SouthLight Healthcare
  • CICS Services
  • Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Full Time

SouthLight Healthcare is a non-profit organization providing top quality care for substance use and mental health disorders as vital components of whole person care in the communities we serve. We have proudly served the Triangle area and beyond since 1970. We are excited to be an agency offering Family Centered Treatment (FCT) within our continuum of care and believe that delivering seamless behavioral and medical care promotes optimal wellness and increases the likelihood of sustained change.

We are currently seeking a full-time Licensed or Provisionally Licensed Counselor or Qualified Professional for our Family Centered Treatment (FCT) program located in Raleigh.

The FCT Counselor position is a unique position in many ways. It is both a team and individual position in which the individual provides clinical services within the Family Centered Treatment model to include: family therapy, individual therapy, and clinical assessments. FCT is a home/community based service, so the majority of interactions with families will be in their home or a variety of community locations as necessary and appropriate (schools, social services, probation offices, medical appointments, etc.). For this position, the hours are flexible and focused on meeting the needs of the families served.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide therapeutic services to clients including: 
  • Crisis Response 
  • Assessment of needs 
  • Interventions 
  • Evaluation of problems and family functioning 
  • Monitoring of family/parental progress 
  • After-care linkage and/or recommendation to referent 
  • Development of short and long-term family goals with measurable outcomes in collaboration with the individual/family in services 
  • Attend and participate in Child & Family Team Meetings and provider meetings as requested.  
  • Attend weekly individual and/or group supervision. 
  • Provide thorough documentation including treatment plans, progress notes, monthly reports FCT fidelity documents and assessments. Submission of documentation should be submitted within required deadlines.  
  • The FCT Clinician will complete the self-guided Wheels of Change training course and make consistent progress toward achieving "FCT Certification" from the Family Centered Treatment Foundation (FCTF). In addition to the online-based training and required readings, the certification process requires Field Certification: the videotaped demonstration or direct field observation of competencies in the field with real clients.   
  • Once certified, the FCT Clinician will complete on-going activities necessary to maintain certification from FCTF.   
  • The FCT Clinician will provide Family Center Treatment to families and guide them through the four phases of treatment in a timely manner.   
  • Family Centered Treatment is a comprehensive treatment program that requires FCT Clinicians to make multi-hour sessions each week with all families.   
  • A FCT Clinician is expected to spend an average of 5 hours a week with each client family.   
  • All services (even individual services) are provided through the lens of child safety. As part of service provision, staff shall be proficient and assess the child safety concerns and protective factors that exist within the family. 
  • The FCT Clinician must be available to provide must provide intensive safety planning and crisis response services 24 hours a day/7days per week/365 days a year. 
  • FCT providers must adhere to State and Federal laws requiring the reporting of suspected abuse and neglect 
  • FCT providers must be dedicated to providing strengths based culturally competent services. 


Educational and Experience    

  • Minimum Master's degree in a Human Services field 
  • Meets the requirements specified for a QP status according to 10ANAC 27G.0104.


  • Must maintain a professional license/provisional licensure status in an applicable field (LCSW, LPC, LMFT, LCAS)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to make vital crisis decisions on the job to effect change. 
  • Excellent organizational skills. 
  • Effective written and oral communication skills. 
  • Ability to make independent judgments and decisions without supervisory direction. 
  • Ability to learn a variety of technological equipment and systems quickly and address problems quickly and efficiently to avoid lapse in communication with staff, families, or collaterals

Knowledge of:

  • Family Systems Therapy and Family Preservations Model
  • Wake County Resources
  • Microsoft Office Suite

SouthLight offers competitive salaries and training opportunities. Full time employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, STD, LTD and our matched retirement plan. We also have a generous PTO policy including 10 holidays.

If you want to work with people who share a common desire to improve the quality of people's lives, we invite you to apply online at Please click Careers for our online application.

SouthLight Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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