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Department of Correction

P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID


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Department of Correction

Open for Recruitment: August 1, 2017 - Open until further notice
Announcement # 06820041228
Salary Range: $22.26 - $24.18 per hour - D.O.E. -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Pocatello

The Mission of the Idaho Department of Correction is to protect the public, our staff, and those within our custody and supervision through safety, accountability, partnership and providing opportunities for offender change

Clinicians with the Idaho Department of Correction work inside correctional institutions/prisons and Probation & Parole District Offices around the state. These positions perform assessments, program assignments, and treatment referrals for offenders convicted of a felony. This announcement will be used to fill the current opening at the District 6 Probation and Parole in Pocatello, Idaho.

If you have previously applied for Clinician at IDOC or any other agency and are interested in the current opening then you must re-apply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used. Hiring lists may be created from open competitive, IDOC Department Promotional, or Statewide promotional applicants. The applications may also be used for future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months.

Note: The incumbent must have a Master's Degree in social work, psychology, psychosocial rehabilitation counseling, marriage and family counseling, marriage and family therapy, or a closely related field and possess licensure as a Licensed Masters Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor within 90 days from the date of hire.



  • Perform mental health assessment of offenders and determine the need for additional services and referral to psychiatric and treatment services, including Substance Use Co-occurring disorders
  • Perform assessment of offenders who verbalize or demonstrate suicidal behavior
  • Participate in treatment planning and delivery of individual and group counseling
  • Complete psychological reports for the Commission on Pardons and Parole; the Sex Offender Board; and various Courts
  • Provide crisis intervention
  • Conduct psychometric testing in the assessment of inmates
  • Facilitate multi-disciplinary treatment team meetings


  • A Master's Degree (or higher) in a Human Services field is required for this position. (Master's degree in social work, psychology, marriage and family counseling, marriage and family therapy, or very closely related field of study)


  • Must possess a current Idaho license as a Licensed Masters Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, or be license eligible within 90 days from the date of hire
  • Must be willing to work in a correctional facility and may include working non-traditional hours during evenings and/or weekends


  • Experience in the screening, assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment of adults with substance abuse or co-occurring disorders
  • Experience supervising staff in a professional setting
  • Experience developing and implementing treatment plans
  • Some knowledge and/or experience in assessing criminogenic risk and risk associated with substance abuse relapse
  • Current, or eligibility to obtain, clinical membership in the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)


To be hired, candidates will have a history and background supportive of department mission goals and will be subject to:

  • Completing a Background Investigation Questionnaire and pre-employment drug testing
  • Having a federal and state criminal background check to include fingerprints
  • Having a history of law-abiding behavior
  • Felonies, misdemeanors, illegal drug usage, DUI's, adverse driving convictions and employment history may make you ineligible for employment

Non-hiring restrictions are in place for candidates who:

  • Have been convicted of Domestic Violence or similar types of violent behaviors
  • Have a dishonorable discharge from military service
  • Currently are using, dealing or are associated with illegal drugs
  • Have close friends or relatives under IDOC care & custody
  • Are currently under IDOC supervision or probation (must be released from IDOC supervision or probation for at least one year)


You will receive a score based on your education and experience in the answers to the exam. A minimum score of 77 is required to pass. Notification of your test results will be available online when the exam review process has been completed. All answers to the questions on the exam must be supported in the work history, resume, and/or education portion of your application.

For more detailed information regarding the requirements of this position please click on "Preview Exambelow. You will not be able to take the exam from this screen.


Click on any Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist Information and Exam for this position. Remember to update your online application information, please select/add:

  • Department of Correction under "Agencies"
  • Full-time under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Pocatello under "Cities"

Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency. You must complete all items in the Application Checklist under General Information and Optional Information to include Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, Job Type/Shift, Skills, and Resume.


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Preview Exam

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.