Per Diem Crisis Clinician (AIHCS)

The Priority Center seeks an on-call, per diem Crisis Clinician for its Adult In-Home Crisis Stabilization Program.


The Adult In-Home Crisis Stabilization Program (AIHCS) serves suicidal and homicidal adults who can’t be hospitalized 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 toward long-term resolution and treatment.       


The on-call, 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 AIHCS program for The Priority Center.


**Position is on-call, per diem weekends on an intermittent basis as needed between 8:00 pm Friday through 8:00 am Monday.**


**The per diem Crisis Clinician’s status will be per diem, non-exempt at a pay rate of $25 per hour for training & meetings, and a stipend of $125 per face-to-face interaction, $80 per phone/telehealth intake, and $20 per phone admission.**


  • Be part of a field-based crisis team that responds to crisis line calls 24/7 throughout the community.
  • Complete documentation as required by the Program Director and/or Program Supervisor in a timely manner and meets the standards of the 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 a 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/or Program Supervisor


Position Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or a 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



This is an on-call, per diem position with a pay rate of $25 per hour for trainings & meetings, a stipend of $125 per face-to-face interaction, $80 per phone/telehealth intake, and $20 per phone admission.


To Apply:

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