Rehabilitation Technician Trainee, DJC

State of Idaho Lewiston, ME
Applicants who are invited to take

the IMPACT Assessment or

interview may request reasonable accommodations by calling the Human Resource Office at the number above.


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Rehabilitation Technician Trainee, DJCIdaho Department of Juvenile Corrections

Open for Recruitment: May 14, 2018 - Open until further notice

Announcement # 09273064087

Salary Range: $13.42/hr. DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Lewiston

Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections

Developing productive citizens in partnership with communities, through juvenile crime prevention, education, rehabilitation and reintegration!

IDJC is now hiring for full-time Rehabilitation Technician Trainee's to fill several vacancies. These positions are located in Lewiston.

Rehabilitation Technician Trainee, DJC is a trainee position for the full-working level of Rehabilitation Technician, DJC. Trainees supervise delinquent youth in an assigned living unit and receive training in providing individual and group rehabilitative therapeutic services. The ideal candidates are assertive individuals who are energized by working with youth. Our juveniles can be challenging, but the work is rewarding. Employees are required to model the behavior expected of the juveniles and influence them in their everyday work.

Incumbents hired as a Trainee will be expected to follow a training plan to develop the skill levels necessary to reach the requirements for the Rehabilitation Technician. Training is usually completed within one to two years. If you feel your education and/or experience may meet the minimum qualifications for the fully qualified level (Rehabilitation Technician, DJC), you can view the announcement and apply here.

The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections has regionalized state services for juveniles committed to its custody, making it possible for most juveniles to remain close enough to their communities so parents and other key community members can take part in the juvenile's treatment. State juvenile correctional centers are located in Lewiston, Nampa, and St. Anthony and provide a full complement of services for 268 youth who range from 10 to 20 years of age.

Located at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers, Lewiston is a vibrant city with a population of 35,000. Although Lewiston is located in a mostly rural area it has not been affected by the recent economic downturn. Lewiston has seen a thriving economy with many stable and even growing businesses and a housing market that reflects this vibrant community. Click here for more information about the Juvenile Corrections Center, Lewiston.


* Supervises and provides orientation to youth to insure compliance with institutional policies and procedures.

* Intervenes in confrontations between youth.

* Monitors personal hygiene of youth and provides training.

* Assigns and supervises housekeeping duties.

* Monitors recreational and social activities.

* Implements treatment strategies developed by treatment team and integrates daily living tasks with treatment goals.

* Implements established intervention techniques and facilitates problem-solving by youth.

* Transports offenders to other facilities, outside appointments, and work or community service activities.

Employees are responsible for supervision and control of physically hostile and aggressive youth who may present a hazard to life and property if appropriate intervention or security precautions are not followed. Individuals in this position are required to supervise personal hygiene activities including those involved toilet and shower. Schedules include weekend work and rotating shifts. Response to emergency situations within 30 minutes at all times is required. This position involves the ability to observe, hear and communicate orally with juveniles; intervene and control juveniles' assaultive and aggressive behavior toward themselves and others; life, transfer and care for juveniles in emergency situations such as in fire evacuation from a two-story dormitory, or in an accident where first aid/CPR must be administered.


* Some knowledge of personal hygiene and maintaining a safe and sanitary living environment;

* Some knowledge of recreational activities for youth;

* Experience working with youth ages 9 - 18 to gain some knowledge of individual and group behavior of youth;

* Experience recognizing when a youth is being harassed or abused by others;

* Experience preparing written reports.

* Willingness to: deal with violence, harassment, threats, verbal abuse; break up fights, control disturbances, and physically restrain offenders; perform searches for contraband and weapons; work alone unarmed among unrestricted offenders; work in a secure/locked facility in confined spaces; learn and follow department policies, procedures, rules, and instructions; set aside personal prejudices and be fair; work in high-stress, hostile environments; transport juveniles; become certified in CPR.

* No hearing, sight, or physical limitations that would prevent performance of duties.

* Must meet the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) entrance requirements as follows. Also see questions 1 - 10 on the exam.

* U.S. Citizenship

* Possession of a valid driver's license

* High school diploma or GED

* Two years of post-high school responsible experience

* Be 21 years of age or older

* No felony convictions, unless the felony conviction occurred before the applicant was eighteen (18) years of age AND ten (10) or more years prior to application.

* Conviction of a DUI in the last two (2) years or 2 DUI's within the last five (5) years

* No convictions of crimes of deceit, drugs, or sex crimes within the last 5 years

* Meet military discharge standards


* IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Applicants must be willing to take the IMPACT Assessment examination and receive a passing score in order to be considered for this position. The assessment is designed to test skills and attitude, measuring the overall suitability needed to work with juvenile offenders. It consists of two parts: A Human Relations Video Test (76 question over 75 minutes) and a Reading Test (31 question over 15 minutes).

