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Clinician - SHN

Posting Begin Date: 2024/03/25
Posting End Date: 2024/06/25
Category: Mental Health
Sub Category: Human Services
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Orofino, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 32.00
Maximum Salary: 32.00
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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People Making a Difference!

A one-time $2,500 SIGN-ON BONUS is being offered for Clinicians at State Hospital North.

***Sign-on bonus criteria must be met.***

State Hospital North has two openings for a Full-Time Clinician. State Hospital North in Orofino, Idaho, is a licensed 60-bed psychiatric hospital providing primarily involuntary inpatient treatment for adults in psychiatric crisis who are committed to the Department of Health and Welfare. State Hospital North collaborates with patients, their families, and the referring regional behavioral health centers to develop targeted goals and objectives for the individual’s treatment episode while simultaneously focusing on critical supports and arrangements for follow-up care after discharge.

This is an ongoing announcement which means at the time applicants apply, we may or may not have an opening. Those applicants that take and pass the exam to show they meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the referral list. When a position becomes available, the hiring supervisor will then directly contact those applicants they wish to interview off the referral list.

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. In addition, successful candidates will be required to complete a criminal history background investigation. Employment is dependent upon satisfactory results of the investigation.  



We have one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (PERSI) that offers a lifetime benefit. 


  • excellent medical, dental and vision insurance- (full-time/30+ hours per week) employee only coverage for PPO $65/month for medical and vision & $11.80/month for dental
  • generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start 
  • 11 paid holidays a year 
  • paid parental leave
  • multiple savings plans, optional 401K, and optional 457
  • basic life insurance for employee and family (employee covered at one times annual salary; spouse covered at $10,000; child covered at $5,000)
  • wellness programs 
  • ongoing training opportunities 
  • an opportunity for student loan forgiveness
  • and more!


  • 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 clinical case management services.
  • Formulate assessment and therapeutic recommendations, prepares findings, diagnostic impressions and recommendations.
  • May select, score, administer and interpret psychological tests.
  • Provide crisis intervention support.


You must possess all the minimum and specialty minimum qualifications below to pass the exam for this position. Please make sure your resume or work history supports your meeting the minimum and specialty qualifications for this position. Failure to do this may disqualify you from being considered for this position. It is highly recommended to attach a one-page cover letter to your application to demonstrate how you meet the requirements below.

  • 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.) 


  •  A license in one of the following areas: Master Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). For licensure information please contact the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses (208)334-3233.

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EMAIL: [email protected] 
(208) 334-0681


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.