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Full-Time Employment

Full-Time Employment

Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of the SCYAP team. The following full-time job opportunities are currently available. Please contact Angel Roddy at aroddy@scyap.com for more information on full-time positions at SCYAP:


Advanced Nurse Practitioner


South Carolina Youth Advocate Program (SCYAP) is seeking a full-time or part-time Advanced Nurse Practitioner to work in collaboration with the Clinical Director and our Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to expand our outpatient mental health services. We serve at-risk and vulnerable children and adolescents. The candidate would be responsible developing and implementing individualized treatment plans; collaborating with interdisciplinary treatment teams, and providing ongoing medication management with a therapeutic approach. Must be highly motivated and share our practice philosophy of providing compassionate,comprehensive, and evidenced based care to the children we serve. Position will be located in Columbia, SC to serve clients in the Midlands area,and offers flexible hours and competitive pay.

Please put position title in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Position Requirements

·        Nursing license and official recognition by the South Carolina State Board of Nursing as a Mental Health         Nurse Practitioner

·        Experience diagnosing and treating children and adolescent

·        Excellent clinical judgment with willingness and desire to work collaboratively with treatment team

·        Able to work independently and think critically

·        A passion for making a difference in the life of a child




Mental Health Clinician 
Family Services Clinic – Columbia, SC and Florence, SC

South Carolina Youth Advocate Program (SCYAP) is seeking two (2) qualified full-time clinicians to work with children and families in an outpatient setting. The clinicians will conduct diagnostic assessments and provide psychotherapy to at-risk children and adolescents with high rates of trauma, emotional dysregulation, and behavioral problems. The clinicians will be responsible for developing clinical documentation and recommendations for behavioral health services, collaborating and consulting with interdisciplinary treatment teams, and communicating consistently and efficiently to ensure clients’ continuity of care. Positions will be based in the SCYAP Family Services Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic, one position located in Columbia, SC to serve clients in the Midlands area, and the other position located in Florence, SC to serve clients in the Pee Dee area.  The positions offer competitive pay and an excellent benefit package. Please put position title in the subject line. No phone calls please. 

Position Requirements 

• Professional licensure as an LPC, LMSW