Center for Discovery

  • Benefits Specialist

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Alamitos
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/16/2018 8:23 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Human Resources
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    About Discovery Behavioral Health

    Discovery Behavioral Health has a 20-year legacy of transforming lives by promoting health, healing and hope to our clients and their families.  We are a national leader in behavioral healthcare and offer world-class treatment for eating disorders, mental health and substance abuse conditions.  We serve adolescents and adults in both residential and outpatient settings.  It is our mission to create a transformative therapeutic experience aimed at profoundly and creatively facilitating behavioral, emotional and spiritual growth.  We place a high priority on providing an environment that supports an unlimited capacity for learning, and we seek qualified individuals who share our passion for improving the lives of those we serve.  


    Benefits of Working at Discovery Behavioral Health

    At Discovery Behavioral Health, you will have the opportunity to work closely within a team of professionals consisting of eating disorder and mental health experts, all dedicated to promoting lasting health and healing.  Clinical supervision and guidance are provided on total client care and therapeutic milieu management, as well as career growth and personal development oversight.  You will develop an individualized growth plan which will help you develop your professional skills and career objectives.


    Additional benefits include:

    • Full medical, dental, vision, life, disability and supplemental benefits including FSA and 401K
    • Paid sick time, vacation days and paid holidays
    • Team-building exercises and activities
    • A fun, dynamic setting including weekly company-sponsored lunches
    • Monthly birthday celebrations, ample snacks provided
    • Annual BBQ company event and holiday party

    The Position

    This is a full-time, 40-hour per week position located at our home office in Los Alamitos, CA. We are seeking a results-oriented Benefits Specialist who will be responsible for managing the administration of all benefits and retirement programs, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-and long-term disability, 401(k) plan, and leaves of absences.


    • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration, or finance required
    • Three to five years’ experience in HR and/or benefits administration required
    • Strong knowledge of current labor rules and regulations
    • Familiarity with various types of incentives and benefits
    • Extensive knowledge of HRIS, specifically Paycom, and MS Office
    • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
    • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
    • Positive attitude, self-motivator, and ability to work both independently and on a team


    • Ensures the accuracy of all benefits enrollments in the HRIS to provide vendors with accurate eligibility information
    • Performs quality checks of benefits-related data
    • Assists employees regarding benefits claim issues and plan changes
    • Distributes all benefits enrollment materials and determines eligibility
    • Enrolls employees with carriers and process life status changes
    • Responds to benefits inquiries from managers and employees on plan provisions, benefits enrollments, status changes and other general inquiries.
    • Processes and administers all leave-of-absence requests and disability paperwork: medical, personal, disability and FMLA.
    • Effectively interprets FMLA and ADA implications as they relate to leaves of absences/disabilities.
    • Ensures compliance with Affordable Care Act requirements including benefit eligibility and required reporting.
    • Audits 1095-C annually
    • Responds to 401(k) inquiries from managers and employees relating to enrollments, plan changes and contribution amounts. Manages the annual catch-up contribution enrollment.
    • Manages the open enrollment process.


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