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Health and Welfare

Open for Recruitment: December 8, 2017 - Open until further notice
Announcement # 06820004524
Salary Range: $20.06 - $26.00 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Lewiston, Statewide

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is recruiting for Clinicians. This announcement may be used to fill current and future vacancies throughout the state. 

CURRENT OPENING: Region 2 Behavioral Health - Children's Mental Health is currently recruiting for a Clinician to work in the Lewiston field office.

This announcement will be used to fill vacancies at Health and Welfare only. If you have previously applied for Clinician and wish to be considered for these positions, you must reapply under this announcement.  Previous scores will not be used.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is a drug-free workplace. Any applicant offered employment in this position at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test.

This announcement may be used to fill both permanent AND temporary positions. Temporary appointments from this announcement, serving at least one thousand forty (1,040) hours of continuous service, may be hired as an entrance probationary employee without further examination for the same classification and location as announced. Please ensure you have selected full-time AND temporary in your job type/shift preferences if you may be interested in temporary work with the possibility for permanent employment.


  • Perform assessments, evaluations, observations, and interviews using a variety of assessment tools to identify needs and formulate diagnostic impressions
  • Develop treatment plans, and recommend services and interventions
  • Provide direct counseling to individuals, families, or groups
  • Provide crisis intervention support

Clinicians are used in several different settings and programs in the Department. The different organizational and geographical locations, roles and responsibilities are described in the following paragraphs.

Family and Community Services Programs: Clinicians provide family centered services such as: perform family interventions; evaluate child protection cases; determine the community resources available; and make recommendations based on needs assessments to facilitate family support. Some positions may perform Designated Examiner services, or serve as team leader where multidisciplinary teams are used.

Community Mental Health Programs: Clinicians typically receive mental health referrals and applications; conduct intake interviews; administer and interpret psychological instruments; conduct service assessments, assess for risk and safety issues per agency mandates and priority; counsel clients; coordinate with and initiate referrals to community partner agencies in accessing community-based services for clients; provide clinical consultation to agency staff, private service providers and other state and community partner agencies; testify in court; document all case activities and conduct designated exams and other forensic activities. Positions may specialize in services to children or adults.

State Hospital North (a mental health acute treatment facility, located in Orofino) and State Hospital South (Idaho's mental health treatment facility, located in Blackfoot): Clinicians provide individual and group therapy on selected patients; participate as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team; function as family and/or primary therapists; and coordinate and provide liaison for admission and discharge planning. State Hospital South also includes Syringa Chalet 29-bed Skilled Nursing Facility, where Clinicians complete comprehensive functional and behavioral assessments using a variety of assessment tools, primarily the MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment used by all Skilled Nursing Facilities and assist with the formulation of Advance Directives. 

Southwest Idaho Treatment Center (SWITC) (a residential facility for people with developmental disabilities, located in Nampa): Clinicians complete comprehensive functional assessments and functional behavioral analyses; and develop behavioral support plans and participate as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team. Client needs can vary from individuals with a significant cognitive impairment to those with co-occurring mental illness and corresponding behavioral issues. Individual and group therapy may also be part of the responsibilities.

Clinician positions for community mental health and children and family services programs are located only in the following areas: Coeur d'Alene, Sandpoint, Kellogg, Bonners Ferry, St. Maries, Lewiston, Moscow, Grangeville, Mountain Home, Boise, Twin Falls, Burley, Rupert, Jerome, Bellevue, Idaho Falls, Rexburg, Salmon, Pocatello, Caldwell, Payette, and Preston. Please indicate the specific community (ies) where you will accept employment on your application information.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master's Degree (or higher) in a direct clinical practice Human Services field is required for this position. (Master's degree in social work, psychology, marriage and family counseling, marriage and family therapy, psychosocial rehabilitation counseling, psychiatric nursing, or very closely related field of study.)
  • Idaho requires licensure for individuals who possess a Master's degree in Social Work or Counseling: Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), Licensed Pastoral Counselors (LPAS), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPC), and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists (LMFT). For licensure information please contact the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses at or (208)334-3233.


There is an exam for this position to determine an applicant's eligibility. Click the "Preview Exam" button below to review the exam. You must receive a score of 100 to pass this exam. If at any time during the screening/testing process your response or resume do not support the answers you provided, your name will be removed from the register.

How to Apply:

Click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. When updating your online application information, you must select: Health and Welfare under "Agencies;" full-time, or any acceptable conditions of employment, under "Job Type/Shift;" and the specific city or cities in which you will work under "Cities."


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