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Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections

P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID


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(208) 624-3462 ext. 2104

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Rehabilitation Technician, DJC

Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections

Open for Recruitment: October 18, 2017 - Open until further notice
Announcement # 09275091071
Salary Range: $15.69 DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): St. Anthony

Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections 
Developing productive citizens in partnership with communities, through juvenile crime prevention, education, rehabilitation and reintegration!

This position is located in St. Anthony, Idaho.

If you have previously applied for this position you will need to reapply. Previous scores will not be considered.

If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding career where you can make a difference in the lives of youth consider becoming a Rehabilitation Technician.

Rehabilitation Technician's provide individual or group rehabilitative therapeutic services for delinquent youth and supervise youth in an assigned living unit. The ideal candidates are assertive individuals who are energized by working with youth.  Our juveniles can be challenging, but the work is rewarding.  Employees are required to model the behavior expected of the juveniles and influence them in their everyday work.

 This vacancy is also being recruited at the training level (Rehabilitation Technician Trainee).  If you feel you may qualify at that level you can view the announcement and apply for the position by clicking here.


  • Supervise and provide orientation to youth to insure compliance with institutional policies and procedures.
  • Intervene in confrontations between youth.  
  • Monitor personal hygiene of youth and provide training.  
  • Assign and supervise housekeeping duties.  
  • Monitor recreational and social activities.  
  • Implement treatment strategies developed by treatment teams and integrate daily living tasks with treatment goals.
  • Implement established intervention techniques and facilitate problem solving by youth.  
  • Transport offenders to other facilities, outside appointments, and work or community service activities.

Employees are responsible for supervision and control of physically hostile and aggressive youth who may present a hazard to life and property if appropriate intervention or security precautions are not followed. Individuals in this position are required to supervise personal hygiene activities including those involved toilet and shower. Schedules include weekend work and rotating shifts. Response to emergency situations within 30 minutes at all times is required. This position involves the ability to observe, hear and communicate orally with juveniles; intervene and control juveniles' assaultive and aggressive behavior toward themselves and others; life, transfer and care for juveniles in emergency situations such as in fire evacuation from a two-story dormitory, or in an accident where first aid/CPR must be administered.


  • Good knowledge of individual and group behavior of youth 
  • Good knowledge of recreational activities for youth
  • Experience instilling values and motivating youth in learning positive life skills
  • Experience using a personal computer for online records.
  • Willingness to: deal with violence, harassment, threats, verbal abuse; break up fights, control disturbances, and physically restrain offenders; perform searches for contraband and weapons; work alone unarmed among unrestricted offenders; work in a secure/locked facility in confined spaces; learn and follow department policies, procedures, rules, and instructions; set aside personal prejudices and be fair; work in high-stress, hostile environments; transport juveniles; become certified in CPR.
  • Physical requirements: No hearing, sight, or physical limitations that would prevent performance of duties.
  • Those selected are required to obtain the Juvenile Corrections Direct Care Staff Certificate through the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Academy. The Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) entrance requirements are as follows. Also see questions 1 - 9 on the exam.
    • U.S. Citizenship
    • Possession of a valid driver's license
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Two years of post-high school responsible experience
    • Be 21 years of age or older
    • No felony convictions
    • No DUI convictions within the last two years
    • No convictions of crimes of deceit, drugs, or sex crimes within the last 5 years
    • Meet military discharge standards 


  • IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Applicants must be willing to take the IMPACT Assessment examination and receive a passing score in order to be considered for this position. The assessment is designed to test skills and attitude, measuring the overall suitability needed to work with juvenile offenders. It consists of two parts: A Human Relations Video Test (76 question over 75 minutes) and a Reading Test (31 questions over 15 minutes).
    • You will receive an e-mail from IDJC with detailed information regarding scheduling and taking the Impact Assessment.  Assessments are given during the announcement period and MUST be taken to be considered for an in person interview. 
  • Idaho state employees enjoy a generous benefit program that includes health insurance, retirement, paid holidays and more.  Click here for more information .
  • Veterans may qualify for benefits under the GI Bill. If you have questions, contact the Department of Juvenile Corrections Human Resource office.
  • Successful applicants will have several forms to complete as well as answer questions regarding their history of drug and alcohol abuse, and physical, mental and emotional history for POST qualifications.  
  • These positions require rotating shift work, which may include graveyard shift, weekend and holiday work. Employees are expected to cover shifts as needed or assigned. Employees who work nights or graveyard may receive 5% shift differential
  • The successful applicant will be required to take and pass a Tuberculosis test during the first 30 days of employment and must complete and pass a medical, vision, and hearing exam within 60 days of employment. 


