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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

I.T. Support Specialist

Position IT Support Specialist – Administration

Job Type:  Full Time

Qualifications:  Requires two year technical degree and 2 or more years of relevant hands-on experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Knowledge of basic computer hardware, experience with desktop and server operating systems, including Microsoft Windows 7 and 10, and application support experience with Microsoft Office.  Certifications are a plus.

Job Duties:  Provide support and computer operation for hardware, software, network, e-mail and telephone systems.  Ensure reliable functioning, availability, and security of information systems.

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

EEOE & DFWP

 

Posted: June 14, 2018

Clinician – Venice/OP

Position: Clinician – Venice Outpatient

Job Type: Full Time

Qualifications: Master’s degree in human services field; LMHC or a LCSW Licensure.

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: May 30, 2018

Substance Abuse Technician – Choices Program

Position:  Substance Abuse Technician – 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: 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: May 27, 2018

Substance Abuse Technician – Residential Program

Position: Substance Abuse Technician – Residential Program

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

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.  Must be physically able to walk/run and able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Job Duties: Position will be assisting professional staff and monitoring 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 conditions of clients.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: June 14, 2018

Substance Abuse Tech – 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 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: May 27, 2018

Substance Abuse Tech – 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: May 27, 2018

Clinician – Choices Program

Position:  Counselor – Choices Program

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. Substance abuse and/or mental training; strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service; strong computer skills for electronic health records documentation.

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • 403b Retirement

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: May 27, 2018

Counselor – ARF/Detox Program

Position – Counselor – ARF/Detox Program

Job Type:  Part Time

Qualifications:  BA in related field 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. Substance abuse and/or mental training; strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service; strong computer skills for electronic health records documentation.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: May 27, 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: May 27, 2018

Recovery Peer Coach – Manatee County Pilot Program

Position:  Recovery Peer Coach – Manatee County Pilot Program

Job Type: 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: May 27, 2018

Psych ARNP

Position:  Psych ARNP

Job Type:  Part Time

Qualifications:  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.

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, the candidate will be responsible for ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and procedures when necessary along with managing the healthcare for those assigned clients, including 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.

Hours:  10 hours per week

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: May 27, 2018

L.P.N.

Position:  L.P.N ARF/Detox

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
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • 403b Retirement

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: May 27, 2018

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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