Full- and Part-time Registered Dietitian Positions Available

We (Portland DBT Institute) are hiring full- or part-time, registered dietitians for our Path to Mindful Eating (PME) team! Here’s a few reasons to consider joining us – even if it seems completely outlandish to you. By the way, you don’t have to know DBT or have much experience treating complex eating disorders. We are looking for people passionate about providing great care and willing to learn!

A few things to consider as you contemplate…

About us: Our PME team is one of the few programs worldwide providing both outpatient and IOP levels of care for Eating Disorder treatment while offering full-fidelity DBT. As a dietitian on our PME team, you will have the opportunity to follow clients from our IOP program, through our stepdown program, and into standard outpatient DBT programs. Most clinical facilities don’t offer a similar range of levels of care, or ability to follow clients as they clinically progress through treatment.

You will be part of a mature and expert Eating Disorder team which includes licensed clinicians, dietitians, and a prescriber, all of whom are committed to treating clients who haven’t found success in standard treatment settings. We hold time for weekly consultation meetings- you will never be alone and unable to consult with team leaders and peers.

Because we have an internationally recognized training program (https://www.pdbti.org/dbt-train), you can come knowing just a bit and we’ll help you along. In addition, we have a rich in-house CE training program to learn how DBT can benefit your work as a dietitian. Our training program includes tape review of digital sessions, outside lecturers coming in for one hour-full day long trainings, and opportunity to receive supervision and consultation from international DBT experts.


  • Robust Medical and Dental Plans
  • Simple IRA with 3% Company Match
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Free Monthly In-house NBCC Continuing Education Training
  • Clinical Supervision and DBT Consultation
  • Access to All Levels of DBT Training

Equal opportunity: We care deeply about equal opportunity. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, and shall also follow the requirements of the Human Rights Law with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.

We practice what we teach. You can feel it when you walk into the clinic. We are super community oriented and care deeply about each other. Staff are incredibly supportive, funny, kind, and generous toward our clinic community.

So here’s the thing: If you want to learn A BUNCH about eating disorders (even if you already know a bunch), we’re a great place to do it. You want learn (more) about treating Complex Eating Disorders? Fantastic! You’ll find it with us. You want to be part of a big, loving, kind and well-established DBT community? We’re your match.

Requirements for this position: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university, preferably with a major in foods and nutrition; Registered Dietitian through the American Dietetic Association; minimum two years experience working with eating disorder clients; additional experience and knowledge of related needs such as diabetes or exercise nutrition is desirable. Licensed or license-eligible in the State of Oregon.

Responsibilities include: Conducting nutrition assessments, providing individual and group format nutrition education, eating with clients, and meal planning. Strong applicants will be interested in aiding in the development of new eating disorder evidence-based programming, providing psychoeducation and consultation to practice clinicians who are not members of the eating disorder team, and becoming an integral member of a DBT adherent clinical team.


Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Interested candidates should submit questions and requested materials to: Charlotte Thomas LCSW at cthomas@pdbti.org or via fax (503) 231-8153. Interested applicants should provide the following information:

Initial contact:

  • Letter of intent that describes your career interests and goals.
  • Updated resume or CV

Subsequent material required:

  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial version is acceptable)
  • One clinical work sample, such as an assessment report, or other work sample that highlights your work relevant to eating disorders or nutritional therapy.