The per diem Crisis 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 Child Abuse Prevention Center. Position is on-call per diem weekends on an intermittent basis as needed between the hours of 5:00 pm Friday through 8:00 am Monday on a rotating schedule.
- Be part of a field based crisis team that responds to crisis line calls from 5:00 pm Friday through 8:00 am Monday on a rotating basis 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 crisis intervention and critical safety management services in the home or elsewhere to best accommodate the child and family’s schedule (between the hours of 5:00 pm Friday through 8:00 am Monday on a rotating basis).
- 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.
- Cannot have additional employment with an Orange County funded program
- Master’s degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field
- Two years’ experience working with children and families preferred
- Crisis experience highly desired
- Bilingual Spanish required
- Registration with California BBS required
- Access to reliable transportation
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, or any other protected group, in accordance with the requirements of all applicable federal or State laws.