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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

Sarasota Drug Court (Opiate Track) Case Manager

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Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court

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Sarasota Drug Court (Opiate Track) Case Manager

Salary: $33,500/year

The job
The Sarasota Drug Court Program of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit is seeking a Drug Court (Opiate Track) Case Manager. Drug Court is a specialized treatment court that combines legal proceedings, addictions treatment and rehabilitation into one program. Client participation is voluntary in this judicially supervised treatment approach, developed jointly by court staff and mental health professionals. The successful candidate will be an employee of First Step of Sarasota, supervised by the Court, and based in Sarasota.

This position provides case management services to program participants, establishes and maintains community partnerships, advocates for the program, and reports program data to the Court and community partners.

We are seeking someone who has experience working with the mental health/substance abuse population. Our ideal candidate has a work history that demonstrates he/she is proactive, self-motivated, and has the ability to work with clients in this unique program setting. The proven ability to form relationships with local community service agencies is a plus.

A few of your daily responsibilities:

  • Identify individuals who meet Drug Court criteria and provide initial assessment;
  • Create individualized case plans and monitor participant progress;
  • Collect, document and maintain participant data, progress reports, test results, etc.
  • Facilitate group sessions to help provide participants with life skills and additional access to resources;
  • Link participants to available community resources and resolve client issues;
  • Attend court and agency staffings.

 

Some of the skills, knowledge and abilities needed:

  • Basic knowledge of the legal system, court processes and procedures;
  • Knowledge of mental health and related issues;
  • Ability to work independently, and as a part of a team;
  • Understanding of case management limits and what constitutes unauthorized practice of law; and
  • Ability to analyze files and move cases through the court process.

Education
A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, counseling, social or behavioral science or closely related field from an accredited college or university.

Apply
Send your resume and completed First Step of Sarasota application (available on the Twelfth Circuit’s website: https://www.jud12.flcourts.org/About/Career-Opportunities) 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
P.O. Box 48927
Sarasota, FL 34230

Fax: (941) 861-7904

Email: 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: June 23, 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: June 15, 2020

A.P.R.N. – PSYCHIATRIC

A.P.R.N. – PSYCHIATRIC

Position:                       A.P.R.N. – Residential Program & Detox, 18th Street, 10th Street & Residential Campus

Job Type:                     Part Time

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

Job Duties:                   The APRN 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 APRN 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.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: May 29, 2020

L.P.N.

L.P.N.

Position:                      L.P.N. – A.R.F./Detox 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.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: May 18, 2020

EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM (EIP) SPECIALIST

EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM (EIP) SPECIALIST

Position:                       EIP Specialist – Intervention/Outreach Program, 17th Street Campus

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.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: May 1, 2020

CLINICIAN

CLINICIAN

Position:                       Clinician – Choices Program, 18th Street Campus

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             Master’s Degree in human services field.

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; strong computer skills for electronic health records documentation.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: April 8, 2020

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIANS – RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIANS – RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

Position:                       Substance Abuse Technician – Residential Program

Job Type:                     Full Time, Part Time, 7:00a-7:00p, Sa-Su, 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.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: May 26, 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, 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: May 1, 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, Per Diem

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: May 21, 2020

R.N.

R.N.

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

Job Type:                    Full Time, Part Time, Per Diem

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.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: May 18, 2020

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN – CHOICES PROGRAM

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN – CHOICES PROGRAM

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

Job Type:                     Part Time, Sa-Su, 7:00a-7:00p, 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: June 23, 2020

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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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