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Clinicians/Forensic Clinic/Mobile Crisis

  2021-11-12     Department of Health and Welfare     1720 Westgate Drive     $26.50-$29.00 hour  

Do you want to play a key role in promoting and protecting the health and safety of Idahoans in the Treasure Valley and have a master’s degree with at least two years of post-master’s degree experience in a clinical mental health setting? If so, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is recruiting for multiple limited service Clinicians in the Division of Behavioral Health to join our Region 4 team at our Westgate location in Boise.

What we offer:

• High quality, affordable health care with low deductibles

• 11 paid holidays

• 3 weeks of vacation per year to start

• Multiple retirement plans including automatic 11.94% employer contribution.

• 8 weeks of paid parental leave

Currently, we are searching for amazing candidates for the following teams:

Forensic Clinic Team

Clinicians with the Forensic Clinical Team treat and assess adults in a variety of scenarios to include correctional facilities, hospitals, clinics and in the community. Work in this team consists of mental health assessments and treatment for individuals within the criminal and civil court procedures to include competency, dangerousness, and prior mental health assessments. These individuals addressed by this team may be in a criminal or civil mental health proceeding. Additionally, the Forensic Clinical Unit is responsible for providing mental health treatment to the voluntary and indigent population in the Region 4 area. This unit works closely with court personnel, law enforcement and outside agencies and clinicians. Communication and collaboration with judges, attorneys, correctional personnel, psychologists and other mental health agencies are of highest importance. Clinicians on the Region IV Forensic Clinical Unit are responsible to provide care and treatment for vulnerable and at times potentially dangerous population through respect, empathy and efficiency.

Mobile Crisis

The Mobile Crisis Unit is an acute psychiatric response team. Clinicians with the MCU operate a 24/7 crisis line and provide community response to individuals in crisis 7 days a week. This unit responds with and without law enforcement, community paramedics, and other community crisis system partners. This response includes providing crisis intervention services via the crisis line or face to face assessment and safety planning with individuals in crisis, their loved ones, and treatment providers and social service networks. The unit also provides safety monitoring and placement as well as service coordination before, during, or after acute crisis and includes risk and safety assessments for voluntary hospitalization, involuntary behavioral health holds, or other crisis situations including medication interruption, escalation of psychiatric symptoms and/or substance use disorders or disconnection from healthcare services. Clinicians with MCU will also create and present community trainings with Law Enforcement and other crisis system partners and collaborate to provide outreach to the community to ensure accessible and compassionate behavioral health services to all.

***Length of limited service appointments are determined by the availability of funds such as grants, alternative funding sources and/or timeframes such as pilot projects, alternative funding sources or program termination. The estimated duration of limited service positions is through April 30, 2023.***

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.

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Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

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