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Crisis Stabilization Unit Clinician

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TemPositions Health Care
October 2, 2023
San Francisco, California
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We are assisting our client in their direct hire search for a clinician in San Francisco. This is an exempt, 30 hours a week position, Thursday – Saturday, time to be determined upon hire but will be one of the following: 10:30am-8:30pm, or 11am-9pm, or 12:00pm -10pm. The Clinician works within a multidisciplinary team to children and youth (ages 5-17) experiencing acute psychiatric symptoms or a mental health crisis. Position is responsible for triaging crisis cases, clinically assessing clients for voluntary and involuntary holds due to danger to self, others, or grave disability, providing crisis intervention services, completing psychosocial assessments and documentation, providing clinical case management, care coordination, and follow up care to ensure successful linkages to appropriate services, all within a fast paced environment that consistently fluctuates in number of clients being served at any particular time (maximum 4).


  • Clinically assess clients to determine if they meet voluntary and involuntary hold criteria as determined by danger to self, others, or grave disability.
  • Triage crisis cases within a multidisciplinary setting include collaboration with many agencies such as police, fire, Child Crisis, CPS, HSA.
  • Conduct individual crisis assessments, family sessions, and collateral interviews to adequately gather information and formulate appropriate dispositions and safety plans.
  • Provide psychological/behavioral interventions to clients and families experiencing a mental health crisis.
  • Engage in crisis interventions and de-escalation, including the application of conflict resolution and collaborative problem-solving techniques and/or manual restraints, as necessary.
  • Use interpersonal communication skills to develop rapport and engage client and caregivers.
  • As part of the crisis team- assess, evaluate, and always monitor the safety of the client and others.
  • Engage clients and caregivers as full partners in service planning, delivery, and evaluation.
  • Implement clinical policies and procedures and actively enhance communication, coordination, and integration of care with other service areas and with external providers.
  • Contribute to organization-wide quality management and improvement efforts by consistently providing the highest quality professional interventions, fulfilling all documentation requirements, and proactively seeking ways to enhance the quality of services and surpass minimum required standards.

Preferred Requirements

  • Highly skilled in mental health crisis evaluation and response. Strong understanding of mental health disorders, including impact of trauma on child/youth development, and psychological and behavioral interventions with children and families.
  • Ability to coordinate and collaborate with a team of crisis evaluation and intervention professionals to rapidly assess mental health disorders, identify needs and solutions, and make recommendations for placement.
  • Knowledge of community resources, eligibility criteria, and referral processes to facilitate access to services and function as a liaison/advocate on behalf of clients and families.
  • Case management and discharge planning skills.
  • Ability to develop, maintain and strengthen partnerships with other service providers within Edgewood and among the community who can provide information, assistance and support to children, youth, and their families.
  • Ability to communicate and generate reports both verbally and in writing for service integration, treatment team collaboration and service documentation according to programmatic and professional practice standards.
  • Master's or Doctorate degree in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, or related field.
  • Must be registered with the BBS an Associate or Licensed
  • Experience working with children, youth and families experiencing acute crisis that put the youth in jeopardy of being psychiatrically hospitalized.
  • Experience working with at risk, disenfranchised and/or minority populations.
  • Experience working with children, youth and families that have been or engage in issues relating to trauma and/or abuse (verbal, physical, sexual, and neglect).
  • Demonstrated ability in collaborating with individuals and groups.
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Excellent verbal, written and consultation skills.


The salary range for this position is: $60,753.89 to $78,875.60 depending on years of experience and bilingual skills. In addition, they offer an excellent comprehensive benefits package.

 For immediate consideration, please submit your resume to Elizabeth Truitt-Beam at

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