Intake Clinician (AIHCS)

Program Summary:

The Adult In-Home Crisis Stabilization Program serves suicidal and homicidal adults who can’t be hospitalized, in order to diffuse the crisis, promote a healthy lifestyle and prevent suicidal and homicidal acts. This program has a field-based treatment team consisting of clinicians, case managers and peer mentors. The program is a three-phase model:

  • Assessment of the client and support network to identify short term needs and de-escalation
  • Individual and family therapy, outreach, peer mentor, and case management services

Prepare client and family/support network for progression towards long term resolution and treatment.


Job Summary

The Intake Clinician serves as a liaison between adults/families and systems, and provides intake and assessment services depending on the needs and expectations of each adult in the Adult In-Home Crisis Stabilization (AIHCS) program of The Priority Center.

Position Schedule: WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY: PM Shift


  1. Be part of a field-based crisis team that responds to crisis line calls 24/7 throughout the community.
  2. Meet productivity level as defined by The Priority Center and AIHCS management.
  3. Complete documentation as required by the Program Director and/or Program Supervisor in a timely manner and meets the standards of County of Orange Health Care Agency (HCA), HIPAA, Medi-Cal and other funding sources.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide in-person intake and assessment services to clients in crisis as part of a warm-handoff from CAT/CSU during scheduled working hours.
  • Conduct a thorough clinical assessment including chief complaint, history, mental status, needs of family, disposition, and focused on the crisis and safety concerns.
  • Provide crisis intervention and critical safety management as needed
  • Participate as a member of multi-disciplinary team as appropriate in treatment plan reviews of adults in the program.
  • Document all services provided for HCA contract compliance, as well as financial, statistical and other reporting purposes.
  • Peer review documentation and other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Relationship

Supervised by the Program Director and Program Supervisor

Position Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field
  • Two years’ experience preferred
  • Valid California driver’s license
  • Live Scan fingerprinting required
  • Experience with families and adults is highly preferred
  • Bilingual-Vietnamese, Chinese, Farsi, Spanish preferred
  • Registration with California BBS required


  • This is a full-time, exempt position with compensation of $64,480 per year.

COVID-19 Considerations:

  • The Priority Center provides masks, hand sanitizer, and enforces social distancing.

To Apply/Contact Information:

Current interested applicants please submit current resume to: