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IDOC - Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Specialist - D2

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/16
Posting End Date: 2024/04/30
Category: Corrections
Sub Category: Community and Social Services
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Lewiston, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 23.32
Maximum Salary: 25.98
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho Opportunity

Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date.   


The mission of the Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC)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. IDOC is looking for candidates who want to make a positive impact! Working as a Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Specialist (DARS) within the Division of Probation and Parole. DARS administer substance abuse screenings/assessments, provide professional rehabilitation consultation in an intensive programming environment, and facilitate groups. Work may require daily travel within a geographic area of the state and irregular work schedules including evenings and weekends. 


  1. Conduct initial intake interviews with clients and make collateral contacts to obtain background data and social information. 
  2. Facilitation of group and coordination of care within IDOC and with external programs. 
  3. Administer screening/assessment and prepare reports within assigned deadlines.  
  4. Coordinate service authorizations with IDOC Central Office SUD team and assist in policy and program development.  
  5. Participate with community groups and other public agencies in developing program needs and problem-solving techniques. 

 Minimum Qualifications: 

  1. Good knowledge of drug & alcohol treatment course work. Typically gained by a minor in addiction studies, or graduate certificate.  
  2. Experience to include performing client assessments and case management; developing and implementing treatment plans; and monitoring client behaviors. Typically gained by at least 3 credits with in the 12 core functions (screening/assessment or case management) or closely related field OR at least 6 month of full-time work experience in a behavioral health clinic/or substance use disorder program providing client with screening and assessment tools. 
  3. Proficient in computer data entry, electronic mail, composing reports and letters, and storing and retrieving documents. Typically gained by familiarity with Office 365, Outlook, or other like programs. 
  4. Willing to work non-traditional hours (evening hours up to 10 p.m. and/or weekends) in a correctional facility and/or probation and parole district office providing program facilitation and case management services to individuals under IDOC jurisdiction. 

Required Qualifications: 

  1. Meet IDAPA 16.07.17 guidance before beginning employment. This includes the following minimal licensure, or eligibility for licensure, within 90 days of hire: Substance Use Disorder Associate (SUDA), Idaho Student of Addiction Studies (ISAS), or Certified Drug/Alcohol Counselor (CADC), Advanced Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor, Master Addictions Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Masters Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Physician Assistant, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Psychologist, or Physician. 

Desirable Qualifications: 

  1. Some knowledge of the criminal justice system. Typically gained by at least 6 college level credits in criminal justice or a closely related field OR at least 6 months of full-time work experience in a corrections or law enforcement setting involving daily interaction with clients or offenders to enforce security and safety procedures in a corrections or law enforcement setting (i.e. probation & parole officer, correctional officer, case manager, mental health or criminal justice professional) OR completion of a collegiate internship (at least 150 hours) in a criminal justice setting. 
  2. Some knowledge of screening/assessing with ASAM criteria. Typically gained by at least 3 credits with in the 12 core functions or closely related field OR at least 6 month of full-time work experience in a behavioral health clinic/or substance use disorder program providing client with screening and assessment tools.   


The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit 


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.