SouthLight Healthcare
  • Primary Care
  • Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Other

Founded in 1970, SouthLight Healthcare is a premier provider of Substance Abuse and Mental Health treatment for the Triangle area and beyond. As part of our commitment to providing holistic healthcare solutions for our clients, we offer integrated Mental Health treatment and Primary Care services, in addition to wrap-around services and linkages to community support. We believe that delivering seamless behavioral and medical care promotes optimal wellness and increases the likelihood of sustained recovery.

We are currently seeking a part-time or full-time Intake Counselor who is primarily responsible for conducting comprehensive clinical assessments for new and returning clients and ensuring that the required documentation is completed and filed correctly and timely. Comprehensive clinical assessments may be provided at the office location or community partner organization (Wake Brook, Holly Hills, and Wake Med etc.). Clinician may also carry a small caseload for outpatient therapy. 



  • Provide screening, assessment and evaluations in a professional and engaging manner. Complete all documentation at time of service. Present information to the treatment team in a clear and concise format. That facilitates recommended level of care and need for treatment.
  • For each client assigned, provide orientation to treatment that includes goal statement, schedule of services, confidentiality, client rights, consent for services and financial requirements.
  • Maintain client records, including NC-TOPPS: submit assessment within 24 hours of service according to MCO/Medicaid guidelines, obtain all required signatures, maintain chart organization, file in a timely manner
  • Provide documentation (comprehensive clinical assessments and person centered plans) to the billing office that satisfies reimbursement authorizations according to guidelines and deadlines established by Wake County, Medicaid and third party insurance.
  • Participate in Clinical Supervision and Treatment Team meetings.
  • Participate in urine drug screen collection as needed. Use the results as a therapeutic tool to determine the client's level of care and need for treatment.
  • Potential to provide outpatient individual and group therapy as needed.


  • Represent SouthLight at community functions as needed.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to provide clinical coverage, including coverage for the Crisis response phone.
  • Participate as needed, in the supervision of interns and other tasks as assigned.
  • Maintain privileging and credentialing requirements and pursue professional development opportunities as appropriate.


Educational, Licensure, and Experience

  • Master's degree in Social Work
  • LCSW required
  • Experience doing comprehensive clinical assessments

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • 12 Core Functions
  • Familiarity with the DSM-V for diagnostic and treatment purposes.
  • Working knowledge of systems theory and/or other counseling theories and substance abuse treatment.
  • Solid understanding of the symptoms and nature of alcohol and drug addiction and withdrawal.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a wide variety of constituents from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledgeable of service definitions
  • Knowledgeable of Electronic Medical Records

SouthLight offers competitive salaries and training opportunities. 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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