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Clinician - Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/02/13
Posting End Date: 2024/03/13
Category: Community Services
Sub Category: Human Services
Work Type: Part Time Insurance and Retirement Eligible
Remote: Flexible Hybrid
Location: Statewide, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 32.00
Maximum Salary: 32.00
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Would you like to have an opportunity to have an impact on strengthening families and the lives of children in Idaho? Are you looking for a position with training opportunities and an excellent benefits package? If this sounds like a good fit to you, the Child and Family Services program is accepting applications for Clinicians to serve as Qualified Individuals on our Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) team. This position can be located at the department’s administrative office in downtown Boise or within statewide regional offices dependent on the location of selected candidates. Schedule for this position may be negotiated with generally working 5.2 hours 5 days a week. 

General Information: 

  • This announcement may be used to fill a temporary part-time (working 54 hours every two weeks) position. 
  • There may be some opportunity to telework. 
  • CANS Certification will be required. CANS/ICANS training and certification will be provided through the Division of Behavioral Health/Praed Foundation.

This is an ongoing temporary part-time position. Temporary positions are limited to working 1,385 hours in a 12-month period for any one state agency. Employees are eligible for benefits if they work twenty (20) hours or more per week and the term of employment is expected to exceed five (5) continuous months. 

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
  • 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!


  • Conduct assessments of children and youth referred to QI Clinician team using an approved, child-specific strengths and needs assessment tool (CANS) for placement in a Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP).
  • Work with assigned child welfare case managers to obtain available background information needed for completing the assessment. 
  • Collaborate with assigned child welfare case managers to identify appropriate family members, providers, and collaborative contacts to interview towards completion of Child Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessments (CANS).
  • Schedule and conduct virtual interviews to gather information. 
  • Complete CANS assessments and provide written summary reports, to include recommendation on level of care, for the Court within 20 days of receipt of a referral for assessment of a child/youth’s placement in a QRTP and ongoing while the child/youth remains in a QRTP level of care facility. 
  • Schedule and facilitate initial Family Permanency Team meetings to discuss results of the assessments and recommendation for level of care and ongoing treatment needs.
  • Ensure that monthly clinical case consultations are held for children/youth continuing in QRTP placements which include Family Permanency Team members, to discuss their identified treatment goals and discharge planning. 


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.) 

Below is preferred experience. It is not required for the position but applicants with this experience may receive consideration over other applicants.

  1. 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.
  2. Good knowledge of child welfare services. Typically gained by at least three years of experience in the provision of child welfare services.

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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].

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