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Clinician - Behavioral Health

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Posting Begin Date: 2023/12/21
Posting End Date: 2024/03/21
Category: Community Services
Sub Category: Health Services
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Multiple Locations, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 32.00
Maximum Salary: 32.00
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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People Making a Difference!

$2500 Sign-On Bonus with a 12-month obligation

***Sign-On bonus Criteria must be met***

Are you looking to get away from the billable hour? If you are interested in growing professionally and are passionate about providing services to Idahoans, join the Division of Behavioral Health as a Clinician in our Caldwell and Boise field offices. We are actively looking for qualified individuals to join a high energy, supportive work environment where you will have the opportunity to interact, collaborate, and cooperate with multiple systems including community providers, hospitals, law enforcement, and the courts. 

The Clinical Services Bureau works to transform Idaho’s behavioral health system through collaboration, building expertise, and advancing clinically excellent care. 


“Working for the good of the people and a Division that cares about the work they do.”

“The variety of the work and getting to do something different every day.”

“Helping people and my community.”

“Helping people and community partners in crisis situations.”

“Our team is professional, responsible, compassionate, and passionate. We love what we do, and we always seek to better serve the clients.”

“I enjoy working with the people we serve. I have enjoyed building collaborations with community partners, the hospital, the jail, and the police department.”

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.

This is a flexible/hybrid (combination of in-office and telework) position.

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 to completing 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) 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!


  • Formulates assessments, evaluations, and therapeutic recommendations
  • Advocates for clients and families
  • Applies clinical skills to assess clients/family needs
  • Provides Forensic Services
  • Coordinates program with other services and community providers
  • Designs, implements, and directs multifaceted clinical therapies and rehabilitation programs
  • Evaluates treatment effectiveness and client/family outcomes
  • Provides crisis intervention support
  • Serves as a designated examiner and dispositioner


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.)


  • This position requires licensure in one of following: Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), Licensed Pastoral Counselors (LPAS), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPC), and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists (LMFT). For licensure information please contact the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses at or (208)334-3233.

Learn About a Career with DHW

***PLEASE NOTE: application assistance is not available after the business hours listed below, on the weekends, or on holidays and you must apply before 4:59 pm on the closing date. When applying, use CHROME as your browser to avoid complications.

If you have questions, please contact us at:

Email is the quickest way to get an answer to your questions.

(answered Monday through Friday during business hours MST)

EMAIL: [email protected] 

PHONE: (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.