Chief Psychologist (SVPP)
The South Carolina Department of Mental Health has an opening for a Forensic Psychologist who will assist in planning, coordinating, and conducting evaluation and treatment services for the high profile Sexually Violent Predator Program (SVPP). Specific duties include preparing written annual reviews for civilly committed SVPP residents and testifying at annual review hearings as necessary. Other duties include supervising SVPP case managers and treatment, providing training to SVPP staff, and serving on treatment and management teams.
The job is located in Columbia, the state capital, which has mild winters, a relatively low cost of living, the University of South Carolina, and a metropolitan population of about 500,000. Partners for Livable Communities named Columbia as one of “America’s Most Livable Communities.” It is convenient to mountains and beaches, with many cultural and recreational opportunities.
Applicants must have a doctorate in psychology from a fully accredited program, successfully completed a fully accredited pre-doctoral internship, and be licensed or license-eligible (with license obtained by the end of the first year of employment) in South Carolina. Position requires possession of Forensic Psychological training and experience in the specialty areas of sexual offender risk assessment, evaluation and treatment. Applicant must have thorough knowledge and understanding of most recent scientific/professional literature and techniques in the evaluation & treatment of sex offenders. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary as well. The salary is commensurate with experience, (salary range $44,825.00 - $82,930.00 annually) and the position includes a generous state employee benefits package.
Interested parties should apply at www.jobs.sc.gov. Search the position title Chief Psychologist. Information on benefits can also be found on this website.
Please contact Dr. Sipes with further questions at 803-935-5688.