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First Step of Sarasota
4579 Northgate Court
Sarasota, FL 34234

Email: mshannon@fsos.org
Fax: (941) 552-2077

First Step is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Current Openings

Early Intervention Program (EIP) Specialist

Early Intervention Program (EIP) Specialist

Position:                 EIP Specialist – Intervention/Outreach Program, 17th Street Campus

Job Type:               Full Time

Qualifications:       High school diploma or equivalent. Knowledge and understanding of substance abuse and HIV disease; current training in HIV 104 and 501; strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service.

Job Duties:             Provides street education, prevention, and intervention on substance abuse and HIV disease by distributing approved documentation materials throughout the community. The candidate will presents risk reducing behaviors to at-risk populations and individuals by explaining behavior options and interpretations, as well as educate clients by conducting pre- and post-test counseling for HIV antibody testing. In addition, coordinates planning services available to clients by interviewing client, assessing needs and goals of client and providing emergency/crisis intervention services by referring client to other appropriate programs.

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • PTO Package
  • Paid Holidays
  • 403b

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: February 21, 2020

HUMAN RESOURCE ASSISTANT

HUMAN RESOURCE ASSISTANT

Position:                       Human Resource Assistant – Administration, Northgate Court

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             Bachelor’s Degree preferred. A minimum of 3 years’ previous experience in the role of Human Resource Assistant or a very similar position is required.

Position Summary:       The HR Assistant will be responsible for recruiting staff for the organization, maintaining all job postings and coordinating the various job sites, conducting employee orientation, development and training. The HR Assistant will provide office services by following administrative systems, procedures and policies, and monitoring HR projects. The ideal candidate must be extremely well organized and methodical in the approach to problem solving and be able to manage filing/database systems, and must be able to operate Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, ADP HR functionality, and have excellent communication skills.

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • PTO Package
  • Paid Holidays
  • 403b

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: February 21, 2020

MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT

MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT

Position:                       Maintenance Assistant – Administration, 18th Street & Residential Campus

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             High School Diploma or GED, two years’ experience, job related licenses or certificates is desired.

Job Duties:                   Performs required maintenance operations and activities in all First Step OF Sarasota, Inc. leased and owned facilities. Performs related work as directed by supervisor. Must poses strength, mobility and stamina to perform heavy physical work out of doors in all weather conditions, use varied hand and power tools, lift and move materials weighting up to 50 pounds.

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • PTO Package
  • Paid Holidays
  • 403b

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: February 17, 2020

CLINICIAN

CLINICIAN

Position:                       Clinician – Mothers & Infants Program, 18th Street Campus

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             Master’s degree in human services field. Primary substance abuse and/or mental health training; strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service.

Job Duties:                   Restores or develops client’s ability to function substance-free by assessing the client’s situation, setting goals and providing required services integrates and promotes corporate mission. Determines nature of client’s situation by interviewing client; assessing medical, psychological, emotional and social information. Establishes course of action by exploring options; setting goals with client. Obtains assistance for client by referring him/her to community resources. Fosters client’s action or adjustment by interpreting attitudes and patterns of behavior. Maintains client records by documenting client’s situation and client’s own actions; accurately completes required paperwork procedures. Maintains operations by following policies, procedures, rules and regulations; participating in quality reviews; reporting needed changes. Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • PTO Package
  • Paid Holidays
  • 403b

EEOE & DFWP

 

Posted: February 17, 2020

COUNSELOR

COUNSELOR

Position:                       Counselor – ARF/Detox Program, 18th Street Campus

Job Type:                     Part Time

Qualifications:             BA in related field and 2 years’ experience in behavioral health care or BA in unrelated field with 3 years’ experience in behavioral health care

Job Duties:                   Restores or develops client’s ability to function substance-free by assessing the client’s situation, setting goals and providing required services. Substance abuse counseling experience; case management knowledge; strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: February 17, 2020

MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST (SCHOOL-BASED)

MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST (SCHOOL-BASED)

Position:                       Mental Health Therapist (School-Based)

Job Type:                     Full Time, 12 month position

Qualifications:            Candidate must possess a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field. Therapists must be licensed or in the process of becoming licensed.

