Licensed Clinician – Full-Time (AIHCS)

AIHCS – Licensed Clinician (LCSW, LMFT) Job Description

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.


**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!)**


Job Summary:

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.


  • 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.
  • Meet productivity levels as defined by The Priority Center and CIHCS management.
  • 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.
  • Assist in clinical supervision of staff and documentation review as assigned by the Program Director and Program Supervisor.

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.

    Supervisory Relationship

    Supervised by the 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
    • Live Scan fingerprinting required
    • Experience working with clients in crisis
    • Bilingual in Spanish or Vietnamese desirable

    COVID-19 Considerations:

    The Priority Center enforces weekly COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated or undisclosed staff. We provide masks, hand sanitizer, require daily temperature scans and enforce social distancing.

    To Apply/Contact Information:

    Current interested applicants please submit HR Employment Application and current resume to: [email protected]

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