Milieu Therapist, Part-Time

Milieu Therapists · Seattle, Washington
Department Milieu Therapists
Employment Type On-Call or Part-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation 22.50/hour

Opal: Food+Body Wisdom is an eating disorder treatment facility in the University District of Seattle, Washington that offers intensive day treatment as well as outpatient services. We are looking for skilled individuals who want to join our team to provide quality treatment and work along side a passionate and caring staff.  See to learn more.

Job Title:  Milieu Therapist, On-Call or Part-Time


  • Provide a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment for the partial hospitalization program clients.
  • Provide direct client care throughout day by means of:
    • Eating with clients at meals and snack times
    • Monitoring bathroom use for eating disordered behaviors
    • Socializing and observing clients during breaks and transitions in programming  
  • Assist staff dietitians with tasks related to client care, including preparing food/meals/snacks, eating with clients, doing dishes, grocery shopping with clients, cleaning/tidying kitchen, etc.
  • Assist staff therapists with tasks related to client care, including co-facilitating various therapy groups, offering therapeutic support to clients during meals, etc.
  • Maintain clinical documentation and other administrative tasks required for competent care
  • Collaborate with other members of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary treatment team
  • Help with training new milieu staff


    • An Associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or working towards bachelor’s degree with emphasis in the study of Psychology.
    • Live, behave and talk in a way that reflects a non-diet, non-weight biased relationship with food and body.
    • Exhibit a high degree of confidentiality and personal boundary setting
    • Experience and/or understanding of eating disorders is highly desired; experience in other mental health field beneficial
    • Openness to learn new skills and take risks
    • Able to address conflict with directness and compassion
    • Comfortable with basics of nutrition, ie meal planning, basic cooking skills, grocery shopping, etc.
    • Alignment with a Health at Every Size and a weight-neutral approach to healthcare.


    As of August 2022, we are looking to hire some people that would work only on-call. On-call hours would vary from week to week, but shifts are 7:00am-4:30pm or 10:00am-6:30pm Monday-Friday. On-Call positions do often lead to more permanent shifts, as desired.


    $22.50/hour for part-time Milieu Therapists (pay quoted here is for applicants with associate's or bachelor's degree) 

    Vaccines:  All Opal staff are required to be fully vaccinated with either a two-shot series of an mRNA vaccine or the one-shot J&J vaccine, along with a booster of an mRNA vaccine and Bivalent covid vaccination by December 15, 2022 (  if it has been the recommended length of time from your last vaccination). As the CDC updates its recommendation on boosters, we ask our staff to comply with the most current recommendations regarding vaccinations and boosters.   Annual flu shots are required by December 15th of each year. Opal will honor religious accommodations requests under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and medical accommodations via the American Disabilities Act.


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    Questions can be sent to 

    Opal’s Aspiration:  To contribute to a world where all are able to live fully with freedom

    Opal’s Vision: To inspire cultural change regarding food, body, movement and mental health

    Opal’s Mission: To free people from diet culture by offering eating disorder treatment for food, body and exercise concerns

    Staff  Values:        Better Together.        Curiosity and Learning.       Do it. Self-Inquiry. Repeat.      Change the Script.

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    • Location
      Seattle, Washington
    • Department
      Milieu Therapists
    • Employment Type
      On-Call or Part-Time
    • Minimum Experience
    • Compensation