Mental Health Aide

  • County of El Dorado
  • Placerville, California
  • Dec 21, 2020
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $29,120.00 - $35,401.60 Annually USD

Job Description


The El Dorado County Health And Human Services Agency is committed to transforming lives and improving futures for the citizens of El Dorado County. Their programs and services include Behavioral Health, Public Health, Community and Social Services. They have over 600 employees dedicated to enhancing and enriching the lives of those in their communities.

The Health and Human Services Agency's Behavioral Health Division is committed to the physical and mental health of the residents of El Dorado County. They provide a wide variety of services to the community, including mental health 24-hour crisis services, adult and children's services, Substance Use Disorder Services, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) programs, mental health first aid training, and much more!

Use your knowledge and skills to assist your community! You will have the opportunity to assist mental health clients in their ability to maintain and improve their level of functioning and provide peer counseling and transportation services to clients as needed.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to:
  • Provide advocacy for individuals receiving mental health services.
  • Assistant clients in enrolling in social service benefits such as Social Security (SSI), Medi-Cal, General Assistance, and medical care and coverage (County Medical Services Program).
  • Provide direct training and counseling to clients in parenting and household management skills.
  • Instruct clients in nutritional meal preparation, budgeting and household care.
  • Participate as a member of the community outreach team and engage clients in enrolling in mental health and social service programs.
  • Provide peer counseling and assistance to a caseload of clients; engage program participants in wellness and recovery activities.
  • Assess the need for food, clothing, and transportation; help clients link to other community services.

Human resources will assess your application to determine if you are minimally qualified using the following recommendations:

Graduation from high school or successful completion of the General Education Development (GED) test is required.

Equivalent to twelve (12) hours of mental health provider training in consumer self-help, mental health intervention, or daily living skills for Mental Health clients OR six (6) months of experience in providing assistance and communicating with clients or providers in a community, social services or mental health setting.

Other Requirements:
Must possess and maintain a California class C driver's license and provide a satisfactory driving history as documented by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Click here to view the minimum qualifications for Mental Health Aide, as well as the physical, environmental, and working conditions.
Apply online by clicking the 'Apply' link at the top of this announcement. When your online application and responses to the required supplemental questions are complete, click 'Accept'.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, contact Heather Andersen in Human Resources at

The Human Resources Department will screen all applications to identify qualified candidates. After screening, qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the recruitment process.

Training and Experience Review (Weighted 100%): A training and experience review consists of candidates responding to supplemental questions on the job application. A subject matter expert will evaluate each candidate's responses based on predetermined criteria. The subject matter experts are not granted access to the candidate's application; therefore, responses to the supplemental questions should be thorough, detailed, and complete. Do not refer to resumes, cover letters, or other documentation as they will not be reviewed.

Supplemental questions play an integral role in this recruitment process. Please take the time to provide thoughtful and thorough responses. The information you provide may be used to determine your ranking for referral to specific vacancies. All work experience that is described or included in your response(s) MUST be included in the "Work Experience" section of your application. Do not refer to a resume or other documentation.

For more information on the recruitment process, click here .

Based on the department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.

The County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for Mental Health Aide. This recruitment will establish a list for the purpose of filling current and future full time, part time, and extra help vacancies for at least three (3) months. There is currently one (1) full time vacancy and one (1) part time vacancy located in Diamond Springs, Ca. While part time positions vary, this specific vacancy is anticipated to work approximately 10 hours/week.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

The County of El Dorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Many job classifications require a pre-employment medical screening. Depending on the job classification, medical screening may include testing for drugs, including but not limited to marijuana; a positive test may result in revocation of an employment offer.

Not just rusting mining towns and historic sites - Today El Dorado County is a year-round vacation destination overflowing with outdoor adventure, inviting agritourism locations, enriching family activities, and a proud Gold Rush history. Escape the traffic and smog because El Dorado County is just:
  • 40 miles from Downtown Sacramento
  • 50 miles from Sacramento Airport
  • 129 miles to San Francisco
Here are a few of the many activities and events available throughout El Dorado County:
  • Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Boating, and Watersports
  • Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Live Music and Music Festivals
  • Local Craft Breweries and Wineries
  • El Dorado County Fair
  • Placerville Speedway
  • Farm to Fork Restaurants
  • Local Shopping Gems

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Placerville, California United States View Map