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Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist, Family Service Worker - FACS

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/02
Posting End Date: 2024/05/02
Category: Community Services
Sub Category: Community and Social Services
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 24.80
Maximum Salary: 24.80
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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This position will remain open until filled. To ensure you are considered, we encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Are you a detail-oriented human services professional who excels in a fast-paced environment? Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of Idaho's children and families? If this sounds like a good fit to you, we are seeking applicants for Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist (PSR) Family Service Worker (FSW) to join our Child and Family Services team.

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. 


  • 11 paid holidays
  • Generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start 
  • Paid parental leave
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance - incredible rates!(full-time/30+ hours per week)
  • PERSI Choice 401(k)
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) 
  • Wide variety of training opportunities
  • Some positions offer flexible hours and/or telecommuting


  • Assess and process referrals for child abuse or neglect and conduct assessment and fact-finding interviews to obtain and assess mental, physical, economic, employment, environmental and social status of client/family/caregiver.
  • Assess interview information to determine substantiation of referrals and prepare written intake reports.
  • Make on-site evaluations of foster homes to determine suitability of facilities and service providers for licensure/certification.
  • Design, organize, implement, and monitor effectiveness of case plans using an array of community resources to resolve issues and facilitate client access to support services.
  • Determine appropriate client placement and ensure least restrictive environment, take action to reduce risk to client and others by providing emergency, crisis intervention, and after-hours on-call service.
  • Complete need and risk assessments on cases and determine eligibility for services and level of care.
  • Carry a full caseload in child welfare. 
  • Client counseling, social services, support, and change-oriented activities to preserve the family unit and promote client self-determination.
  • Develop appropriate safety plans for children addressing special needs of clients.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team staffing to modify treatment plans.
  • Prepare case record notes attesting to engagement with client and results from specific kinds of service.
  • Design and apply varying treatment modalities for problem resolution.
  • Prepare court reports, affidavits, testimony, etc. for required court proceedings.


You must possess all the minimum qualifications below to pass the exam for this position. Please make sure your resume or work history supports your meeting the minimum 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.

  • Good knowledge of human services principles and practices to include: behavioral management methods, social and family systems, human growth and development, case management methods. Typically gained by a Bachelor's degree in social work, behavioral science, education, or healthcare from a nationally accredited university or college. Must have included at least 21 semester credit hours in human services fields such as psychology, social work, special education, counseling, and psychosocial rehabilitation.
  • Computer literacy for data entry, electronic mail, composing reports and letters, and storing and retrieving documents.
  • A valid driver's license.

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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.