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Behavioral Health Clinician - $2,500 Retention Bonus

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/12
Posting End Date: 2024/04/26
Category: Mental Health
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Caldwell, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 38.18
Maximum Salary: 45.82
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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  • Vision: A Healthier Southwest Idaho.
  • Mission: To promote the health and wellness of those who live, work and play in Southwest Idaho.
  • Values: Accountability, customer-focused, and teamwork influence the work we do and the difference we hope to make.

Are you looking for an opportunity to serve the communities of Adams, Washington, Payette, Gem, Canyon, and Owyhee counties? Do you crave a job where you can make a difference and serve the public? Southwest District Health (SWDH) is recruiting a Behavioral Health Clinician to join the dedicated group of public health professionals in their Community Behavioral Health Unit within the Family and Clinic Services Division.

If you crave team-oriented work, purpose, and work/life balance, perhaps it's time you considered a career with SWDH. We're all about shaking up the stereotype that working in government is dull. We're disruptors and innovators, all passionately sharing the same vision of making Southwest Idaho the best place to live, work, and play. We believe in fostering a positive and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive.

As a Behavioral Health Clinician and public health employee, you will serve an active role in improving the health of your community. As part of a small, but mighty team, you will provide behavioral health services to youth, adults and families living within the six counties of SWDH. This work would include conducting mental health assessments, providing therapy, and offering consultation and education related to mental health. You’ll receive referrals from all SWDH programs based on client request as well as findings of the mental health and substance use screening forms completed by SWDH programs including the medical clinic, Women Infant and Children (WIC), Parents as Teachers (PAT) and Nurse family Partnership (NFP). Collaborating with school districts within SWDH and Community Health Action Teams to identify youth, adults, and families in need of mental health services will also be pursued.

This position may include a teleworking option from within Idaho.

Excellent Benefits

This budgeted, regular full-time position offers a competitive benefits package including PERSI (one of the BEST RETIREMENT system available in the Nation) with a lifetime benefit!

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits (Plan options offer employee only coverage for full-time/30+hours per week PPO $65/month for medical and vision and $11.80/month for dental, with a low premium cost for adding additional family members. Or a Free High Deductible Health Plan for employees only and low cost for additional members.)
  • Life Insurance (FREE basic and paid for supplemental options for both the employee and eligible dependents.)
  • 11 paid holidays per year and generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start (Holiday pay and accruals are calculated on a prorated basis depending on how many hours worked.)
  • Optional 401K and 457 Saving Plans
  • Wellness Programs
  • Bring your canine friend to work on Fridays
  • In-house gym and walking path
  • Ongoing internal and external training opportunities
  • Opportunity for Student Loan Forgiveness and Tuition Reimbursement!

Our generous benefits package elevates the total compensation for a full-time Behavioral Health Clinician. Our offering transforms the hourly pay range from $38.18 - $45.82/hour to an estimated $53.30 - $62.64/hour, showcasing the value we invest in your well-being and professional growth.

This position may be eligible for a $1,000 Retention Bonus upon successful completion of six months entrance probation and an additional $1,500 Retention Bonus upon completion of twelve months of employment. 

Typical Duties:

Candidates must be able to complete the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation and meet all the mandatory qualifications of the position.

  • Designs, implements, and oversees multifaceted clinical therapies and rehabilitation programs
  • Provides clinical case management services
  • Evaluates treatment effectiveness and client/family outcomes
  • Applies clinical skills to assess client/family needs
  • Formulates assessment and therapeutic recommendations
  • Prepares findings, diagnostic impressions, diagnoses, and recommendations
  • Advocates for clients and their families
  • Presents assessment results to multidisciplinary teams
  • Participates in treatment planning and provides forensic services
  • Coordinates programs with other service providers and community organizations, and offers client, family, and community education services

Minimum Qualifications:

You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to qualify for this position. All required experience and/or education must be listed under the work history section of this application OR on your resume and must include a detailed explanation of your roles and responsibilities at each relevant employer.

Minimum Qualifications (MQ):

  • 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.)

MQ Specialty:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Background or licensure in a professional specialty (Master Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensure in another state); if licensed in another state must obtain an endorsement for an Idaho license within 90 days of hire.


Supplemental Information:

Who May Apply

Individuals who meet all the “MQ’s” and “MQ Specialties” listed above. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodation may be directed to the contact listed on this job posting.

How to Apply

Log in to your account, find this job announcement and select the Apply Now button. Attach your most current resume and follow the promptings to complete the exam. Hit submit. Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

The successful candidate will have a history and background supportive of the department's mission goal and be required to complete a pre-employment drug test and a criminal history background check to include fingerprints.

SWDH is an equal opportunity employer and hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sex, age, or disability, exercising the right to family care and medical leave. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodation to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodation or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Human Resource Office at 208.455.5318.


NOTICE: Idaho's Public Health Districts are agencies that are authorized by the State of Idaho as independent bodies. District employees are not State of Idaho employees, rather District employees who receive benefits through the Office of Group Insurance.


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If you would like to become a part of our team, we encourage you to apply.

    If you have questions about this position, please contact us at:
    [email protected]
    Phone: 208.455.5318