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Qualified Professional (QP) Voc Specialist – ACT Team

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Location: Wake
Position Type: Full-time
Closing Date: December 13, 2021

We are seeking a full-time Qualified Professional (QP) – Vocational Specialist who is responsible for providing evidence based supported employment in a way that us consistent with the eight practice principles of IPS. The primary goal is to educate the member about their opportunities and the benefits associated with work and/or school, assessing for job readiness, preparing for employment and supporting throughout the process of seeking and maintaining employment to promote fulfilling productivity and community inclusion.

Tap into your passion at SouthLight Healthcare. Build your career in an environment where your voice, passion and work matters every day. At the core of SouthLight is a commitment to our values, our employees and clients. We strive to be an organization where every colleague can contribute and excel. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a culture that values diversity and inclusion. SouthLight offers competitive opportunities and a robust benefits package.

About SouthLight Healthcare
Founded in 1970, SouthLight Healthcare is one of the area’s largest and long-established nonprofit providers of substance use treatment and mental health services. With outpatient and community-based programs, SouthLight provides prevention, education and treatment services in the Triangle and beyond. SouthLight has multiple office locations throughout the Triangle area, serving more than 9,000 clients each year. Services include adult outpatient counseling, Intensive Outpatient Program, Psychiatric Services and Medication Management, Opioid Treatment Program, Court Deferral Program, Peer Support Services, Family Centered Treatment, Community Support Team and a residential treatment program for women and children and more.


Provide skill-building to individuals who are served by the Assertive Community Treatment Team.
Facilitate training of independent living skills, establish access to community services and agencies, assist individuals in establishing support networks in the community and assess individual needs on a daily basis.
Establish relationships with employers and serve as liaison, advocate and coach for clients wishing to seek employment
Coordinate services with the program, staff, inpatient facilities, and detoxification facilities and establish linkage to residential programs, self-help programs and community resources.
Review treatment progress and monitor and provide continuous consultation with other Assertive Community Treatment Team staff and community agencies to ensure the consistent therapeutic management of the individual’s needs.


Ability to easily connect with people with profound communication skills
A constructive approach towards members
Ability to maintain confidentiality of the information collected from the members and their families
Good analyzer and good observations skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to tackle complicated issues with ease and should be comfortable dealing with patients of all age groups
Considerable knowledge of the dynamics and problems of addiction, and current practices of treatment.
Strong commitment to the right and ability of each person with a severe and persistent mental illness to live in normal community residences
Education and Experience

Meets criteria for Qualified Professional
4-year degree in Human Services + 2 years’ experience with population served
4-year degree non-Human Services = 4 years’ experience working with population served
Minimum 1-year Experience with IPS model preferred
Experience with Adult Developmental and Intellectual Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Use Disorders 2 years’ experience with co-occurring and mental health population.


Valid North Carolina Driver License – NC Division of Motor Vehicles


Full-time employees are eligible for medical benefits the first of the month 30 days after hire date. Options for a standard plan and an HSA plan with a $500 initial contribution and up to a $25 per paycheck match. 10 paid holidays and PTO hours which accrue at a rate of 10 hours per month. After 6 months employees are eligible to enroll in our 401(k) plan which has a 4% match. Company paid life insurance, short and long term disability, in house and paid training opportunities, and additional pay for working holidays.

How to Apply

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Employment History Company Name, Phone Number, Supervisor’s Name, Dates of Employment, List of Duties

Education Institution Name, Address, Degree Earned, Years Attended, Major of Study

Resume We prefer an uploaded file. You may also cut and paste a text version in the space provided, however text resumes are often more difficult to read. Please only use DOC, DOCX, TXT or PDF files 10 MB or smaller when uploading files.

Professional References Three Required Names, Relationship, Company, Title, Phone Number, Email, Years Known

Background Information Explanation of any convictions, if applicable

SouthLight Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer –

We agree not to discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex

SouthLight is committed to keeping our clients and employees safe and healthy. We are following guidance for healthcare providers and requiring the COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires.