Mental Health Professional II-Psy

State of South Carolina


Job title: Mental Health Professional II-Psy

Company: State of South Carolina

Job description: If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

About Us

It is the mission of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) to impact and transform young lives, strengthen families, and support safer communities through targeted prevention and rehabilitation.

Job Duties:

Under general supervision, is responsible for providing clinical and assessment services to juveniles at the Coastal Evaluation Center (CEC). Follows policies and procedures established for the agency.

Completes Psychosocial Evaluations on juveniles in collaboration with Social Workers and submits reports for merging and supervision in a timely manner.

Makes referrals to, and consults with, other DJJ staff (e.g. nurses, psychiatrists,, teachers, security officers) about juveniles with particular needs.

Provides on-call crisis intervention services on a rotating basis with other clinicians, including after-hours coverage.

Attends Interagency Staffings on juveniles requiring such.

Coordinates psychiatry clinic on a rotating basis and acts as liaison between psychiatrists and other staff.

Attends trainings to improve and enhance skills knowledge base.

Agency Requirements:

A masters degree in guidance, counseling, the social sciences or a related field and professional experience in a mental health, human service or social service program.

Note: If any Agency Requirements are listed above, applicants must also meet those requirements to be considered for the position. Salary may vary depending on experience and qualifications. Candidates must present documentation of their attainment of college degree(s) at the time of interview. Documentation must be either an official or unofficial copy of the college transcript or Letter of Verification of Degree from the institution’s Registrar’s Office. If the candidate selected for the position provided an unofficial copy, it must be replaced with an official copy on or before the HR processing date.

Preferred: Masters degree in applied psychology from a designated program in psychology and professional experience in a mental health, human service or social service program.

Requires thorough knowledge of current psychological theory/practice and psychological evaluation/assessment techniques with children/adolescents/families, as well as some knowledge of forensic psychological issues in Family Court.

Must have excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to present clear and comprehensive oral and written reports.

Must be able to work and communicate effectively with youth, families, staff, and other entities.

Consultation with and supervision by a Licensed Supervising Psychologist.

All reports are supervised and feedback is provided on each. Annual performance review.

Ability to identify need for technical assistance/consultation and develop resources to meet those needs.

Requires a person with experience working with delinquent population utilizing group treatment models. This position is located within a locked, secure facility.

Must be able to work around juveniles in an incarcerated environment. This position requires on-call duties.

The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice offers an exceptional benefits package for FTE positions that includes:

  • Health, dental, and life insurances
  • 15 days annual (vacation) leave per year
  • 15 days sick leave per year
  • 13 paid holidays
  • State retirement plan and deferred compensation programs

This position performs job duties relating to the custody, control, transportation, or recapture of juveniles within the jurisdiction of the department of juvenile justice, and the employee may have direct and indirect contact with juveniles within the jurisdiction of the department of juvenile justice.

Training applicable to these duties will be provided

Applications are incomplete if you fail to answer all supplemental questions, education and work history. Incomplete applications are not referred to hiring managers. Applications are accepted until 5:00 p.m. on the stated closing date.

You will be asked to provide a certified transcript if selected for a position requiring a degree. A background investigation will be conducted that may include, but not limited to, criminal records, driver’s license and child abuse registry prior to an offer of employment. Additionally, a medical examination and drug testing may be required. Please provide an explanation for any gaps in employment. A resume maybe attached with your application, but not substituted for completing the work history section of the application.

The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice offers an exceptional benefits package for FTE positions that includes:

  • Sign on bonus – Community Specialist
  • Health, dental and life insurances
  • 15 days annual (vacation) leave per year
  • 15 days sick leave per year
  • 13 paid holidays
  • State retirement plan and deferred compensation programs

Expected salary: $43030 – 79616 per year

Location: Dorchester County, SC

Job date: Tue, 24 Jan 2023 07:43:12 GMT

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