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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

UA TECH

UA TECH

Position:                      UA Tech – Outpatient 17th Street

Job Type:                    Part Time

Qualifications:           Position requires a High School Degree or equivalent. Clinical care experience, strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service, and strong office skills to include word processing.

Job Duties:                 Provides assistance and supervision to clients by compiling, reviewing, and documentation of client care.

Posted: October 17, 2018

Sarasota Drug Court (Opiate Track) Counselor

The job
The Sarasota Drug Court Program of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit is accepting applications for a Drug Court (Opiate Track) Counselor. Drug Court is a specialized treatment court that combines legal proceedings, addiction treatment and rehabilitation into one program. Program participation is voluntary in this judicially supervised treatment approach, developed jointly by court staff and mental health professionals.

This 40-hour per week, Monday-Friday position requires a master’s degree and experience in addictions treatment and counseling. We are seeking someone that is professional and organized. A valid driver’s license and the ability to pass background screening and reference checks is required. The successful candidate will be an employee of First Step of Sarasota, supervised by the Court, and based in Sarasota.

 Skills, knowledge and abilities needed

  • Ability to facilitate individual counseling and group sessions
  • Ability to counsel individuals who are addicted to drugs and alcohol, and help them identify behaviors and problems related to their addiction
  • Ability to maintain accurate documentation
  • Ability to develop treatment plans, psychosocial assessments and reports to the court

Salary: $37,440/year

To apply
Send your resume and completed First Step of Sarasota application (available on the Twelfth Circuit’s website: http://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: October 5, 2018

Sarasota Drug Court (Opiate Track) Case Manager

The job
The Sarasota Drug Court Program of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit is advertising for a Drug Court (Opiate Track) Case Manager. Drug Court is a specialized treatment court that combines legal proceedings, addiction treatment and rehabilitation into one program. Program 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 with social service agencies in Sarasota County, as well as experience working with the mental health/substance abuse population. Our ideal candidate has a work history that demonstrates they are proactive, self-motivated, and have 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.

Salary: $33,500/year

Apply
Send your resume and completed First Step of Sarasota application (available on the Twelfth Circuit’s website: http://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: October 5, 2018

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR/THERAPIST – Choices

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: September 24, 2018

CLINICIAN – OP

CLINICIAN

Position:                      Clinician– OP

Location:                     Venice & Arcadia

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: October 11, 2018

DETOX ASSESSMENT COUNSELOR

DETOX ASSESSMENT COUNSELOR

Position:                      Detox Assessment Counselor

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: September 24, 2018

Behavioral Health Intervention Specialist

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INTERVENTION SPECIALIST

Position: Behavioral Health Intervention Specialist

Job Type: Full Time

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Behavioral Health field. Licensed in the State of Florida as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor or a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Job Duties: Provide substance abuse consultation to adolescents, adults and families in order to improve psychosocial functioning within primary care setting. Excellent working knowledge of substance abuse issues and evidence-based treatments for medical and substance abuse conditions. Ability to work through brief patient contacts as well as to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral conditions. Should be comfortable with the pace of primary care, working with an interdisciplinary team, and have strong communication skills. Good knowledge of psycho-pharmacology. Ability to design and implement clinical pathways and protocols for treatment of selected chronic conditions. To perform this job successfully, individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: September 24, 2018

Substance Abuse Technician – Choices Program

Position:  Substance Abuse Technician – Choices Program

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: September 24, 2018

Substance Abuse Tech – Mothers & Infants Program

Position:  Substance Abuse Tech – Mothers & Infants Program

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: September 24, 2018

Substance Abuse Tech – Detox/ARF Program

Position:  Substance Abuse Tech – Detox/ARF Program

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: September 24, 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: September 24, 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

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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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