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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

CLINICAL PROGRAM SUPERVISOR

CLINICAL PROGRAM SUPERVISOR

Position:                       Clinical Program Supervisor – Mothers & Infants 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.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: March 18, 2020

COUNSELOR

COUNSELOR

Position:                       Counselor – Sarasota Outpatient Program, 17th 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: March 17, 2020

INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT COORDINATOR

INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT COORDINATOR

Position:                      Intensive Outpatient Coordinator (I.O.P.) – Pathways, Residential Campus

Job Type:                     Part Time

Qualifications:             Master’s Degree in behavioral health care field required; Florida LMHC/LCSW preferred

Job Duties:                  Provides oversight of specified program; assumes administrative duties of program; 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: March 4, 2020

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN SUPERVISOR

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN SUPERVISOR

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

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             High School with two years supervisory experience.

Job Duties:                   Provides supervision to Technicians, assumes administrative duties of program; integrates and promotes corporate mission. Must be proficient in computer usage including Outlook, Word and Excel.  Knowledge of therapeutic relationships and boundary setting; group experience with crisis behavior management skills. Clinical care experience; strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: March 2, 2020

FOOD STAMP ASSISTANT

FOOD STAMP ASSISTANT

Position:                       Food Stamp Assistant – Administration, 18th Street Campus

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.

Job Duties:                   Completes DCF Request for Assistance application packet with each new admission into the DOC residential programs. Provides correct and complete information about each applicants circumstances as they relate to eligibility, both at the time of application as well as eligibility reviews.

Informs and educates new clients about the food stamp process and responsibilities

Scans client EBT cards, forwarding all receipts to finance department.

Faxes discharge information to DCF changes unit.

Provides back-up support to receptionist position when needed, answering and transferring incoming calls, greeting all visitors to the Special Services Campus

Provides back-up support to Detox Unit Clerk position when needed, accurately entering client admissions and discharge information into Credible, auditing chars to ensure completeness of documentation.

Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential; following established confidentiality policy and procedures; maintaining professional boundaries with clients.

Maintains inter- and intra-departmental work flow by fostering a spirit of cooperation.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: February 24, 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

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, 7:00a-7:00p & Sa-Su, 7:00p-7:00a, 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.

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: March 2, 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

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN – MOTHERS & INFANTS PROGRAM

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN – MOTHERS & INFANTS PROGRAM

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

Job Type:                  Part Time, Sa-Su, 8:00a-4:00p, Sa-Su, 12:00a-8:00a

Qualifications:          Substance Abuse Technicians needed to work in residential recovery environment serving pregnant mothers and infants. Must be dependable, possess clear boundaries, team-oriented and committed. 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. This is not a CNA position.

Job Duties:       Position will Include, but is not limited to assisting the professional staff and monitoring 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.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: March 5, 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

RECOVERY PEER SPECIALIST

RECOVERY PEER SPECIALIST

Position:                       Recovery Peer Specialist– Manatee/Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Job Type:                     Part Time (24 Hrs/wk)

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.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: March 5, 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:                     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.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: March 5, 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.

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