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The Department of Health and Welfare



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

Come join a great team at State Hospital West (SHW)! We are seeking a Clinician for SHW located in Nampa. SHW is a 16-bed Adolescent Psychiatric Treatment Hospital (for adolescents between 11 and 18 years old) nestled between Ridgecrest and Centennial golf courses on a picturesque piece of state property along the Nampa Interstate 84 corridor. SHW provides psychiatric inpatient treatment care for Idaho’s adolescent citizens with the most serious and persistent mental illnesses. The hospital works in partnership with families and communities to enable clients to return to community living and is accredited by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations and certified by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

These positions offer the opportunity to work with an excellent team of the top health care providers in Idaho. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is seeking individuals who are driven to make an impact to our patients’ lives. If you are someone who wants to make a difference, share in growth and development, and know at the end of the day you have made a positive impact, then our Clinician position might be for you!

This position also requires applicants to become certified in CPR and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention.

Employees will be required to work weekends, holidays, and day shifts.


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. 



  • 11 paid holidays
  • Generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start 
  • Paid parental leave
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance - incredible rates!(full-time/30+ hours per week)
  • PERSI Choice 401(k)
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) 
  • Wide variety of training opportunities
  • Some positions offer flexible hours and/or telecommuting 



  • Assess clients' recreation and activity skills
  • Consult with other professionals regarding clients' physical disabilities
  • Obtain medical/social/educational histories through interviews or review of case records
  • Analyze and interpret assessment results
  • Participate as a member of a multidisciplinary team to evaluate, diagnose, and plan developmental or rehabilitative treatment for clients
  • Determine long and short-term recreational treatment goals to meet clients' needs
  • Evaluate facility therapeutic recreation procedures
  • Conduct individual and group programs to meet established goals
  • Obtain materials and equipment to facilitate treatment goals
  • Document treatment and prepares reports
  • Coordinate treatment with other providers
  • Evaluate clients' needs for further treatment


You must possess all the minimum qualifications below to pass the exam for this position. Please make sure your resume or work history supports your meeting the minimum 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 (Master’s degree in social work ,psychology, marriage and family counseling/therapy, psychosocial rehabilitation counseling, psychiatric nursing, or very closely related field of study). Substance abuse education or certification (ACADC, CADC) in addition is preferred, but not required.
  • This position requires licensure in one of the following: Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Pastoral Counselor (LPAS), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), and Licensed Marriage and 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

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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

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