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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 humanresources@hiddenriverhealing.com with a cover letter and resume if you are interested in applying.

Primary Therapist (Full-time)

We are seeking therapists who desire real-world experience and expert training to join the team at our residential treatment center. The ideal candidates would preferably yet not necessarily have a working knowledge of eating disorders and related treatment interventions.

The Primary Therapist is responsible for providing individual, group, and family therapy that is comprehensive, effective, and in accordance with program protocols. The Primary Therapist works in tandem with the rest of the multidisciplinary treatment team by completing bio-psycho-social assessments and weekly treatment plans; identifying weekly treatment goals; communicating with various department personnel and with outside providers; maintaining the electronic medical record for each patient’s progress in thorough detail after each therapeutic session and facilitating the development of an aftercare plan. The Primary Therapist is responsible for oversight of each assigned patient’s progress and coordinating the patient’s care.


Candidates must possess a New Jersey LSW, LCSW, LAC, LPC, LAMFT, LMFT, or Practicing Psychologist License. We provide clinical supervision for all therapists and offer reimbursement for licensure supervision for non-independently licensed therapists (LSW, LAC, and LAMFT). Our leadership team includes several of the field’s leading experts in eating disorder treatment, and we offer supervision specific to becoming a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS).

We offer highly-competitive salary bases, with non-independently licensed therapists starting at $68,000 and independently licensed therapists starting at $75,000. Based on clinical and eating disorder experience, an increased initial salary may be possible. Benefits include licensure supervision fee reimbursement (for non-independently licensed therapists), health, dental, vision, and life insurance, and PTO. All benefits are available the 1st day of the month following the month employment begins. All staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To apply, please click the button below.

Healing at Hidden River is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Recovery Assistant (Part-time Evenings, Part-time Overnights)

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 during patients’ free time, transport patients to and from outside medical appointments in a company vehicle, and provide mealtime support and supervision in accordance with program guidelines.

We are currently seeking part-time evening and overnight Recovery Assistants. Work schedule is either Thursday through Saturday from 3pm to11:30pm or every Wednesday from 11pm-7:30am.


Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree. Candidates are preferred to have experience working in a mental health, medical, or public service-oriented setting. Our leadership team includes several of the field’s leading experts in eating disorder treatment, and we provide ongoing training and education regarding eating disorders and related mental health issues.

We offer highly competitive wage bases for the Recovery Assistant role. Pay range is $19.00-$23.00/hour, depending on relevant work experience and level of education, with additional shift differential pay for evenings (additional $1/hour) and overnights (additional $2/hour).

All staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To apply, please click the button below.

Healing at Hidden River is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nurse (Full-time, Part-time Overnights)

Nurses will perform the following duties:

  • Complete nursing assessments and 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 (such as lab, radiology, and bone density) for the patients
  • Evaluate all weekly lab results and communicate them to Medical/Psychiatric provider
  • Work closely with the clinical team in implementing treatment interventions
  • Provide meal support with patients.
  • Report to the Director of Nursing


Candidates must have a valid New Jersey RN state license. They must have a degree 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 is required.

All staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To apply, please click the button below.

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.