South Carolina Department of Mental Health

Toward Local Care
From Institution to Community

Why work for the S.C. Department of Mental Health?

These are exciting and challenging times for our 6,000 employees as we dedicate ourselves to making our services more effective, accessible, and accountable to our consumers and to their families.

We have initiated cutting-edge, nationally acclaimed programs such as telecommunications for the deaf; a satellite system for training and education; and our school based and other innovative programs for children.

As state employees, our staff enjoy benefits such as a liberal holiday and leave policy, a comprehensive retirement program, excellent health and life insurance plans, in-house staff development and training, participation in and sponsorship of national and international conferences and flexibility to further their education.

During our 175-year history, we have evolved into a system of 17 community mental health centers and three inpatient facilities that offer attractive incentives, diverse opportunities, and access to a broad array of career choices.