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Employment at Butterfly

Would you like to work for Australia’s largest not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting people with eating disorders and negative body image?

Take a look at our current employment opportunities and apply today.

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Current Employment Opportunities

Position Vacant: Therapist, Treatment Programs

We’re looking for an inspiring therapist, improving patient outcomes for people living with eating disorders in an innovative outpatient setting.

Be part of the solution!

  • Australia’s largest organisation supporting people with eating disorders
  • Rewarding therapist role in not-for-profit
  • Surrounded by passionate and supportive colleague
  • 33 hours per fortnight; Monday evenings (3:30pm - 9:30pm), Thursday evenings (3:30pm - 9:30pm), Saturday mornings (8.30am – 1:00pm)
  • This position is based in Sydney 

About the Role:

The Butterfly Foundation represents all people affected by eating disorders and negative body image.  As a leading national voice in supporting their needs, Butterfly highlights the realities of seeking treatment for recovery, and advocates for improved services from both government and independent sources. This role is part of a team of staff delivering a best practice, high quality treatment to individuals with disordered eating and body image.

The position is for a therapist in both the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) providing treatment for those suffering from eating disorders and in the Youth Program providing early intervention for those individual with eating disorder symptoms or associated risk factors.  Butterfly’s treatment programs are inspired by the work of Carolyn Costin and involve the delivery of eclectic, evidence-based treatment. The Butterfly treatment programs are delivered in a structured group format that provides supported meals and group therapy in a safe and supportive environment.

The therapist’s role is to advise, counsel, support and educate patients and carers in a group setting as well as, on occasion, individually, and to provide strategies which will help patients develop healthy living practices, reduce disordered eating, and move towards healthy, mindful, intuitive, flexible and relaxed eating practices.

We are looking for a person who:

  • Can demonstrate compassion, commitment, collaboration, initiative, excellence and integrity
  • Possesses qualities of empathy and personal warmth, combined with a clear understanding of professional boundaries, confidentiality and privacy principles and practices
  • Is able to eat in a healthy, relaxed, flexible manner in the company of others, and to model an appropriate relationship with food
  • Is a team player, adept at developing and maintaining effective and harmonious working relationships with colleagues

How to Apply:

Download and read the Position Description and Full Selection Criteria.

Applications should be submitted by email only to Kirsty Greenwood, National Manager, Organisational Development, at

As part of your application, please submit your resume AND a covering letter clearly addressing the FULL Selection Criteria as listed in the PD.  Applications which do not address the Full Selection Criteria will not be considered.


Applications close Wednesday 3 May 2017, however applicants are encouraged to apply early as suitable applicants may be interviewed before the closing date.

If you require any further information about the position please contact Rachel Simeone on 02 8456 3915.

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