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Mental Health Support Specialist

Santa Ana, California
Job Type
19 May 2023
In-Office Position Local Candidates Only Office located in Santa Ana, CA

Job Type - Full-time

Day / Swing / Overnight

Hourly Rate:

Day / Swing: $18.00 - $23.00

Overnight: $20.00 - $25.00


Medical and dental insurance.
401(k) plan.
Paid vacation.
Paid sick time.
Paid holidays.
Parental Leave.
Life Insurance


Mental Health Support specialist is responsible for developing and maintaining a therapeutic environment with clients by providing supportive services to individuals experiencing mental health symptoms. Daily tasks include but are not limited to overseeing daily chores, coordinating and transporting clients safely to all daily activities, ensuring the clients arrive on time to all scheduled activities, monitoring and documenting client self-administration medications, facilitating therapeutic and life skills activities, identifying clients who may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, random drug screening of clients, observe and report positive as well as any negative behavior in daily shift logs. Specialist must be able to motivate the clients, willing to be active in the day to day needs and duties of clients and technology proficient.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:

Coordinates and transports clients safely to all daily activities, ensuring the clients arrive on time to all scheduled activities, and ensures client safety.
Utilizes intervention and communication skills in working with clients.
Monitor and document client self-administration medications while coaching clients in self-management and documenting medications in accordance with the organization's policy on medication use. Report any deficiencies
Facilitating therapeutic and life skills base activities
Provide healthcare services in clients residences
Perform domestic and household tasks
Assist with client's personal care activities
Monitor clients and report their condition
Collect routine specimens (UAs)
Provide companionship and basic emotional or psychological support
Adherence to JACHO and state client standards
Daily walk-throughs of facility establishing a consistent presence and awareness of client behavior
Encouraging socially acceptable habits and behaviors (personal hygiene, grooming, table manners, etc.)
Enforcing policies and procedures


Compassion. Boundaries. Time management.
Knowledge: Understanding principles and practices of community-based mental health programs, facility therapy, crisis intervention, group counseling, individual counseling theory and technique, and belief in the principles of client-centered treatment.
Enrollment in an LVN Program, Psych Tech Certification, CDAC Certification, CNA Certification, Bachelors Degree in Human Services or related discipline, preferred.
Ability to perform duties as a counselor with respect to screening, assessment, individualized treatment planning, crisis intervention, group and individual interventions, case management, referral, discharge summaries, and professional ethics
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with subordinate staff, supervisors, utilization review, manage health care clinicians, medical and mental health professional
Ability to positively interact with and develop rapport with clients and their families
Desire to assist those with chemical dependency in their recovery
Ability to maintain culture of care conducive to maximum benefit of clients and staff


Proven work experience in treatment or similar setting
Ability to monitor vital signs and to collect specimens
Familiarity with basic nutrition and personal hygiene standards
Proficiency in English
Caring and compassionate personality
Valid Drivers License
Current CPR certificate
First Aid training

Other Requirements:

Negative TB test results within the past year
Medical Clearance to work within the past year
Ability to pass a pre-employment and random drug screenings
Ability to lift/carry 20 lbs.
Moderate frequency of computer keyboarding
Moderate frequency of viewing a computer monitor
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  • Job Reference: 1010175458-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: The Edge Treatment Center
  • Location: Santa Ana, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent