Sunday, November 19, 2006

Forensic Psychology Job Vacancy: Juvenile Forensic Psychologist, Augusta, Georgia (USA)

The Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR), Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases (MHDDAD), is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Juvenile Forensic Psychologist in Augusta, Georgia.

Job Description

Under limited supervision, you will conduct psychological testing and evaluations on children and/or adults with delinquent or status offenses, which bring them into contact with the judicial system. Provide opinions based on psychological evaluations regarding competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility. May be required to provide courtroom testimony and or
consultations to court personnel.


A current Georgia license to practice psychology (license may be temporary, provisional, or permanent). Or a valid license to practice psychology from any other state and license-eligible in Georgia. Once hired, a Georgia license to practice psychology would be required. Preference will be given to candidates, who can demonstrate:

  • Experience of psychological assessment and diagnosis of children and adolescents.

  • Experience relating to the treatment of childhood and adolescent psychiatric disorders.

  • Forensic experience and/or training.

  • Knowledge of developmental issues in children and adolescents related to cognitive and social development.

  • Benefits

    In addition to a competitive starting salary of $51,000 – $70,000, a generous benefits package is offered that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.

    Employment Information

    This position is located in Augusta, Georgia. Nestled along the banks of the Savannah River, Augusta is the second largest and oldest city in Georgia. Augusta and the Central Savannah River Area provide diversity of cultural, recreation and social activities, low cost of living, excellent public and private schools and is the home of Augusta State University and the Medical College of Georgia. Located in the east central section of the state, Augusta is approximately 150 miles east of Atlanta on Interstate 20. Augusta is also centrally located just two and a half hours from the beach and the mountains.

    Applying for this job

    A cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format should be sent via e-mail to To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject of your email: MHDDAD/Forensic Psychologist

    Candidates for this position may be subject to employment drug testing and criminal background check.

    Click Here To Visit The Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Mental Health

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