Job Title: Psychologist-Licensed (Upstate Region)
Agency: Department of Juvenile Justice
Opening Date: Tue. 11/15/16
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
State Salary Range: $59,161.00 - $109,457.00 annually
Agency Hiring Range: Min: $72,275.00  Max:
Job Type: FTE - Full-Time
Location: Cherokee County, South Carolina
Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)


The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice is seeking a psychologist to work at the Cherokee County location. Under limited supervision, the psychologist develops and implements community-based psychological evaluation and consultation services for youth involved with SC Department of Juvenile Justice.  Services are provided within an assigned geographical area of the state.  Provides evaluation services including clinical interviews with youth and family members, record reviews, and consultations with DJJ County Office staff and other agencies involved with youth being evaluated.  Provides administration and interpretation of psychological tests and measures; prepares reports and provides expert testimony in Family Court as required by attorneys or judges.  Provides consultation to DJJ staff regarding youth involved with DJJ.  Participates in DJJ treatment planning and management; consults in cases of youth with special needs (e.g. mental health or developmental issues); consults with DJJ County Office staff regarding problematic issues/cases.

*This position may qualify for a sign-on bonus.*

Minimum Requirements:  A doctoral degree in applied psychology from an APA approved program in psychology and possession of a current license to practice psychology in the State of South Carolina or eligible for licensure within 12-18 months.

Preferred Qualifications: Must have thorough knowledge of current psychology theory/practice and psychological evaluation/assessment techniques.  Must have the ability to select, administer, and interpret psychological tests and effectively communicate findings; ability to communicate effectively with juveniles, staff, relevant agencies, and the concerned public.  Excellent writing skills required.

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