Licensed Clinician (LCSW, LMFT) (CIHCS)

Program Summary:

The Children’s In-Home Crisis Stabilization Program serves children up to age 18 who are at risk through suicidal or homicidal thoughts, yet don’t meet the criteria for hospitalization. The goal of the program is to diffuse the crisis, promote a healthy family, prevent self-harm (suicide), and keep the family unit together. Program services are field-based and include short term in-home therapy (individual and group), case management, and mental health rehabilitation with a focus on maintaining family stabilization and preventing hospitalization.

**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 children/families and systems, and provides a wide range of services depending on the needs and expectations of each child and family.


  1. Play lead role in a field based crisis team that responds to crisis lines calls 24/7 (on rotation, 1-2x/wk)throughout the community (primarily hospitals and schools for on-call duties).
  2. Provide treatment to clients and their families in their home/school/community to assist them in stabilizing and linking them to community resources.
  3. Meet productivity level as defined by management.
  4. Complete documentation as required by Supervisor and/or agency in a timely manner and meets the standards of HCA, HIPPA, Medi Cal and other funding sources

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide 24/7 (on-call duties are on a rotation basis, 1-2xs per week) intensive crisis intervention and critical safety management services based on an on call schedule (stipend and flex time available upon approval for calls received outside of business hours).
  • Services are to be provided primarily in the home and to accommodate the client and family’s schedule.
  • Prove support to the individual child and family to help them cope with stressors related to emotional disturbance and stressors.
  • Conduct a thorough clinical assessment including chief complaint, history, mental status, needs of family and disposition. Assessment is to be focused on the crisis and safety concerns.
  • Develop and implement a Client Service Plan with collaboration of child and families, in order to provide Strength Based treatment. Areas of focus include interventions focused on safety, coping skills, problem solving, social support and communication.
  • Monitor child/family participation and progress in organized treatment programs to assure the planned provision of service according to the child’s individual treatment plan.
  • Participate as a member of multi-disciplinary team in all treatment plan reviews of children. Present case conceptualization and treatment plan in group supervision setting.
  • Consult, confer and coordinate with referring and other community agencies and resources to advocate for the mental health needs of the child/family.
  • Document all services provided for contract compliance as well as financial, statistical and other reporting purposes
  • Maintain contact with caregiver of clients who are hospitalized/respite/residential and participate in discharge planning and necessary collateral contacts
  • Mentor and support pre-licensed Mental Health Professionals (MHPs) on the team.
  • Write employee evaluations and conduct annual performance reviews with coordination of Director of Mental Health Services.

Secondary Duties:

  • Attend all required trainings and meetings.
  • Participate in weekly individual and team group supervision.
  • Maintain updated statistics monthly.
  • Provide Family Line Support as needed.
  • Working on specific assignments related to the agency as a whole.

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 children is preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish desirable
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) in the State of California
  • Current registration with BBS required

COVID-19 Considerations:

The Priority Center provides masks and hand sanitizer.

To Apply/Contact Information:

Current interested applicants please submit current resume to: