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

Case Manager

  1. Clinical
  2. Full-time
  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: $25.00-34.00 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 Case Manager is responsible for strategizing and planning with their clients an affective aftercare plan, as well as building a strong relapse prevention plan with clients during treatment with Cliffside Malibu. The Case Manager fulfills direct service, including individual and group psychotherapy, family contact, consultations with treatment team and crisis interventions. Case Manager is responsible for a full case load and timely charting in the Electronic Health Record. 


  • Knowledge of substance use disorders, mental illness, family systems, and recovery resources in the community. Knowledge of current ethical and legal standards pertaining to professional practice, reporting requirements, professional boundaries and related issues.
  • Knowledge of company’s policy and procedures, DHCS, Joint Commission standards and regulations and Insurance Clinical Guidelines. Adhere to all regulations and documentation requirements in regards to client care and compliance of all client care. Meet compliance deadlines.
  • Knowledge of group facilitation and responsible for running groups at Cliffside Malibu organizations.
  • Knowledge of The Stages of Change and the Clinical philosophy of Cliffside Malibu.
  • Develop and maintain individualized records of participants progress and participation in treatment including admission and discharge, individual, group, family, vocational (both individual and group) as appropriate.
  • Ability to write clean and concise statements, summarizing participant’s feelings, expressions, resistance and response to their treatment plan; goals and objectives.
  • Ability to respond to client requests for letters to referral agencies, courts/probation, gather information and provide to Clinical/Program Director.
  • Ability to confront behavioral changes, identify a crisis and recognize when additional assistance is necessary.
  • Assumes responsibility of knowing when clients are in need of extensions or referrals, and actively participates in obtaining appropriate extensions/referral. Ensure appropriate Coordination of Care is facilitated. Ensure family and referent are contacted throughout client’s treatment episode. Provide accurate documentation to the Utilization Review Department of Cliffside Malibu Organization. Ensure referrals are made to (i) outside therapist/psychiatrists, Doctors etc. and (ii) to appropriate levels of care. Confirm appropriate medical care/medications are being provided to client. Approve ancillary appointments, and verify they are being kept. Work directly with Primary Therapist, MD and Psychiatrists. Ensure the milieu is therapeutic and physically safe at all times.
  • Ability to demonstrate respect for cultural and lifestyle diversities of participants and staff.
  • Ability to prepare for and facilitate groups, trainings and presentations.
  • Participate in case conference reviews. Attend weekly clinical/treatment team meeting. Keep an open line of communication regarding client’s condition, appointments, requests and approvals, with Clinical Manager, Executive Director, medical and office staff.
  • Ability to ensure clients meet program requirements for authorized level of care.
  • Ability to inform the treatment team and utilization review of clients discharge from program.

This is a full-time position that will work 4 days / 10 hour shifts. The schedule needed is:


  • Sunday 9am to 7:30pm
  • Monday 9am to 7:30pm
  • Wednesday 9am to 7:30pm
  • Thursday 9am to 7:30pm


  • California Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor
  • Recommended minimum High-school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be Certified
  • Significant experience working in substance use and mental health treatment. This includes knowledge of and experience in delivering all modalities of treatment, group and individual.
  • Valid Class “C” Driver’s License and liability insurance.
  • Vision, hearing, manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination; must be adequate for performance e.g. able to sit at a desk, safe driver, use computer, write clear and concise statements, move about the facility
  • TB test prior to hire and current thereafter
  • Clean U/A test.
  • First aid/CPR certification, obtain within 90 days and maintain current thereafter
  • 1-year minimum sobriety, if in recovery
  • Must demonstrate the ability to write competently. This includes case evaluations, exit plans, utilization reviews, and recommendations.
  • Understanding of Electronic Medical Records

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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