Per-Diem Crisis Clinician (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.


Job Summary:

The Per Diem Clinician serves as a liaison between children/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 child and family in the Children’s In-Home Crisis Stabilization (CIHCS) program for The Priority Center.

Position is hiring for an on-call per diem clinician on an intermittent basis as needed between the hours of 5:00 pm Friday through 8:00 am Monday OR Mon-Thursday from 5pm to the following morning at 8am.

**Please note that currently all Intakes will be through Telephone/Telehealth, until further notice.**

1-hour Clinical Supervision provided per week with compensation.


  • 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 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 elsewhere to best accommodate the child 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.
  • Conduct a thorough intake, in order to have client successfully enrolled in program, extensively safety plan with client and family to ensure overall safety.
  • 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 HCA contract compliance, as well as financial, statistical and other reporting purposes.

Supervisory Relationship:

Supervised by the Program Director and/or Program Supervisor

Position Qualifications:

  • Cannot be employed full-time through HCA or cannot be employed full-time through a contacted program through HCA
  • 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 highly preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred, but not required
  • 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: