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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

MEDICAL RECORDS CLERK

MEDICAL RECORDS CLERK

Position:                      Medical Records Clerk

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: February 18, 2019

CLINICAL PROGRAM SUPERVISOR

CLINICAL PROGRAM SUPERVISOR

Position:                      Clinical Program Supervisor – 18th Street/Mothers & Infants Program

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in human services field plus CAP and at least 3 years direct clinical experience, or master’s degree with license or CAP.  Supervisory experience preferred.

Job Duties:                  Provides supervision to specified program; performs both administrative and clinical duties; conducts psychosocial assessments, individual and group therapy sessions, completes admission and discharge documentation, facilitates system of care meetings with external partners, facilitates’ regularly scheduled staff meetings, monitors compliance with all contractual obligations. Communicates and reviews program decisions with immediate supervisor.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: February 15, 2019

RECOVERY PEER SPECIALIST

RECOVERY PEER SPECIALIST

Position:                      Recovery Peer Specialist

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             High School Diploma/GED.  Certification as a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist (if not certified at hiring date, the applicant must be working toward certification and would have one year from date of hire to attain certification).

Job Duties:                  Provides peer support services to persons with substance use disorders, as part of a multi-disciplinary team.  Works closely with clients to reinforce action steps identified in the intervention/recovery plan. Utilizes coaching techniques that enable clients to learn effective tools to manage symptoms, prevent relapse, and remove barriers to recovery. Past experience working directly with people in a service oriented field is beneficial. Active membership/participation in a consumer advocacy or self-help group.  Ability to work proactively with various groups of people. Familiarity with the Sarasota County community.  A sound understanding of mental health and/or substance abuse problems and treatments. Personal traits which include: patience, tolerance, caring, maturity and understanding.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: February 11, 2019

HUMAN RESOURCE ASSISTANT

Position:                      Human Resource Assistant

Job Type:                    Part 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.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: February 4, 2019

Counselor – ARF/Detox Program

COUNSELOR

Position:                      Counselor – ARF/Detox Program

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             BA in related field 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. Substance abuse and/or mental health training; strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service; strong computer skills for electronic health records documentation

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: February 21, 2019

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIANS – DETOX/ARF PROGRAM

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIANS – DETOX/ARF PROGRAM

Position:                      Substance Abuse Tech – Detox/ARF Program

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.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: January 21, 2019

COUNSELOR – RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

COUNSELOR – RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

Position:                      Counselor – Residential Program

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             Position requires a 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. LMHC or LCSW required. Must be able to pass Department of Children and Families Level II background screenings.

Job Duties:                  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 16, 2019

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIANS – RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIANS – RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

Position:                      Substance Abuse Tech – Residential Program

Job Type:                    Full Time; 3p-11p, Monday through Friday with Flexibility to work some weekends

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.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: January 23, 2019

Sarasota DUI Court Counselor

 Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court

Sarasota DUI Court Counselor

The individual hired will be a contractual employee of First Step of Sarasota

Full-Time Position

Position Available: August 7, 2017

Starting Salary: Up to $35,000 based on education and experience

 The Twelfth Judicial Circuit is currently accepting resumes and applications for a full-time DUI Court Counselor vacancy.  This position requires experience in addictions and counseling, a minimum Master’s Degree.  Must be able to facilitate individual and group sessions.  Ability to counsel individuals who are addicted to alcohol, helping them to identify behaviors and problems related to their addiction. Must be professional and organized, maintaining accurate documentation, developing treatment plans, psychosocial assessment, and reports to the Court. This position will be a contractual employee of First Step of Sarasota, supervised by the Court.  Must possess a valid driver’s license and pass background screening and reference checks.  Weekly travel to Venice is required.

To apply, send your resume and completed First Step of Sarasota application (available on the Twelfth Circuit’s website) to the address, fax or email below.  Electronic submissions via fax and email are encouraged.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Human Resources Manager

Judge Lynn N. Silvertooth Judicial Center

PO Box 48927

Sarasota, Florida 34230

Fax (941) 861-7904

hr@jud12.flcourts.org

 The successful applicant will be subject to a Criminal Background Check.  The Florida State Courts System is a criminal justice agency.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability.  If you need an accommodation in order to participate in the application/selection process, please call 941-861-7811.

Posted: January 4, 2019

UA TECH

UA TECH

Position:                      UA Tech – Outpatient 17th Street

Job Type:                    Part Time

Qualifications:           Position requires a High School Degree or equivalent. Clinical care experience, strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service, and strong office skills to include word processing.

Job Duties:                 Provides assistance and supervision to clients by compiling, reviewing, and documentation of client care.

Posted: October 17, 2018

Substance Abuse Technician – Choices Program

Position:  Substance Abuse Technician – Choices Program

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.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: September 24, 2018

Substance Abuse Tech – Mothers & Infants Program

Position:  Substance Abuse Tech – Mothers & Infants Program

Qualifications: Substance Abuse Technicians needed to work in residential recovery environment serving pregnant mothers and infants. Must be dependable, flexible; possess clear boundaries, team oriented and committed. Some understanding of addiction and recovery is beneficial. 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. Candidate must be willing to work different schedules.

Job Duties: Position will include, but is not limited to, assisting the professional staff and monitor clients in a rehabilitation setting. Ensuring that clients adhere to program expectations and requirements to support recovery. Interaction with clients through shift, monitoring of clients, reporting outcomes to professional staff as needed. Requires interacting with expectant mothers, infants, and newborns.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: September 24, 2018

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.

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