Unlicensed Clinician – AIHCS

The Priority Center is seeking a bilingual, full-time Unlicensed Clinician for its Adult In-Home Crisis Stabilization Program (AIHCS). The AIHCS 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 Unlicensed 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 individual and family in the Adult In-Home Crisis Stabilization (AIHCS) program of The Priority Center.


**This position will require a weekend schedule on rotation and will be on the 9/80 schedule with on-call shifts. The 9/80 work week schedule allows for one day off every two weeks (equivalent to having an additional 26 days off per year!)**


  1. Be part of a field based crisis team that responds to crisis line calls 24/7 throughout the community.
  2. Meet productivity level as defined by The Priority Center and AIHCS management.
  3. 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 client 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 after initial contact with individual and prior to terminating each case. (Case Consult)
  • Present case conceptualization and treatment plan in group supervision setting and attend individual supervision as scheduled.
  • 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 individual 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.
  • 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. Supervision provided by Clinical supervisor unless otherwise agreed upon with another Licensed 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
  • Current auto insurance
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Live Scan fingerprinting required
  • Experience with families and adults is highly preferred
  • Bilingual- Vietnamese, Chinese, Farsi, Spanish, etc. Required
  • Registration with California BBS required


Working Conditions

  • Working environment is indoor, reasonably clean, well-lighted and ventilated
  • Generally little or no probability of injury or health impairments
  • Requires little or no physical effort involving intermittent standing, sitting or walking while performing duties, occasional lifting up to 10 lbs



This is a full-time, exempt position with a salary of $73,999.90.


To Apply:

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