* You will receive an e-mail from IDJC with detailed information regarding scheduling and taking the Impact Assessment. Assessments are given during the announcement period and MUST be taken to be considered for an in person interview.

* Idaho state employees enjoy a generous benefit program that includes health insurance, retirement, paid holidays and more. Click here for more information .

* Veterans may qualify for benefits under the GI Bill. If you have questions, contact the Department of Juvenile Corrections Human Resource office.

* Those selected are required to obtain the Juvenile Corrections Direct Care Staff Certificate through the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Academy. For information regarding the requirements see the information below under POST REQUIREMENTS.

* Successful applicants will have several forms to complete as well as answer questions regarding their history of drug and alcohol abuse, and physical, mental and emotional history for POST qualifications.

* These positions require rotating shift work, which may include graveyard shift, weekend and holiday work. Employees are expected to cover shifts as needed or assigned. Employees who work nights or graveyard may receive 5% shift differential.

* The successful applicant will be required to take and pass a Tuberculosis test during the first 30 days of employment and must complete and pass a medical, vision, and hearing exam within 60 days of employment.


If selected for an interview, applicants will be required to bring to the interview:

* Proof of US citizenship. Acceptable documents are: U.S. city, county or state birth certificate, naturalization certificate, U.S. passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth, or Certificate of Citizenship.

* Proof of high school diploma/GED or equivalent. Acceptable documents are High school diploma, GED certificate, HSE (high school equivalency) certificate, high school transcript showing completion of high school, or official college transcripts showing successful completion of 15 or more credits.

* Military discharge DD-214 Member 4 copy (if applicable).

* Valid Driver's License

* Completed IDJC Comprehensive Application for Certification Applicants invited to interview will receive an IDJC Comprehensive application that must be completed and brought to the interview in a sealed envelope. Applicants not providing the IDJC Comprehensive application will not be allowed to interview. This document will be kept in Human Resources for 90 days after the end of the hiring process. The IDJC Comprehensive application for those applicants who are not offered a job will be destroyed after the 90 day period


* The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections is a drug-free work environment. Immediately after a conditional offer of employment has been extended to an applicant (before 5:00 pm of the day of the offer), he or she must test free of drugs as a condition of employment.

* Upon an offer of conditional employments a hire must complete a criminal history background investigation including, but not limited to, the Idaho State Police Criminal Identification Bureau, FBI, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be conducted on the successful applicant. Hires will be required to take and pass a TB test during the first 30 days of employment and pass a medical, vision, and hearing exam within 60 days of employment

For information on the criminal history investigation see the POST rules IDAPA Minimum Standards for Employment at:


The exam for this position is a combination checklist and questions requiring a narrative response. The last question on the exam is for your customized resume. You will receive a score based on your responses to the questions and willingness statements, provided those responses are supported by the information in the work history, resume, and/or education portion of your application. You must receive a minimum rating of 63 to pass this examination. Exam results are available online when the review process is completed. A higher rating can be obtained based on the extent of your education and experience, so take your time to provide a detailed and complete answer to each question. It is very important that the information you provide clearly supports your responses. If your selections are not supported you may not receive a passing exam score and will be removed from consideration. Applications are reviewed periodically and scores assigned. Results are available online.

NOTE: If you have ever worked for any law enforcement agencies, your resume must include all agencies worked for including a contact number.


If your name has been certified to a hiring list for possible consideration, you will see it listed in the Hiring Lists section of your online application. Supervisors review application materials prior to scheduling interviews. Those applicants who will be offered an interview may receive a phone call, letter or email to schedule a time, be sure your contact information is up to date and accurate. Having your name certified to a hiring list is not a guarantee that you will be contacted for an interview, it simply means you are one of the applicants being considered.


The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections has regionalized state services for juveniles committed to its custody, making it possible for most juveniles to remain close enough to their communities so parents and other key community members can take part in the juvenile's treatment. State juvenile correctional centers are located in Lewiston, Nampa, and St. Anthony and provide a full complement of services for 268 youth who range from 10 to 20 years of age.

St. Anthony, located in southeastern Idaho, is just a short drive from many recreational activities including camping, fishing, blue-ribbon fly fishing, hiking, golfing, hunting and winter sports including downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing. St. Anthony is located just 40 miles from Idaho Falls, the State's fourth largest city. Click here for more information about the Juvenile Corrections Center, St. Anthony.

It's Easy to Apply!!

Click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.

When completing your online application information, be sure to select:

* Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections under "Agencies"

* Full-time and Shift under "Job Type/Shift"

* Lewiston under "Cities."

Thank you for applying with the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections!

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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.

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