Licensed Clinician – AIHCS

The Priority Center is seeking a full-time Licensed 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 Licensed Clinician serves as a liaison between adults/families and systems, and provides a wide range of services depending on the needs and expectations of each adult in the Adult In-Home Crisis Stabilization (AIHCS) program of The Priority Center.


  1. Be part of a field based crisis team that responds to crisis line calls 24/7 throughout the community as part of an on call rotation schedule.
  2. Meet productivity levels as defined by The Priority Center and AIHCS management.
  3. Complete documentation as required by Program Director and Program Supervisor in a timely manner and meet the standards of the County of Orange Health Care Agency (HCA), HIPPA, Medi-Cal and other funding sources.
  4. Assist in clinical supervision of staff and documentation review as assigned by the Program Director and Program Supervisor. (Case Managers & Peer Mentors)


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide 24/7 crisis intervention and critical safety management services as part of an on call rotation schedule primarily in the home to accommodate the individual/family’s schedule.
  • Assess client safety, write 5150 hold (to involuntarily confine a person suspected to have a mental disorder that makes them a danger to themselves, a danger to others, and/or gravely disabled).
  • Conduct a thorough clinical assessment including chief complaint, history, mental status, needs of family, disposition, and focused on the crisis and safety concerns.
  • Develop and implement a Client Care Plan in order to provide strength-based treatment focused on safety, coping skills, problem solving, social support and communication.
  • Monitor participation and progress in organized treatment programs to assure the planned provision of service according to the individual Client Care Plan.
  • Participate as a member of multi-disciplinary team in all treatment plan reviews.
  • Consult, confer and coordinate with referring and other community agencies and resources to advocate for the mental health needs of the adult/family.
  • Document all services provided for HCA contract compliance, as well as financial, statistical and other reporting purposes.
  • Maintain contact with clients who are placed in hospital/respite/residential care and participate in discharge planning and necessary collateral contacts.
  • Conduct weekly individual supervision sessions with assigned clinical staff.
  • Review clinical documentation of assigned staff to ensure standards of Prevention Center, HCA, and Medi-cal.
  • Write employee evaluations and conducted annual performance reviews with coordination of Program Director and Program Supervisor.


Position Qualifications

  • California licensure as an LCSW or LMFT
  • Master’s Degree in Social work, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field
  • Active BBS license registration
  • Two years of supervision experience and completion of necessary 15 hours of supervision education courses
  • Two years adult mental health experience required.
  • Experience with Medi-Cal documentation
  • Valid California driver’s license
  • Current auto insurance and access to reliable transportation
  • Live Scan fingerprinting required
  • Experience working with clients in crisis
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Vietnamese desirable



This is a full-time, exempt position with a salary of $78,000.


To Apply:

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