If selected for an interview, applicants will be required to bring to the interview:

  • Proof of US citizenship.  Acceptable documents are: U.S. city, county or state birth certificate, naturalization certificate, U.S. passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth, or Certificate of Citizenship.
  • Proof of high school diploma/GED or equivalent.  Acceptable documents are High school diploma, GED certificate, HSE (high school equivalency) certificate, high school transcript showing completion of high school, or official college transcripts showing successful completion of 15 or more credits.
  • Military discharge DD-214 Member 4 copy (if applicable).
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Completed IDJC Comprehensive Application for Certification.   Applicants will be given the website address to retrieve the application form when scheduled for the IMPACT Assessment.  If the application is not completed and turned in at the time the IMPACT Assessment is taken then it must be completed and brought to the interview in a sealed envelope.  Applicants not providing the IDJC Comprehensive application by the time of the interview will not be allowed proceed further in the hiring process.  This document will be kept in Human Resources for 90 days after the end of the hiring process.  The IDJC Comprehensive application for those applicants who are not offered a job will be destroyed after the 90 day period
  • The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections is a drug-free work environment.  Immediately after a conditional offer of employment has been extended to an applicant (before 5:00 pm of the day of the offer), he or she must test free of drugs as a condition of employment.
  • Upon an offer of conditional employment a hire must complete a criminal history background investigation including, but not limited to, the Idaho State Police Criminal Identification Bureau, FBI, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be conducted on the successful applicant.  Hires will be required to take and pass a TB test during the first 30 days of employment and pass a medical, vision, and hearing exam within 60 days of employment
For information on the criminal history investigation see the POST rules IDAPA Minimum Standards for Employment at:  


The exam for this position is a combination checklist and questions requiring a narrative response. The last question on the exam is for your customized resume.  You will receive a score based on your responses to the questions and willingness statements, provided those responses are supported by the information in the work history, resume, and/or education portion of your application. You must receive a minimum rating of 66 to pass this examination. Exam results are available online when the review process is completed.  A higher rating can be obtained based on the extent of your education and experience, so take your time to provide a detailed and complete answer to each question.  It is very important that the information you provide clearly supports your responses. If your selections are not supported you may not receive a passing exam score and will be removed from consideration.  Applications are reviewed periodically and scores assigned.  Results are available online
If you have ever worked for any law enforcement agencies, your resume must include all agencies worked for including a contact number.


If your name has been certified to a hiring list for possible consideration, you will see it listed in the Hiring Lists section of your online application. Supervisors review application materials prior to scheduling interviews. Those applicants who will be offered an interview may receive a phone call, letter or email to schedule a time, be sure your contact information is up to date and accurate. Having your name certified to a hiring list is not a guarantee that you will be contacted for an interview, it simply means you are one of the applicants being considered.


The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections has regionalized state services for juveniles committed to its custody, making it possible for most juveniles to remain close enough to their communities so parents and other key community members can take part in the juvenile's treatment. State juvenile correctional centers are located in Lewiston, Nampa, and St. Anthony and provide a full complement of services for 268 youth who range from 10 to 20 years of age.

St. Anthony, located in southeastern Idaho,  is just a short drive from many recreational activities including camping, fishing, blue-ribbon fly fishing, hiking, golfing, hunting and winter sports including downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing.  St. Anthony is located just 40 miles from Idaho Falls, the State's fourth largest city.  Click here for more information about the Juvenile Corrections Center, St. Anthony.

It's Easy to Apply!!

Click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.

When completing your online application information, be sure to select: 

  • Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections under "Agencies"  
  • Full-time and Shift under "Job Type/Shift"  
  • St. Anthony under "Cities." 
  • Thank you for applying with the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections!



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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.