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Clinician PWCC 04.2021

Company: State of Idaho
Location: Pocatello
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

The Mission of the Idaho Department of Correction is to create a model correctional system that provides equitable access to programming and opportunities that reflect a community experience, foster connections, and restore victims of crime.


Please note changes have been made to this exam to include the standards required for the Department's compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003. 

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 for the Pocatello Women's Correctional Center (PWCC) 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.


We offer an excellent benefit package which includes medical insurance, retirement benefits, paid leave and holidays to name a few.  On average, employer paid portions of these benefits is equivalent to 40% of the employee's annual salary.


  • Excellent low-cost Health, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Participation in one of the nation's best state retirement systems PERSI Retirement
  • Generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start
  • Ten paid holidays a year
  • Multiple savings plans, including an optional 401k & Deferred Compensation plans
  • Group Life Insurance/Disability Insurance/Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program
  • Benefits Summary
  • 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
  • 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.)


  • 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 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)
  • Experience treating, assessing or supervising sex offenders


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 where the vacancy exists 
  • Are currently under IDOC supervision or probation (must be released from IDOC supervision or probation for at least one year)


Thank you for your interest in employment with Idaho Department of Correction!


OVERTIME NOTICE: 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 at (208) 334-2263.

Keywords: State of Idaho, Pocatello , Clinician PWCC 04.2021, Other , Pocatello, Idaho

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