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Healing at Hidden River is a behavioral health organization located in Chester Township, New Jersey, treating young women and girls struggling with eating disorders. The Healing at Hidden River campus has a storied history of over 40 years as a premier and serene site providing mental healthcare and education to varied populations. In 2019, Healing at Hidden River became the first residential treatment provider in New Jersey for girls and young women with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and other eating disorder diagnoses as well as related diagnoses.

Our mission is to provide a treatment program for recovery and healing for individuals struggling with eating disorders and related mental health difficulties. We approach each client with the firm belief that, with the right support and treatment, one can fully recover from an eating disorder and lead a productive, prosperous, and peaceful life. Though this capacity may be suppressed, even hidden from clients’ view by their suffering, our dedicated team of specialists helps them access it as a powerful current that can carry them to wellness.

Our interdisciplinary treatment team is passionate about helping our patients recover and is always highly collaborative. We pride ourselves on offering excellent care to the girls and young women who need our help and doing so in a beautiful and healing treatment setting.

We are currently looking for the following team members to join our staff. We offer competitive pay, health benefits, and paid time off. Please see the open positions below and send an email to with a cover letter and resume if you are interested in applying.


Per-Diem Registered Nurse

We are seeking a full-time night nurse who desires to work within our residential treatment center. The ideal candidates would preferably, yet not necessarily, have a working knowledge of eating disorders and related psychiatric and medical treatment interventions.

Most importantly, applicants must be able to facilitate a calm demeanor within the milieu. The Nurse is responsible for providing psychiatric support, medication management, conversing with family members, maintaining timely documentation within the EMR, and providing prompt communication to leadership as needed in a practical and meaningful manner. The Nurse will work in tandem with a multidisciplinary treatment team by completing a Nursing Assessment, Pain Assessment; dispensing medication according to sound practices, and communicating in real-time with various department personnel. For the benefit of the team and the patients, the staff is known to maintain a positive team atmosphere and approach within the treatment setting.

The Nurse will perform the following duties:

  • Complete nursing assessments and the nursing plan of care upon admission
  • Complete weekly nursing assignments
  • Administer all medications
  • Work closely with the Medical and Psychiatric provider in carrying out all orders
  • Schedule appropriate appointments (e.g., lab, radiology, bone density) for the patients
  • Evaluate all weekly lab results and communicate them to the Medical/Psychiatric provider
  • Work closely with the clinical team in implementing treatment interventions
  • Provide meal support to patients.
  • Report to the Director of Nursing.


  • Valid New Jersey RN state license
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing; ADN, BSN, or AAS degree is preferred
  • Previous experience in behavioral health, eating disorders, and working with adolescent populations is preferred
  • Current BLS certification

Shift and Hours:

Full-Time, (12.5 hours) RN

Job Type: Full-Time

Pay: From $41.00 per hour, night shift differential

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $41.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance

Standard shift:

  • Night shift

COVID-19 considerations:

All employees are fully vaccinated. All employees are required to be up to date on All the required vaccinations. Medical exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Healing at Hidden River is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Recovery Assistant (Full-time night, Part Time Night and Per-Diem)

We are seeking compassionate individuals with strong interpersonal skills who desire hands-on experience working in a clinical setting to join our team as Recovery Assistants. The ideal candidates would preferably, although not necessarily, have a background in psychology or a related field and a working knowledge of eating disorders or mental health issues.

Recovery Assistants are responsible for supervising and supporting patients in our residential treatment setting throughout the day, evening, and night, and maintaining the structure of the patient schedule. Recovery Assistants also facilitate recreational activities, transport patients to and from outside medical appointments in a company vehicle, provide mealtime support and supervise the patients in accordance with program guidelines. Education and training are inclusive with the position.

Our interdisciplinary treatment team is passionate about helping our patients recover and is highly collaborative. We pride ourselves on offering excellent care to the girls and young women who need our help and doing that in a beautiful and healing treatment setting.


Candidates must:

- Be at least 21 years of age

- Be insurable on company insurance to drive company vehicles

- Have one of the following qualifications:

  • A high school or high school equivalency diploma and one year of experience working with children in a group setting;
  • An associate’s or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field that is unrelated to social work or psychology and six months experience working with children in a group setting;
  • An associate’s or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, or a related field

We offer highly competitive wage bases for the Recovery Assistant role. The pay range is $19.00-$23.00/hour, depending on relevant work experience and level of education, with additional shift differential pay for evenings and weekends. All staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $19.00 - $23.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Medical specialties:

  • Psychiatry


  • 12-hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Overnight shift
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:

All staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff are required to mask in the facility.

Work Location: One location

Healing at Hidden River is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


"I do want you to know that I have only the best things to say about Hidden River. You are one of the only programs that I know that was stronger than my eating disorder, and I was super impressed that you never gave into my eating disorder even when I was being super bratty."

- E.J.

“With much gratitude we are in such a different place that we were a year ago. Thank you for saving my daughter this summer. There is still work to do but without you all we wouldn’t be here.”

- C.D.

“The staff at Hidden River is knowledgeable, available, responsive, caring and compassionate, to both the patients and their families. Dr. Willis’ firm and direct way of speaking to and caring for the patients is effective. He is also kind, compassionate and non-judgmental. He has a sweet way of bonding with the patients when appropriate, which nicely offsets is direct manner and let’s the patients know he cares about them and is committed to their recovery. Our daughter’s therapist was exceptional, achieving a level of understanding and compassion with our daughter that no other therapist has achieved. She also took the time to teach us how to best support our daughter, and helped us understand how and why taking a less active role could be most effective. She taught us this difficult lesson with unmatched compassion and understanding of how difficult parenting can be. The nursing staff is very knowledgeable and available 24 hours per day. The nurses did an excellent job explaining things to me from both a medical and mental health perspective. They were compassionate to both my daughter and to me.

- M.H.

"Hidden River truly changed my life. I was seen as more than just an eating disorder- I was a person whose overall health and wellness was sincerely cared about. They saw me as someone that I couldn’t even see myself as, and they helped me gain my life back. I’m now living in a way that I didn’t even know was possible. No one wants to be in treatment, but I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I can’t say enough good things about Hidden River."

- J.L.

"I want to thank you so much for providing my daughter with such an effective and comprehensive program as well as a caring and supportive environment. She has learned and grown so much in the last six weeks. She feels confident and ready to come home. She’s also very sad about leaving her therapist, who has taught us both so many valuable skills. We are forever grateful for this experience and know that my daughter’s future is so much brighter having gone through this program."

- A.J.

“The therapeutic process at Hidden River is progressive and cutting edge. It’s a family therapy model and that part is hard. You have to be willing to look at yourself, your family system and what role you’ve played in your daughter’s mental health. But, I can’t imagine true recovery without that level of digging. The primary therapists are amazing. The Registered Dieticians are so knowledgeable. And, Dr. Willis is smart, caring, and has a vast clinical background. He can make a fairly quick diagnosis and get your daughter on the right track. We felt like he deeply cared about her, took the time to get to know her and wanted for her to recover. He combines a therapeutic approach with a pharmaceutical approach if necessary, and it was necessary in our daughter’s case. We are deeply grateful to her team and to Dr. Willis. They all chose a very difficult line of work. For our family, they offered a lifeline when we needed it most.”

- J.D.