Substance Abuse Counselor- Case Manager

Passages Malibu

Job Overview

The Continuing Care Coordinator is responsible for creating a personalized continuing care plan for each resident during the discharge process. This is a safety-sensitive position.

Duties May Include But Are Not Limited To

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • With guidance from supervisor, manage client transition between different Passages facilities (e.g., residential to IOP/PHP).
  • Develop thorough, individual continuing care plans in alignment with treatment team recommendations and client needs
  • Facilitate continuing treatment for discharged residents that may require additional services such as PHP/IOP in distant locations.
  • Coordinate continuing care life planning groups
  • Work with management to ensure clinical guidelines are met
  • Meet with clients regarding individualized continuing care plan and address planning needs and concerns
  • Participate in weekly treatment team meeting to gain needed information from therapist and to communicate important information about clients continuing care plan
  • Attend to resident needs in a friendly and enthusiastic manner as it pertains to continuing care
  • Communicate with outside therapists and other appropriate parties as indicated within the compliance of HIPPA requirements
  • Complete Discharge Planning Progress Notes and Discharge Summary in a timely manner
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

Qualification Guidelines:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of the organizations program
  • Basic knowledge of chemical dependency and psychological disorders
  • Ability to summarize pertinent clinical information via written documentation
  • Must be able to address and prioritize multiple task demands within established time frames
  • Must be flexible in work hours in order to meet facility needs
  • Must maintain self-control in volatile or hostile situations, such as when verbally or physically confronted
  • Must be able to set therapeutic limits and maintain therapeutic distance with clients and maintain therapeutic boundaries with clients during treatment and after discharge
  • Able to maintain confidentiality; prior knowledge of HIPAA preferred
  • Proficient with Word, Outlook, and EMR software.
  • Experience dealing with patients or clients in a hospital or mental healthcare facility preferred

Education / Experience / Credentials

  • Current, valid certified Substance Abuse Counselor in good standing with accrediting organization required (CCAPP, CADTP, ACCBC/CAADE)
  • Associates degree in related discipline required, Bachelor’s degree Preferred
  • Experience in a chemical dependency setting preferred
  • Current CPR / 1st Aid certification required
  • Current, valid California Driver License with good driving record (in sole discretion of company) required
  • Experience dealing with patients or clients in a hospital or mental healthcare facility preferred

Physical Demands

  • Normal demands associated with an office and residential environment
  • Frequently stand, walk, and sit
  • Frequently reach above, at, or below waist height
  • Frequently kneel, bend, stoop, turn, and twist
  • Frequently lift and carry up to 10lbs., occasionally 20-50lbs
  • Work on computers for periods of time
  • Recognize faces
  • Distinguish colors as necessary
  • Hear sufficiently and speak clearly on the telephone, in person, and in the environment, identify and distinguish sounds associated with the workplace
  • See adequately to read computer screens and written documents necessary to the position

Work Environment

  • Office environment with moderate noise level
  • Residential environment with moderate noise level


  • This position requires regular driving of company vehicles.
  • This position requires regular local travel.

Passages is the industry leader in holistic, non-12 Step drug and alcohol addiction treatment. The innovative and passionate team at Passages have been successfully treating thousands of people dependent on drugs and alcohol. We are looking for dedicated, passionate, and caring people who want to be part of a team that heals, inspires, and changes lives.

Seniority Level



  • Mental Health Care
  • Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Hospital & Health Care

Employment Type


Job Functions

  • Health Care Provider

Estimated pay range

This range is estimated for Substance Abuse Counselor- Case Manager jobs in Malibu, CA at similar companies. Actual pay may be different. 

Base pay range

$33,000/yr – $56,000/yr

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