Best way of moving some jQuery from a view helper

I have a helper that uses some jQuery code that I would like to move out
of the helper method.
I am trying to move it to application.js but it will probably end up in
a different file.
I have two reasons for wanting to do this.
1) I want to keep all my jQuery code seperate to my HTML code
2) I want to change the append to an appendTo so I can add a highlight
effect, appendTo which is proving awkward to achieve in the helper.

[code]
  def link_to_create_address(form_builder)
    link_to_function 'New address', {:id => 'new_address_link'} do

page>

      form_builder.fields_for :addresses, Address.new, :child_index =>
'NEW_RECORD' do |faddress|
        html = render(:partial => 'address_container',
                                :locals => { :faddress => faddress,
                                :uid => 'NEW_RECORD',
                                :show_edit_form => true })
        page <<
"jQuery('#address_list').prepend('#{escape_javascript(html)}'.replace(/NEW_RECORD/g,
new Date().getTime())).effect('highlight', {}, 300)"
      end
    end
  end
[/code]
So basically I want to move the line
[code]
  "jQuery('#address_list').prepend('#{escape_javascript(html)}'.replace(/NEW_RECORD/g,
new Date().getTime())).effect('highlight', {}, 300)"
[/code]
into a more suitable location.