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Speech-Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, or Physical Therapist

Therapist, Early Intervention

Health and Welfare

Open for Recruitment: August 11, 2016 - Open until further notice
Announcement # 07710006978
Salary Range: $31.74 - $34.19 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Statewide

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has exciting opportunities for Early Intervention Therapists who would like to work with infants, birth - 3 years of age. This announcement may be used to fill Speech-Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, and Physical Therapist openings as they occur.

This announcement may be used to fill current and future vacancies in the following locations: Blackfoot, Boise, Caldwell, Coeur d’Alene, Grangeville, Idaho Falls, Lewiston, Mountain Home, Moscow, Nampa, Orofino, Payette, Pocatello, Rexburg, Rupert, Salmon, Sandpoint, Twin Falls.

All applicants will be required to pass a criminal background investigation after a conditional offer of employment. Please submit your application as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed periodically.

The Idaho Department of Health & 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.



  • Select and administer discipline specific assessment and evaluation instruments to determine the child’s developmental status.
  • Obtain specialized medical/social history through interview with parent, physician, or other team members and/or review of the child’s record.
  • Prepare written reports that include assessment results, strengths and needs, and recommended child and family-centered outcomes and service objectives.

Service Plan Development and Monitoring 

  • Participate in Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) development with Multi-Disciplinary Team members, including the family; participate in six month IFSP reviews of each child’s progress. 
  • Participate in transitional planning identified in the child’s IFSP.

Therapeutic Intervention 

  • Provide discipline specific direct services in the child’s natural environment using routine based intervention.
  • Serve as primary interventionist as representative of and in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team.
  • Design and implement child and family centered treatment and intervention program with the family and Infant Toddler team.
  • Evaluate child’s progress and work with the Infant Toddler team and family to modify treatment or intervention.
  • Maintain documentation of each discipline specific service delivered to the child including consultation or coaching activities for the parent or caregiver.
  • Conduct individual and group therapy sessions as identified in the IFSP in the child’s natural environment using routine based interventions.


  • Participate in Infant Toddler multi-disciplinary team meeting to determine a child’s eligibility.
  • Review and explain discipline specific evaluation results and recommend functional child and family outcomes and objectives with team.
  • Participate in regular meetings with Infant Toddler Program team members.

Consultation and education 

  • Provide discipline specific consultation and instruction to Infant Toddler team members and parents.
  • Provide necessary information to physicians, public health districts, and school personnel regarding the child’s functioning level.  
  • Coordinate program with other service providers and community organizations. 
  • May participate in research projects.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.

Positions also require one of the following:

  • Licensure as a physical therapist in Idaho in accordance with Idaho Code 54-2202. Registration or a temporary registration must be obtained prior to appointment.
  • Licensure as an occupational therapist in Idaho in accordance with Idaho Code 54-3703. Licensure or a limited permit must be obtained prior to appointment.
  • Licensure as a speech-language pathologist in accordance with Idaho Code 54-2913 or Provisional Permit in accordance with Idaho Code 54-2919.  


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 responses 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, please select Health and Welfare under "Agencies", full-time under "Job Type/Shift", and under "Cities," please select those you are willing to work.  


Preview Exam

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.