employee Assistance Program through LifeWorks

Competitive paid time off policies, including a paid day off on your birthday

Access to in-house fitness facilities where applicable or discounted external gym memberships

Perks and discounts with Perkopolis – entertainment, home/auto/pet insurance

Personal and professional development through our Education Support Assistance program

Nationwide presence allows for supportive relocation opportunities

Defined Benefit pension through CAAT with up to a 4% employer contribution

Maternity and parental leave top-up

Access to discounts at Kids & Co. Daycare

Signing Bonus of $2,000 to successful candidate

EHN Canada is an employment equity employer. If you should require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Human Resources.

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