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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

R.N. – Residential/Pathways

Position:     R.N. – Residential/Pathways

Job Type:  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.

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

EEOE & DFWP

 

Posted: April 16, 2018

S.H.I.F.T.S Intervention Specialist

Position:  S.H.I.F.T.S Intervention Specialist – OP/Venice

Job Type:  Full Time

Qualifications:  BA in related field in behavioral health care or BA in unrelated field with 3 years’ experience in behavioral health care or equivalent with 3 years addictions counseling experience and/or college course work in psychology or related field.  Basic knowledge of substance abuse treatment; working knowledge of community resources; advocating skills; 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 arranging required services.  The target population are individuals who are homeless within Sarasota County that present with substance use disorder and are identified through the Sheriff’s Housing Initiative Facilitating Transient Services (S.H.I.F.T.S.).  Coordinates planning services available to client by interviewing client, assessing needs and goals of client, assisting client in completing applications; link service system to client to meet and obtain basic human needs; arranges for appropriate transportation.  Educate clients by explaining program requirements, options, interpretations, and determinations.  Monitors service delivery by follow-up interviews with client and/or provider source.  provide emergency /crisis intervention services by referring client to other appropriate programs.  Act as liaison between S.H.I.F.T project partners and First Step services on behalf of S.H.I.F.T.S.’ clients.  Maintains client records by documenting client’s situation and client’s own actions; accurately completes required paperwork procedures.  Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; informing management of needed actions.  Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential; following established confidentiality policy and procedures; maintaining professional boundaries with clients.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: April 3, 2018

Substance Abuse Tech – Mothers & Infants Program

Position:                      Substance Abuse Tech – Mothers & Infants

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 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: April 3, 2018

Utilization Review/Insurance Utilization Coordinator

Position:  Utilization Review/Insurance Utilization Coordinator – Northgate Court

Job Type:  Full Time

Qualifications:  RN or LMHC licensure.  Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences/Social Work/Counseling/Psychology, or related field.  Two or more years of experience in insurance utilization is required.

Job Duties:  The UR/Insurance Utilization Coordinator is responsible for contacts external case managers/managed care organizations for certification and recertification of insurance benefits throughout the client’s stay.  The UR/Insurance Utilization Coordinator is responsible for having a thorough understanding of the client’s treatment through communication with the treatment team.  Provides the development and implementation of insurance systems and procedures to achieve authorization for covered benefits; maximizes utilization of benefits through contractual management and billing.  Strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service; ability to multi-task and pay attention to detail.  Organizational, time management, problem solving, crisis management skills as well as flexibility, creativity, and the ability to manage stress.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: March 9, 2018

Medical Records Assistant

Position: Medical Records Assistant – Medical Records

Job Type: Full Time

Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent

Job Duties: Performs data entry and filing of client records.  One year medical records experience with computerized data entry systems; strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: February 19, 2018

Administrative Assistant – Manatee County Pilot Program

Position:                      Administrative Assistant – Manatee County Pilot Program

Job Type:                     Part Time

Qualifications:             Position requires a minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent. One year experience in mental health, substance abuse, social services, or other applicable field.

Job Duties:                  Gather and report all required data for the Pilot Project. Provide clerical/administrative services to Peer Staff and Clinical Supervisor.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: January 30, 2018

Recovery Peer Coach – Manatee County Pilot Program

Position:                      Recovery Peer Coach – Manatee County Pilot Program

Job Type:                     Full/Part Time

Qualifications:             Position requires a minimum of High School Diploma or Equivalent. Must be at least 21 years of age. Self-identify personal lived experience of a substance use disorder, ideally having received medication assisted treatment or other formal substance use disorder treatment. Minimum 3 years successful recovery with no psychiatric hospitalizations or incarceration due to substance use condition. Ability to share personal recovery experiences and develop peer to peer mutually beneficial and supportive relationships toward recovery. Must obtain Peer Certifications within set time frames.

Job Duties:      Position will be engaging participants in all stages of recovery through outreach in Manatee County. Share personal recovery experience in a supportive, reassuring relationship. Educate participants as appropriate regarding recovery issues promoting recovery through modeling. Engage the consumer in their various treatment settings, as preferred by individual. Facilitate open to public peer recovery groups as well as closed to public peer recovery groups (8 to 1 maximum ratio). Document all encounters and activities in a manner acceptable to Manatee County. Adhere to confidentiality requirements of HIPPA, attend County meetings as requested, and attend supervision as required.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: January 30, 2018

Psych ARNP

Position:  Psych ARNP

Job Duties:  The ARNP candidate will be responsible for interviewing clients, obtaining and recording health histories, performing physical assessments as well as assessing mental and developmental client status within a substance use disorder treatment setting.  In addition, he/she will be responsible for ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and procedures when necessary along with managing the healthcare for those clients whom he/she has been assigned to, including providing health teaching and counseling, nutritional recommendations and modifications of diet, consultation, collaborative management and/or referrals as appropriate.  The ARNP candidate will evaluate the outcomes of prescribed treatment and plans of care, analyze health behaviors related to personality, illness, culture and lifestyle and its impact on the clients health, and will be responsible for maintaining the medical records, providing emergency treatment and referring to community resources when applicable.

Educational Requirements:  ARNP as issued by the Florida Board of Nursing and the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  Psychiatric ARNP to perform psychiatric evaluations and medication clinics required.

Hours:  10 hours per week.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: January 16, 2018

Substance Abuse Technicians – Detox/ARF Program

Position:                      Substance Abuse Tech – Detox/ARF 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.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: January 12, 2018

Substance Abuse Technicians – Choices Program

Position:                      Substance Abuse Tech – Choices 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.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: January 12, 2018

Addiction Receiving Facility (A.R.F.) Counselor

Position:                      Counselor – ARF Program

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: January 12, 2018

R.N. – Detox Program

Position:                      R.N. – Detox Program

Job Type:                     Part 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 and restores client’s health by completing the nursing process; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members 

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: January 12, 2018

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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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