Psychologist I -UEC

US Government, Department of Juvenile Justice






If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference and you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of South Carolina’s youth, consider joining the dedicated people of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

We are recruiting Licensed and Licensed-eligible psychologists for our secure facilities (see map below). If you are interested in a career in a forensic setting that specializes in evaluations of juvenile justice-involved youth undergoing court-ordered evaluations, as well as delivers evidence-based, informed, youth-centered therapeutic engagement, treatment, and rehabilitation, our secure facilities may be an ideal fit for new career psychologists. 

If you have completed pre- or post-doctoral training and are interested in a youth population or making a career or geographical shift to beautiful South Carolina, consider South Carolina DJJ. We are a dynamic agency with a robust psychology staff with varied backgrounds/experience who offer a high-quality work environment and commitment to best practices in our field. The position is in the South Carolina Juvenile Justice Programs and Services division.

 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.


Under limited supervision, develops and implements secure facility-based psychological services (evaluation, consultation, and therapeutic) for youth involved with the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. In support and absence of facility Clinical Director, provides supervision of evaluation and therapeutic services provided by facility Mental Health Professionals. 


Provides evaluation, consultation, and therapeutic services for youth involved with the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice, which includes but may not be limited to: 


Completing evaluations for youth with no prior or outdated evaluations to assess diagnoses and treatment needs to determine the most appropriate placement.

Conducting clinical interviews with youth and family members, record reviews, and consultations with DJJ County Office staff and other agencies involved with the youth.

Administering and interpreting psychological tests and preparing reports to be shared as needed for treatment purposes.

Providing individual and group therapy services.

Provides supervision of evaluation and therapeutic services provided by facility Mental Health Professionals.


Identifies youth with Serious Mental Illness or Intellectual Disability and makes referrals to the appropriate agencies.


Participates in DJJ treatment planning and interagency staffing; 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.


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


Perform other related duties as assigned.

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