Clinician (AIHCS)

AIHCS – Clinician 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 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 child and family 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.
  • Meet productivity level as defined by Prevention Center and AIHCS management.
  • 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 primarily in the home to accommodate the child and family’s schedule.
  • Provide support to the individual adult and family to help them cope with stressors related to serious emotional disturbance.
  • 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 with collaboration of adult and family, in order to provide strength-based treatment focused on safety, coping skills, problems solving, social support and communication.
  • Monitor adult/family participation and progress in organized treatment programs to assure the planned provision of service according to the adult’s individual Client Care 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.
  • Provide Targeted Case Management (TCM) and Community Support Services that include, but are not limited to, monitoring and linking of services based on the strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences of the child and family.
    • Consult, confer and coordinate with referring and other community agencies and resources to advocate for the mental health needs of the child/family.
    • Maintain contact with adults who are placed in hospital/respite/residential care and participate in discharge planning and necessary collateral contacts.
    • Document all services provided for HCA contract compliance, as well as financial, statistical and other reporting purposes.


  • This is a full-time, exempt position with compensation of $62,400 per year.

COVID-19 Considerations:

  • The Priority Center provides masks, hand sanitizer, and enforces social distancing.