1. Full-time
  2. Technicians
  3. Cliffside Malibu
  4. Malibu

Behavioral Technician (Overnight)

  1. Full-time
  2. Technicians
  3. Cliffside Malibu
  4. Malibu

Job description

Company Description

Cliffside Malibu is one of the nation’s premier drug and alcohol treatment centers, nestled in the Santa Monica mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, California. Cliffside Malibu caters to discerning clients in a luxurious setting.  Cliffside Malibu incorporates the Stages of Change model in its clinical modalities.  Each client is assessed and placed in an individualized treatment plan that includes a holistic, healthy approach to lasting recovery.

If you are looking for an organization that thrives on growth, celebrates diversity of thought, and rewards passionate execution, you’ve come to the right place.  Because we put clients first, it is our honor to support and reward those who serve them.

Compensation Range: $21-$25 per hour

Compensation will be dependent upon geographic region, education, and experience.

Our Offer to You!

We are dedicated to empowering our employees with their professional and personal development by providing:  

  • 401(k) with company match
  • Healthcare benefits 
  • Vacation and sick days
  • Employee referral program
  • Employee discounts to various stores, amusement parks, events, etc.
  • Continuing education (CE) programs and training
  • Weekly training opportunities 
  • Advancement opportunities within the organization 

Job Description

The Behavioral Technician provides client supervision and staff/unit support as assigned. The health, welfare and safety of our participants is the main-focus of your position. Monitor and track activities of participants and document all observations and actions. Check facility, grounds and participants regularly for security and or safety hazards.


  • Facilitates clients’ daily needs per the program schedule.
  • Conducts person and property searches of participants as required.
  • Performs urine drug screening testing of participants as required.
  • Provides transportation services including patient transportation/supervision, errands, shopping, pick-ups etc. (must be pre-qualified to drive our vehicles and clients).
  • Observes and monitors participants’ behavior and interactions. Documentation in communication log
  • Maintains awareness of client schedules and personal time.
  • Completion of Med training required.
  • Conducts regular house and grounds checks, advising supervisor of any irregularities. Assists in keeping grounds and facility safe and clean.
  • Knowledge of drug and alcohol dependency, mental health, family systems and various recovery resources in the community.
  • Basic knowledge of referrals, both within and outside of our Organization
  • Ability to confront behavioral changes, identify a crisis, and recognize when additional assistance is necessary.
  • Ability to recognize personal recovery issues that have an impact on job performance and interactions with clients.
  • Fully understands and maintains policies regarding professional ethic, including appropriate boundaries and patient confidentially
  • Becomes familiar with the Policy and Procedures. Consistency required in following our policies and procedures. Follow emergency procedures exactly (notification protocols, transportation, etc.) Follow exact directions given and documents everything.
  • Ability to demonstrate respect for cultural lifestyle diversities of clients and staff.
  • Attends all staff meetings, in-service trainings, and educational workshops
  • Stock food and drink supplies for clients and staff
  • Under your Supervisor’s direction you maybe be asked to perform some office duties. Including but not limited to: Assembly, breakdown and quality assurance of client charts, light filing, and answering of telephones.

This is a full-time position that will work overnight Saturday - Tuesday 10pm-8am.

For a virtual tour of the facility, please visit our website at cliffsidemalibu.com.



  • High School or GED Diploma preferred
  • Maintains open communication lines with facility staff, clients and families.  Liaisons with community agencies, vendors, and payers of health services.
  • Some prior knowledge of drug/alcohol dependency and mental health issues.
  • Up to one-year previous work experience preferred.
  • Valid Class “C” Driver’s License and liability insurance.
  • Medication training required within 30 days of employment
  • First Aid, AED, and CPR certification, obtain within 30 days of employment and maintain current thereafter
  • 1-year minimum sobriety, if in recovery

Not sure if you meet all the qualifications? Apply anyway! To provide truly innovative care, we need to have a diverse team around us. That’s why Discovery Behavioral Health is committed to creating an inclusive environment. If you find yourself meeting some but not all the above, we’d be happy to consider your application.

Additional Information

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

For more information about our company benefits, please visit us at discoverybehavioralhealth.com/careers/


Discovery Behavioral Health seeks to build a diverse staff that is reflective of the patients we serve and the communities where we work. DBH encourages multiple perspectives, experiences, and strives to hire and retain a diverse workforce.

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