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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 COUNSELOR

SARASOTA DRUG COURT COUNSELOR

Position:                       Sarasota Drug Court Counselor

Job Type:                     Full Time – The individual hired will be a contractual employee of First Step of Sarasota, Inc.

Qualifications:             The Sarasota Drug Court Program of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit is seeking a Drug Court Counselor. A Bachelor’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 are required.

Job Duties:                   Drug Court is a specialized treatment court that combines legal proceedings, addictions 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 is a 40-hour per week, Monday-Friday position which requires:

Ø Ability to facilitate individual counseling and group sessions

Ø Ability to counsel individuals who are addicted to drugs and alcohol, and help them identify behaviors and problems related to their addiction

Ø Ability to maintain accurate documentation

Ø Ability to develop treatment plans, psychosocial assessments and reports to the court

To 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.

Starting Salary: Up to $38,000 based on education and experience

Human Resources Manager

Judge Lynn N. Silvertooth Judicial Center

PO Box 48927

Sarasota, Florida 34230

Fax (941) 861-7904

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: August 15, 2019

PSYCHIATRIC A.R.N.P.

PSYCHIATRIC A.R.N.P.

Position:                       Psychiatric A.R.N.P. – Residential Program, Residential Campus

 

Job Type:                     Part Time, 12-16 Hrs/Wk.

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

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, 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 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.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: August 15, 2019

CLINICIAN II

CLINICIAN II

Position:                      Clinician II – Outpatient Program, Venice & Sarasota Campus’

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: August 15, 2019

MARKETING COORDINATOR

MARKETING COORDINATOR

Position:                       Marketing Coordinator – Administration, Northgate Court Campus

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications or related field, plus 2 years previous experience in marketing

Job Duties:                   We are seeking a Marketing Coordinator to ensure projects get done in a timely and professional manner. The successful candidate for this role will be responsible for Marketing Concepts, Campaigns, Positioning, Grant Applications, Events, and Volunteer/Donor Cultivation.

In addition, this person must also be a Self-Starter, be creative, have excellent Social Media Skills and Website Editing experience (WordPress, etc.) as well as have Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills, and an understanding of our clientele and customers. Knowledge and experience with not for profit volunteer community a plus. If you have these qualifications, apply and be a part of our team.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: August 15, 2019

ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR

ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR

Position:                       Admissions Counselor – ARF/Detox Program, 18th Street Campus

Job Type:                     Part Time (3p-11p, Sa-Su)

Qualifications:             Bachelor’s Degree in the Human Services field.

Job Duties:                   Facilitates admissions to the Addictions Receiving Facility, and identifies alternative interventions when unable to admit. Communicates properly with internal and external customers.  Thoroughly documents required communications, accurately completes intake documents. Assists with admissions to other treatment components as appropriate. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Accurate documentation skills, knowledge of Marchman Act processes, and crisis intervention skills.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: August 15, 2019

COUNSELOR

COUNSELOR

Position:                       Counselor – ARF/Detox Program, 18th Street Campus

Job Type:                     Part 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. Substance abuse counseling experience; case management knowledge; strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: August 15, 2019

ASSESSMENT COUNSELOR

ASSESSMENT COUNSELOR

Position:                      Assessment Counselor – ARF/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: August 15, 2019

STUDENT ASSISTANCE COUNSELOR (SCHOOL-BASED)

STUDENT ASSISTANCE COUNSELOR (SCHOOL-BASED)

Position:           Student Assistance Counselor (School-Based)

Job Type:         Full Time

Qualifications: Minimum of a Master’s degree in counseling, social work, 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 25, 2019

MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST (SCHOOL-BASED)

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.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: July 25, 2019

SARASOTA DRUG COURT (OPIATE TRACK) COUNSELOR

SARASOTA DRUG COURT (OPIATE TRACK) COUNSELOR

Position:                       Sarasota Drug Court (Opiate Track) Counselor

Job Type:                     Full Time – The individual hired will be a contractual employee of First Step of Sarasota, Inc.

Qualifications:             The Sarasota Drug Court Program of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit is seeking a Drug Court (Opiate Track) Counselor. 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 are required.

Job Duties:                   Drug Court is a specialized treatment court that combines legal proceedings, addictions 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 is a 40-hour per week, Monday-Friday position which requires:

Ø Ability to facilitate individual counseling and group sessions

Ø Ability to counsel individuals who are addicted to drugs and alcohol, and help them identify behaviors and problems related to their addiction

Ø Ability to maintain accurate documentation

Ø Ability to develop treatment plans, psychosocial assessments and reports to the court

To 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.

Starting Salary: Up to $37,440 based on education and experience

Human Resources Manager

Judge Lynn N. Silvertooth Judicial Center

PO Box 48927

Sarasota, Florida 34230

Fax (941) 861-7904

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: July 24, 2019

FOOD STAMP ASSISTANT

FOOD STAMP ASSISTANT

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

Job Type:                     Part Time

Qualification:              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 intradepartmental work flow by fostering a spirit of cooperation.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: July 8, 2019

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: June 25, 2019

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIANS – MOTHERS & INFANTS PROGRAM

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIANS – MOTHERS & INFANTS PROGRAM

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

Job Type:                     Full Time, Part Time (Sa/Su, 4p-12a & 12a-8a), Per Diem

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 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.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: August 15, 2019

SARASOTA DRUG COURT (Opiate Track) CASE MANAGER – TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT

SARASOTA DRUG COURT (Opiate Track) CASE MANAGER – TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT

Position:                       Sarasota Drug Court (Opiate Track) Case Manager

Job Type:                     Full Time – The individual hired will be a contractual employee of First Step of Sarasota, Inc.

Qualifications:             The Sarasota Drug Court Program of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit is seeking a Drug Court (Opiate Track) Case Manager. A Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, counseling, social or behavioral science or closely related field from an accredited college or university.

Job Duties:                   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.

To 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.

Starting Salary: Up to $33,500 based on education and experience

Human Resources Manager

Judge Lynn N. Silvertooth Judicial Center

PO Box 48927

Sarasota, Florida 34230

Fax (941) 861-7904

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: May 23, 2019

COOK

COOK

Position:                       Cook – Dietary, Residential Campus

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: June 24, 2019

R.N.

R.N.

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

Job Type:                    Full Time, 3p-11p

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: June 25, 2019

L.P.N.

L.P.N.

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

Job Type:                     Per Diem

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 13, 2019

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN – ARF/DETOX

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN – ARF/DETOX

Position:                      Substance Abuse Tech – ARF/Detox Program, 18th Street Campus

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. 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: July 23, 2019

MEDICAL RECORDS CLERK

MEDICAL RECORDS CLERK

Position:                    Medical Records Clerk – Administration, 18th Street Campus

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             High School diploma or equivalent.

Job Duties:                  Medical Records experience with computerized data entry systems required. Additionally, the candidate will perform filing of client records, processing requests for client information and scanning. The candidate must possess strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service and demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: May 28, 2019

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIANS – RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIANS – RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

Position:                 Substance Abuse Technician – Residential Program, Residential Campus

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.

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: July 24, 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: August 15, 2019

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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.

Upcoming Event

2020 Caring Hearts Luncheon

Join us on February 19, 2020 for the 17th Annual Caring Hearts Luncheon as we celebrate 25 years of service with this program.

 

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