Job Duties:                  This position will provide support to youth, families, and staff. Candidate must be confident working independently within a school setting to include working with school faculty.  Position will provide therapeutic intervention and counseling services to children and families at school and/or home or office if better suited for the family as well as linkage to community service, as needed. Strong foundation in providing trauma informed care is required. Experience providing Mental Health services to youth and families is required. Experience providing Substance Abuse services to youth and families is a plus. Candidate must have a flexible schedule to accommodate families’ needs. Familiar with electronic medical records and insurance billing requirements.

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • PTO Package
  • Paid Holidays
  • 403b

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: February 14, 2020

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIANS – RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIANS – RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

Position:                       Substance Abuse Technician – Residential Program

Job Type:                     Part Time, Sa-Su, 7:00p-7:00a

Qualifications:             Position requires a High School Degree or equivalent. Must be able to pass Department of Children and Families Level II background screenings.

Job Duties:                   Position will be assisting the professional staff and monitor clients in a rehabilitation setting. Candidate is responsible for making sure clients receive the needs and services to ensure their recovery. Will do laundry and monitor condition of clients. Shift differentials apply to evening, night, and weekend shifts.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: February 17, 2020

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR SPECIAL SERVICES

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR SPECIAL SERVICES

Position:                      Administrative Director Special Services – Administration, 18th Street Campus

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             Bachelor’s Degree required. Supervisory and managerial experience in a professional setting required.

Job Duties:                  The Special Services Administrative Director is responsible for a variety of duties and responsibilities in support of the Chief Inpatient Special Services Officer (CISO), providing technical and administrative support related to a variety of Special Services duties.

The incumbent will provides leadership, direction and organizational services to programs and administrative departments under the Special Services Division as well as assist with administrative projects as assigned by the supervisor.

Assignments include compiling and analyzing data, coordinating multiple concurrent activities, interacting with individuals and groups at in the organization, supervision and back up support for housekeeping department, food stamp applications, reception/switchboard, Learning Management System (LMS), electronic storage of records, supply inventory, data entry, and electronic health record processes.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office and use/creation of spreadsheets and database management tools required. Exemplary organization skills and attention detail is a must. Emphasis on customer service and strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service. Exemplary written and verbal communication skills.

Must be flexible and able/willing to adapt to a dynamic environment in a non-profit setting.

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • PTO Package
  • Paid Holidays
  • 403b

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: February 7, 2020

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN – ARF/DETOX

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN – ARF/DETOX

Position:                       Substance Abuse Technician – ARF/Detox Program, 18th Street Campus

Job Type:                     Full Time (benefited), Part time, Per Diem

Qualifications:             Position requires a High School Degree or equivalent. Must be able to pass Department of Children and Families Level II background screenings. Shift differentials apply to evening, night, and weekend shifts.

Job Duties:                   Position will be assisting the professional staff and monitor clients in a rehabilitation setting. Candidate is responsible for making sure clients receive the needs and services to ensure their recovery. Will do laundry and monitor condition of clients.

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • PTO Package
  • Paid Holidays
  • 403b

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: February 7, 2020

COORDINATOR CLINICAL SERVICES

COORDINATOR CLINICAL SERVICES

Position:                      Coordinator Clinical Services – ARF/Detox Program, 18th Street Campus

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             Master’s degree in human services field preferred. Licensed or CAP qualified; supervisory experience preferred. Training and experience in substance abuse field; demonstrated clinical skills; strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service; strong computer skills to include word processing and spreadsheet software experience.

Job Duties:                  Coordinates clinical services for clients involuntarily committed to the Addictions Receiving Facility.  Provides direct clinical services to clients, provides supervision to counselors, actively participates in treatment team meetings, integrates and promotes corporate mission.

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • PTO Package
  • Paid Holidays
  • 403b

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: January 31, 2020

MEDICAL RECORDS CLERK

MEDICAL RECORDS CLERK

Position:                    Medical Records Clerk – Administration, 18th Street Campus

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             High School diploma or equivalent.

Job Duties:                  Medical Records experience with computerized data entry systems required. Additionally, the candidate will perform filing of client records, processing requests for client information and scanning. The candidate must possess strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service and demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • PTO Package
  • Paid Holidays
  • 403b

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: January 28, 2020

ASSESSMENT COUNSELOR

ASSESSMENT COUNSELOR

Position:                      Assessment Counselor – Detox Program, 18th Street Campus

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             BA in related field and 2 years’ experience in behavioral health care or BA in unrelated field with 3 years’ experience in behavioral health care.

