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For a job application, please click here.  Mail your completed applications to Human Resources, First Step of Sarasota, 4579 Northgate Court, Sarasota, FL 34234.

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

Clinician I

Position:  Clinician I – Mothers & Infants Program

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.

Posted: September 15, 2017

Detox Counselor I

Position: Detox Assessment Counselor I – 18th Street/Detox

Job Type: Full Time 

Qualifications:  Primary substance abuse and/or mental health training. Strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service. 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. 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.

Posted: September 15, 2017

Early Intervention Program (EIP) Specialist

Position: EIP Specialist – Intervention/Outreach

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.

Posted: August 30, 2017

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

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

Job Type: Full Time

Qualifications: Florida Licensure for Mental Health Counselor/Clinical Social Worker, or Master’s Degree in Human Services Field plus CAP. Prior supervisory experience required.

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. Communicates and reviews program decisions with immediate supervisor.

Posted: August 29, 2017

Substance Abuse Technicians – Mothers & Infants Program

Position: Substance Abuse Tech – Mothers & Infants Program

Job Type: Part Time

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 their recovery. Interaction with clients throughout shift, monitoring of clients, reporting outcomes to professional staff as needed. Requires interacting with expectant mothers, infants, and newborns.

Posted: September 15, 2017

Substance Abuse Technicians – Residential Program

Position: Substance Abuse Tech – Residential Program

Job Type: Part Time

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.

Posted: August 29, 2017

L.P.N. – Pathways Program

Position: L.P.N. – Pathways Program

Job Type: Part Time

Qualifications: One year General nursing experience and/or substance abuse nursing experience; strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service. Current Florida licensure as a licensed practical nurse.

Job Duties: Promotes and restores client’s health by completing the nursing process; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members. Identifies client care requirements by establishing a rapport with potential and actual clients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements. Coordinates daily, Monday through Friday with the Court Services Office to provide admission Nursing Screens and Assessments for clients. Promotes a smooth transition for clients entering Residential or Detoxification services as indicated. Assists Physicians with the weekly Medical and Psychiatric Clinics. Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional and psychological support to clients. Promotes client’s independence by establishing client care goals; teaching client to understand condition and self-care skills; answering questions. Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against client care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following nursing philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, State Nurse Practice Act, and other governing agency regulations. Documents client care services by charting in client and department records; accurately completes required paperwork procedures.

Posted: August 29, 2017

Addiction Receiving Facility (A.R.F.) Counselor I – 18th Street/Detox

Addiction Receiving Facility (A.R.F.) Counselor I – 18th Street/Detox

Job Type: Part Time

Qualifications: Primary substance abuse and/or mental health training. Strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service. 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. 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. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping client information confidential; following established confidentiality policy and procedures; maintaining professional boundaries with clients.

Posted: August 24, 2017

Cook

COOK POSITION

Job Type: Full-time

The ideal candidate for this position will be required to support the nutritional needs of clients by preparing and serving established meal plans. The applicant must be able to maintain customer confidence and have knowledge of basic dietary and nutritional principles, as well as have strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service.

The position duties include preparing approved meals by following established menus using standardized recipes, ensuring availability of meals by maintaining proper operation of food preparation equipment, protecting clients and co-workers by adhering to approved sanitation and cleaning standards, maintaining customer confidence and protecting operations by keeping information confidential following the established confidentiality policy and procedures, maintaining professional boundaries with clients, and maintaining inter- and intra-departmental work flow by fostering a spirit of cooperation. Background screenings are required.

Posted: August 18, 2017

Sarasota DUI Court Counselor

Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court

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 Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred.  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: August 8, 2017

R.N. – 18th Street/Detox

Position:    R.N. – 18th Street/Detox – 44008 – Full Time

Qualifications:  General nursing experience and/or substance abuse nursing experience; strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service. Current Florida licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Job Duties:  Promotes client’s health by completing the nursing process; collaborating/consulting with Physicians, ARF/Detox Nursing Director, and multidisciplinary team members. Establishes an empathic environment by providing emotional and psychological support to clients. Provides basic nursing consulting time ‘minor health care nursing clinic’ to clients regarding health care concerns, and communicates and consults with Physicians/Nursing Director when indicated. Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against client care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following nursing philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, State Nurse Practice Act, and other governing agency regulations. Protects clients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols. Performs client medication administration and medication storage procedures as per protocols when indicated. Reviews client medication administration records on an ongoing basis and assists the Technician staff with transcriptions as needed. Monitors the need for client prescription refills and consults with Physicians/Clinic RN to assure continuation of approved medications. Adheres to controlled substance regulations regarding client medications as indicated. Documents client care services by charting in client and department records; accurately completes required paperwork procedures. Establishes and maintains customer rapport by keeping information confidential; following established confidentiality policy and procedures; maintaining professional boundaries with clients. Maintains inter- and intradepartmental work flow by fostering a spirit of cooperation. Assists the residential campus staff in triaging medical emergencies when on duty.

Posted: August 8, 2017

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

15th Annual Caring Hearts Luncheon

Join us on February 27, 2018 for the 15th annual Caring Hearts Luncheon.

 

Donate to the Mothers and Infants Program at First Step, click here.

 

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