ADMHS Recovery Assistant
Salary: $14.23-$17.37 hourly / $2,474-$3,020 monthly /
DEFINITION: Under general supervision, assists
professional staff in the delivery of mental health, medical, and
community services to persons with severe and persistent mental
illness; and performs related duties as required.
Incumbents in this class work within a system of
interdisciplinary departmental teams and/or contract service
agencies providing assessment, prevention, intervention, treatment,
and related ancillary support services via an integrated service
delivery system to people with alcohol and other drug-related
problems, mental illness, and/or co-occurring conditions.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Provides transportation for clients, within and out-of-county,
to destinations such as mental health and medical care facilities,
board and care facilities, and court; delivers medications,
documents, or personal belongings of clients.
- Assists clients by explaining the need for and value of
services; accompanies and supports clients in performing daily
living activities such as shopping or banking.
- Observes and reports verbally and in writing to professional
staff the behavior and physical state of clients; documents
observations of clients and activity with clients in medical
- Speaks on behalf of clients in interactions with medical
service providers and staff at various organizations or
businesses; assists clients in completing forms and applications.
- One year of experience providing services to people with
psychiatric, physical, or developmental disabilities; or,
- a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that
provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Driver's License: A valid driver's license is required at
the time of application. A valid California Class C Driver's License
is required at the time of appointment.
Knowledge of: basic English grammar and usage;
characteristics of human behavior; and safe driving practices.
Ability to: observe clients, recognize behavior changes,
and take effective action; respond supportively, empathetically, and
professionally to persons with severe and persistent mental illness;
make appropriate decisions within limits of authority; learn basics
of mental health treatment systems and common signs/symptoms of
acute mental illness; learn various community-based services;
understand and follow oral and written instructions; interact with a
wide range of people; prepare narrative reports and forms; work
irregular hours and weekends; read a map; safely drive a vehicle;
and work independently.
Working Conditions: Incumbents will have occasional
contact with hostile and violent clients. Incumbents will be
required to drive long distances under varied weather conditions,
and work irregular hours.
Background Investigation: Finalists for positions in this
class will be required to pass a pre-offer, job-related background