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Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections

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Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections

Open for Recruitment: June 16, 2017 - Open until further notice
Announcement # 06820028786
Salary Range: $ 20.92- $25.79 DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Lewiston

The Department of Juvenile Corrections is seeking a
  Clinician to join our team at the Juvenile Corrections Center in Lewiston, Idaho

If you are a motivated individual interested in a rewarding career working with young people and possess great problem solving skills,
enjoy diversity of job tasks and time spent at work, this Clinician position is the job for you

This announcement is open until filled.

Clinicians for the Department of Juvenile Corrections work with incarcerated juveniles in an institutional environment, providing direct clinical services.  This position provides assessment, multifaceted clinical therapy and/or rehabilitative services to juveniles and families.  The Clinician decides the clinical and mental health approaches from an acceptable gamut of options and conducts audits and oversight of designated service components as assigned.  The Clinician can recommend process and direction to juveniles and family, relative to assignment and policy.  This position also works on-call as suicide evaluator. 

Clinicians spend a significant amount of time with the juveniles in one-on-one situations.  These juveniles have the potential for acting out violently and at times the Clinician may need to assist in physically restraining the juvenile.  Due to safety concerns for both the juvenile and Clinician, the incumbent will be required to take the following training prior to being alone with a juvenile; Effective De-escalation, Appropriate Use of Force or Peer Assisted Restraints, IJOS Incident Reporting, CPR and First Aid.  This training is generally completed within the first two weeks of employment with IDJC.

Clinicians for the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrects are eligible to receive the following:

  • Generous benefits package for the employee and the family with very affordable health, dental, and vision insurance typically unmatched in the community. For more information, click here
  • May be eligible for federal student loan forgiveness as a public employee. 
  • Generous retirement benefits through PERSI.  For more information, click here
  • Needed Supervision may be provided for Clinical Licensure hours by position supervisor. 
  • Great opportunity to grow in your field of expertise through experience as well as Continuing Education.  Units paid for by IDJC as approved by the management team, as well as time spent, and travel expenses
  • Awesome opportunity to be a part of an excellent and talented clinical team.   
The Juvenile Corrections Center in Lewiston has one unit that houses 36 male juveniles.  Our goal is to guide youth to individual ‘MILESTONES’ as they develop and grow on their way to becoming trusted and valuable members of the community.The MILESTONE program promotes and redirects the common interest from the cliques, the formal structure of the gangs, and the action orientation from the crowds and converts them to a positive forum. The overall goal of the MILESTONE program is to facilitate a transformation in the juvenile offender’s behavior from delinquent and addictive to pro-social and healthy.

In addition to providing alternative coping skills and competencies, the Milestone Program also reduces risk levels. Any idea, belief, or circumstance which causes a juvenile offender to gravitate to inappropriate/illegal behavior is a risk factor.
The program staff and treatment team develop individual and community strategies to help eliminate and/or manage undesirable behaviors and reinforce those that are socially acceptable with positive outcomes. JCC–Lewiston’s program model incorporates mentoring, cognitive restructuring, social learning, and cause and effect reinforcement.

General Information:

  • This announcement will be used to fill a current vacancy in Lewiston. If you have previously applied for Clinician and wish to be considered for the current vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.
  • A complete criminal history background investigation including, but not limited to, the Idaho State Police Criminal Identification Bureau and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be conducted on the successful applicant.
  • 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 p.m. of the day of the offer), he or she must test free of drugs as a condition of employment.
  • The successful candidate will be required to take and pass a TB test during the first 30 days of employment.
  • Idaho state employees enjoy a generous benefit program that includes health insurance, retirement, paid holidays and more. Click here for more information
  • State of Idaho employees may be eligible for the Student Loan Forgiveness program.  For more information


  • 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 and groups;
  • Provide crisis interventions;
  • Case consultation with Juvenile Service Coordinators (Social Workers), Juvenile Probation Officers, treatment team, and private providers;
  • Provide multifaceted clinical therapy and/or rehabilitative services consultation;
  • Serve as on-call Suicide Evaluator in a rotation schedule.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master's Degree (or higher) in a direct clinical practice Human Services; e.g., social work, psychology, marriage and family counseling, marriage and family therapy, psychosocial rehabilitation counseling, psychiatric nursing, or very closely related field of study, field is required for this position.
  • Licensed to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Licensed Pastoral Counselor (LPAS), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Idaho in accordance with Idaho Code, Section 54-3214, or licensure in another state. If licensed in another state, the person hired must obtain endorsement for an Idaho license within ninety (90) days of hire. See Question 2 on the examination.
  • Willing to work in a juvenile correctional facility with juveniles who may engage in verbal and physical acting out and who have difficulty regulating their behavior and emotions. See Question 5 on the examination.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience providing direct clinical services to juvenile offenders.  See Question #7 on the examination.
  • Some knowledge or experience providing treatment for individuals with mental health and substance abuse disorders.  See question #8 on the examination.
  • Experience providing treatment for sex offenders and performing psychosexual evaluations.  See question #8 on the examination.


Education and Experience. Respond to the questions as instructed. You will need to have the minimum level of experience or education to qualify for this position. Scoring is determined by the information you provide in your response to the questions as supported by a resume, work history and education portion of your application. A minimum score of 53 is needed to pass this examination. A higher rating can be obtained based on the extent of your education and experience, so take your time to provide detailed and complete information on your application and/or resume.  It is very important the information you provide clearly supports your responses. The hiring supervisor will also use your responses to determine offers for interviews from the qualified applicants. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete.

Hiring Lists:

Hiring lists are generated once all applications have been scored.  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 the application material prior to scheduling interviews.  Those applicants who will be offered an interview may receive a phone call, letter, or e-mail to schedule a time.  Be sure your application 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.

To preview the exam, click on Preview Exam below. You will not be able to take the exam from this screen, if you wish to take the exam, click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided.

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Click on the Apply Online button to the left 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 under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Lewiston under "Cities"

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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.