The Job of Mental Health Technician is an easy one, depending on the day and who you are working with. The easiest way to describe the job is that of a babysitter. MHT's make sure everyone is still breathing and helps to get them to where they need to go. The difficulty comes with the variety of people you have to deal with.
Valley Vista is a for profit business. they are, in my opinion, more about quantity of people served, rather than the quality of the service provided. As with any person with addiction or some kinds of mental illness, it comes down to whether the person wants to get better. From the perspective of a MHT Valley Vista has many instances of recidivism, and there is not much an MHT is able to do about that. Ultimately this is why I left the job, I wanted something where I could continually help and work with a person through their journey, rather than be a week long stop off in it.