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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

FAMILY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST

FAMILY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST

Position:                      Family Intervention Specialist

Job Type:                    Part Time

Qualifications:           Master’s Degree in Behavioral Health field. Licensed in the State of Florida as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor or a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Job Duties:                 Provide substance abuse consultation to adolescents, adults and families in order to improve psychosocial functioning within primary care setting. Excellent working knowledge of substance abuse issues and evidence-based treatments for medical and substance abuse conditions. Ability to work through brief patient contacts as well as to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral conditions. Should be comfortable with the pace of primary care, working with an interdisciplinary team, and have strong communication skills. Good knowledge of psycho-pharmacology.  Ability to design and implement clinical pathways and protocols for treatment of selected chronic conditions. To perform this job successfully, individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: April 24, 2019

SARASOTA DUI COURT COUNSELOR – TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT

SARASOTA DUI COURT COUNSELOR – TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT

Position:                       Sarasota DUI Court Counselor

Job Type:                     Full Time – The individual hired will be a contractual employee of First Step of Sarasota, Inc.

Qualifications:             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.

Job Duties:                   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.

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

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: April 4, 2019

TREATMENT ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST

TREATMENT ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Position:                      Treatment Engagement Specialist – Residential Program, Residential Campus

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.

Job Duties:                  The Treatment Engagement Specialist is responsible for a variety of duties and responsibilities including answering all assigned and incoming calls, engaging potential clients, performing the initial screening process, and determining financial eligibility. The incumbent will be responsible for arranging admissions into Detox, Pathways (residential), Transitions (transitional housing), Partial Hospitalization, and Intensive Outpatient. The ideal candidate will need to have a strong sales background, extensive knowledge and understanding of substance abuse and various forms of treatment, as well as strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service, and knowledge of online marketing engagement strategies that include web-based tools.

*PLEASE INCLUDE SALARY REQUIREMENTS

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: April 3, 2019

CLINICAL PROGRAM ASSISTANT

CLINICAL PROGRAM ASSISTANT

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

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             Supports team leader by following, communicating, and implementing administrative and clinical systems, procedures and policies. Knowledge and understanding of substance abuse; strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service. High school diploma or equivalent.

Job Duties:                  Maintains work flow by studying methods, implementing cost reductions, and developing reporting procedures. Creates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, record keeping systems, forms control, office layout, and implementing changes. Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, calling for repairs, maintaining equipment inventories, evaluating new equipment and techniques. Provides information by answering questions and requests. Maintains supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders, verifying receipt of supplies. Provides daily assistance to clients by performing basic physical assessments, nutritional needs analyses, providing social interaction opportunities. Protects clients and co-workers by adhering to infection-control and hazardous waste policies and protocols and attending required and approved educational training sessions. Documents client information by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information; accurately completes required paperwork procedures. Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential; following established confidentiality policy and procedures; maintaining professional boundaries with clients. Supervises; assists team leader in the hiring, training and terminations of direct report substance abuse technicians.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: April 1, 2019

ADMISSION COUNSELOR

ADMISSION COUNSELOR

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

Job Type:                     Part Time, Sa/Su, 7a-3p

Qualifications:            Bachelor’s Degree in the Human Services field.

Job Duties:                  Facilitates admissions to the Addictions Receiving Facility, and identifies alternative interventions when unable to admit. Communicates properly with internal and external customers. Thoroughly documents required communications, accurately completes intake documents. Assists with admissions to other treatment components as appropriate. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Accurate documentation skills, knowledge of Marchman Act processes, and crisis intervention skills.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: March 19, 2019

DE SOTO COUNTY TREATMENT COURT COUNSELOR

DE SOTO COURT COUNSELOR – TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT

Position:                      De Soto County Treatment Court Counselor

Job Type:                     Full Time – The individual hired will be a contractual employee of First Step of Sarasota, Inc. based in Arcadia, Florida

Qualifications:             The Twelfth Judicial Circuit is currently accepting resumes and applications for a full-time Treatment Court Counselor vacancy.  This position requires experience in addictions and counseling, a minimum Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred.

 Job Duties:                 The candidate must be able to perform the following services:

  • Facilitate individual and group sessions in an outpatient setting;
  • Counsel individuals who are addicted to alcohol, helping them to identify behaviors and problems related to their addiction;
  • Provide treatment services to clients who display a serious and persistent mental illness and are involved with the criminal justice system;
  • Maintain accurate documentation, develop treatment plans and psychosocial assessment.

The employee will work closely with the Case Manager under the direction of the Treatment 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.

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.

Starting Salary: Up to $40,000 based on education and experience

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: April 2, 2019

L.P.N.

L.P.N.

Position:                       L.P.N. – ARF/Detox Program, 18th Street Campus

Job Type:                     Full 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.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: March 13, 2019

CLINICAL PROGRAM SUPERVISOR

CLINICAL PROGRAM SUPERVISOR

Position:                      Clinical Program Supervisor – Choices Program, 18th Street Campus

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. Primary substance abuse training; strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: March 12, 2019

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN – ARF/Detox

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN – ARF/Detox

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

Job Type:                     Full 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.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: March 13, 2019

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 Vice President of Special Services and the COO, 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: March 13, 2019

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: March 13, 2019

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIANS – RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIANS – RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

Position:                    Substance Abuse Technician – Residential Program, Residential Campus

Job Type:                    Part Time, 7a-7p Saturday & Sunday

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: April 22, 2019

UA TECH

UA TECH

Position:                    UA Tech – Outpatient, 17th Street Campus

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.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: March 19, 2019

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN – CHOICES PROGRAM

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN – CHOICES PROGRAM

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

Job Type:                     Per Diem, Part Time, Full 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:                   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: March 13, 2019

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECH – MOTHERS & INFANTS PROGRAM

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECH – MOTHERS & INFANTS PROGRAM

Position:                     Substance Abuse Tech – Mothers & Infants Program, 18th Street Campus

Job Type:                   Per Diem, weekend shift and overnight weekend shift

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: March 19, 2019

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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