Job Duties:                   Restores or develops client’s ability to function substance-free by assessing the client’s situation, setting goals and providing required services integrates and promotes corporate mission. Primary substance abuse and/or mental health training; strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service.

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • PTO Package
  • Paid Holidays
  • 403b

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: January 14, 2020

CLINICAL DIRECTOR

CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Position:                      Clinical Director – Specials Services, 18th Street Campus

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             Master’s degree in human services field with substance abuse treatment experience; Five years’ of direct service work in a clinical setting. Three years’ supervisory experience. Licensure required.

Job Duties:                   Provides clinical guidance and direction to all clinical programs; provides clinical supervision to clinical staff within licensed treatment components; ensures quality therapeutic care of program residents while adhering to the state licensing standards and agency mission. Substance abuse & mental health work practices, effective clinical and supervisory skills; strong leadership and interpersonal skills.

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • PTO Package
  • Paid Holidays
  • 403b

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: November 27, 2019

NURSING SUPERVISOR

NURSING SUPERVISOR

Position:                       Nursing Supervisor – ARF/Detox Program, 18th Street Campus

Job Type:                     Full Time (32 hrs/wk), Weekend Shift

Qualifications:             BSN or 2 years charge nurse experience in psychiatric/chemical dependency nursing. Current Florida RN licensure required.

Job Duties:                   Assists the DON with providing 24-hour management of the Detoxification Unit/Addictions Receiving Facility specifically on weekends to include clinical nursing practice, staffing and client care delivery provided by subordinate staff. Nursing experience and/or substance abuse nursing experience; strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service.

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • PTO Package
  • Paid Holidays
  • 403b

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: November 19, 2019

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST

Position:                      Quality Improvement Specialist – Quality Program, 18th Street Campus

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             Bachelor degree in business, health sciences, or related field.

Job Duties:                   Assists the Q.I. Director by providing professional and technical support needed for Q.I. Department operations. This includes preparing data reports, conducting client surveys, preparing committee materials, reporting incidents, assisting in conducting committee meetings, and writing professional correspondence and reports. Detail oriented with advanced computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet, and data base applications (such as Word, Excel, Access) with experience in preparing, editing, merging data spreadsheets, and preparing graphs/charts/tables. Strong professional communication and organizational skills, ability to work independently, in a team environment, and within timelines.

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • PTO Package
  • Paid Holidays
  • 403b

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: October 28, 2019

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN – CHOICES PROGRAM

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN – CHOICES PROGRAM

Position:                       Substance Abuse Technician – Choices Program, 18th Street Campus

Job Type:                     Full Time (benefited), Part Time, Per Diem

Qualifications:             Position requires a High School Degree or equivalent. Must be able to pass Department of Children and Families Level II background screenings. Shift differentials apply to evening, night, and weekend shifts.

Job Duties:                   Clinical care experience; strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service; competency in basic computer skills. Provides assistance and supervision to clients; compiles, reviews, and files documentation of client care; communicates effectively with tech supervisor.

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • PTO Package
  • Paid Holidays
  • 403b

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: February 7, 2020

Notice:  E-VERIFY employment verification is done.  Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Volunteer

Volunteering for a non-profit agency is a rewarding experience and also provides opportunities to learn more about the organization and make new friends.  At this time, First Step is accepting applications for infant care-givers.  Infant caregivers rock, feed, cuddle and diaper babies while their mothers are in counseling sessions, working on assignments or in one of the various classes offered by the program.  Volunteer candidates must submit to a background check, drug and TB test.

Download an application

In addition, volunteers support First Step’s annual fundraising events by joining the planning committees.  Committee members offer support by introducing friends and colleagues to the agency through events, help garner sponsorships and silent auction/raffle items.

For more information on volunteering at First Step, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 941-552-2065.

Upcoming Event

2020 Caring Hearts Luncheon

Join us on February 19, 2020 for the 17th Annual Caring Hearts Luncheon as we celebrate 25 years of service with this program.

 

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