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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

Program Supervisor/Therapist

Position: Program Supervisor/Therapist

Job Type: Full Time

Qualifications: Master’s degree in human services field; Licensed and/or CAP certified; two (2) years supervisory experience. Primary substance abuse and/or mental health training; 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: Provides supervision to specified program to include clinical staff and tech supervisor; provides direct clinical services to clients assigned if applicable; actively participates in treatment team and clinical supervision of program staff; assumes administrative duties of program; integrates and promotes corporate mission.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: August 13, 2018

Cook

Position: Cook – Dietary

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.

Job Duties: Supports nutritional needs of clients by preparing and serving established meal plans. Knowledge of basic dietary and nutritional principles; strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service,

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: July 27, 2018

Medical Records Assistant

Position: Medical Records Assistant

Job Type: Full Time

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. One year medical records experience preferred; strong customer service skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service.

Job Duties: Processes requests for client information, receives and accepts subpoenas, assists co-workers with medical records requests, meets with former clients regarding medical record requests.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: July 26, 2018

Student Assistance Program Director

Position: Student Assistance Program Director

Job Type: Full Time

Qualifications: Master’s degree in human services field; five (5) years of direct service work in a clinical setting; three (3) years supervisory experience; *Licensure Required.

Job Duties: Substance abuse & mental health work practices, effective clinical and supervisory skills; strong leadership and interpersonal skills; Demonstrated knowledge of substance abuse curriculum development, mental health counseling and staff development; Ability to work effectively with students, staff, parents, outside agencies and community groups. Provides guidance and direction to the student assistance program including district level guidance in the development of behavioral prevention and intervention activities in the school-community; provides clinical supervision to school based student assistance program specialists; ensures quality therapeutic care of program residents while adhering to the state licensing standards and agency mission.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: June 29, 2018

Mental Health Therapist (School-Based)

Position: Mental Health Therapist (School-Based)

Job Type: Full Time

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 the middle/high schools 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.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: June 29, 2018

Student Assistance Counselor

Position: Student Assistance Counselor

Job Type: Full Time

Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in counseling, social work, or behavioral health with 3+ years’ work in youth social service field preferred. Knowledge in education and counseling services, including drug, alcohol, and violence prevention.

Job Duties: The STARS Student Assistance Counselor will be responsible for directing and assisting in the implementation of all program components of the Student Assistance Model in the school(s) assigned to him/her. The STARS Student Assistance Counselor will be directly accountable to the Director of SAP Program Services, or their assigned Program Manager, or his/her designee.

The STARS Student Assistance Counselor will be the chief facilitator of the team process to support the team as a functional group. Consults with and provides consultative services to faculty members, SRO’s, parents and community persons. Teaches education sessions/presentations for students, parents and community groups in alcohol, drug and violence prevention and character education. Provides one in-service training for the school faculty, specifically Core/Respect and Protect teams per semester. Provides student intakes with recommendations and referrals to in-school and or community resources/agencies.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: July 5, 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 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

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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