Intake Clinician – AIHCS

The Priority Center is seeking a full-time PM/Weekend Intake Clinician for its Adult In-Home Crisis Stabilization Program (AIHCS). Our mission is to deliver life-changing programs to assist people in crisis by giving them the tools and support necessary to end the generational cycle of trauma- including prevention of child abuse and neglect, through early intervention and mental health services and advocacy.


**The Priority Center also offers a 9/80 work week schedule which allows for one day off every two weeks (equivalent to having an additional 26 days off per year!)**


The Adult In-Home Crisis Stabilization Program (AIHCS) 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.           


The PM/Weekend 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 AIHCS program of The Priority Center.


**The specific hours of this position can be discussed, but will primarily be in the evenings and will require weekend shifts. Preferred schedule will be the evenings of Tuesday to Saturday, or the evenings of Sunday to Thursday.**


  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.


Position Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field
  • Two years’ experience preferred
  • Valid California driver’s license
  • Current auto insurance and access to reliable transportation
  • 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 a salary of $70,000.


To Apply:

Interested applicants please submit completed HR Employment Application and current resume to [email protected].