Per Diem Crisis 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 per diem Crisis Clinician serves as a liaison between adults/families and systems, and provides on a 24/7 basis, intake and assessment services to individuals experiencing an urgent mental health situation depending on the needs and expectations of each adult and family in the Adult In-Home Crisis Stabilization (AIHCS) program.  Position is on-call per diem weekends on an intermittent basis as needed between the hours of 8:00 pm Friday through 8:00 am Monday.


  1. Be part of a field based crisis team that responds to crisis line calls 24/7 throughout the community.
  2. 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), HIPPA, Medi-Cal and other funding sources.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide 24/7 crisis intervention and critical safety management services in the home or Crisis Stabilization Unit facility to best accommodate the adult and family’s schedule.
  • Conduct a thorough clinical assessment including chief complaint, history, mental status, needs of family, disposition, and focused on the crisis and safety concerns.
  • Participate as a member of multi-disciplinary team in treatment plan reviews of adults as needed.
  • 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.
  • 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) upon LPS designation.

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 Spanish desirable
  • Registration with California 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: