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Psychiatric Treatment Coordinator - State Hospital South

This position ensures safety and security of residents, staff, buildings, and grounds; respond to emergencies; perform related work. Additionally, these positions involve observing activities of persons both day and night; patrolling an assigned area on foot; helping lift, carry or transfer incapacitated individuals; and hearing conversations on a two-way radio. This job involves exposure to all types of weather conditions.

We have the one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (PERSI) that offers a lifetime benefit. 
  • excellent medical, dental and vision insurance-employee only coverage for PPO $65/month for medical and vision & $11.00/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!

Our generous benefits package increases the total compensation of a full-time (benefits eligible) Psychiatric Treatment Coordinator making $22.94/hour to an estimated $33.88/hour.

If you have previously applied for Psychiatric Treatment Coordinator and wish to be considered for this vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.

The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare is a drug-free workplace. Any applicant offered employment at State Hospital South will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test. All applicants will be required to pass a criminal background investigation after a conditional offer of employment.

Example of Duties
  • Direct care support services
  • Responds to calls for assistance or lack of timely radio contact
  • Assists unit staff in calming, controlling, and restraining combative, intoxicated, and/or aggressive residents
  • Maintains surveillance of potentially volatile situations
  • Contacts local law enforcement agencies for assistance regarding potential problem situations
  • Directs and participates in searches of buildings and surrounding area both on and off campus
  • Assures timely evacuation in case of fire or other disaster
  • Prepares written reports
  • Escorts residents to and from living areas
  • May provide back-up services for living unit personnel
  • May maintain precautions to prevent runaways and unauthorized absences of residents
  • May apprehend and return runaway residents to living areas
  • May transport residents to and from area hospital, airport, or other points of origin/destination
  • Safety and security
  • Provides for safety and security of residents and staff
  • Enforces safety and security policies and procedures
  • Patrols campus and outbuildings to prevent vandalism and detect fires
  • Patrols buildings insuring that doors are locked and searches the facility when a door is found unlocked
  • Observes movement on campus and uses radio to advise of disturbances or suspicious occurrences
  • Assures that no one is in restricted areas
  • Reports safety hazards
  • Conducts searches for contraband
  • Investigates vandalism and theft
  • Checks and logs security lights
  • Reports mechanical malfunctions
  • Confronts unauthorized visitors and may make arrests
  • May patrol parking lots, enforce speed limits on institution grounds and issue citations
  • May make minor emergency maintenance repairs to ensure safety
  • May check the steam pressure and water level in the boilers

Minimum Qualifications
You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to pass the exam for this position. Click on the Questions tab associated with this announcement for the details regarding minimum qualification requirements. The Supplemental Questions on the application are the exam questions. If it is a written answer, please make sure you answer each question with enough detail to determine how you meet the requirements. Do not put see resume as your answer to written questions. Answer each written question thoroughly. Failure to do this may result in not passing the exam and disqualify you from being considered for this position.

  • Knowledge of therapeutic techniques used to treat mentally ill patients
  • Knowledge of common mental illnesses and symptoms
  • Knowledge of civil and legal rights of institutionalized persons
  • Knowledge of implementing treatment plans
  • Experience leading therapeutic activity groups


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.