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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

COUNSELOR

COUNSELOR

Position:                       Counselor – Intervention/Outreach Program, Venice & Sarasota

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: November 5, 2019

NURSING SUPERVISOR

NURSING SUPERVISOR

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

Job Type:                     Full Time (32 hrs/wk), Weekend Night Shift

Qualifications:             BSN or 2 years charge nurse experience in psychiatric/chemical dependency nursing. Current Florida RN licensure required.

Job Duties:                   Assists the DON with providing 24-hour management of the Detoxification Unit/Addictions Receiving Facility specifically on weekends to include clinical nursing practice, staffing and client care delivery provided by subordinate staff. Nursing experience and/or substance abuse nursing experience; strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: November 12, 2019

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST

Position:                      Quality Improvement Specialist – Quality Program, 18th Street Campus

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             Bachelor degree in business, health sciences, or related field.

Job Duties:                   Assists the Q.I. Director by providing professional and technical support needed for Q.I. Department operations. This includes preparing data reports, conducting client surveys, preparing committee materials, reporting incidents, assisting in conducting committee meetings, and writing professional correspondence and reports. Detail oriented with advanced computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet, and data base applications (such as Word, Excel, Access) with experience in preparing, editing, merging data spreadsheets, and preparing graphs/charts/tables. Strong professional communication and organizational skills, ability to work independently, in a team environment, and within timelines.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: October 28, 2019

R.N.

R.N.

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

Job Type:                     Full Time, 3p-11p every other weekend & Part Time (non-benefited)

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

Posted: November 15, 2019

FOOD STAMP ASSISTANT

FOOD STAMP ASSISTANT

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

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.

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 intra-departmental work flow by fostering a spirit of cooperation.

Posted: November 5, 2019

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIANS – RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIANS – RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

Position:                       Substance Abuse Technician – Residential Program, Residential Campus

Job Type:                     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.

 

Posted: October 15, 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, 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: October 3, 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.

Posted: October 3, 2019

LEAD COUNSELOR

LEAD COUNSELOR

Position:                       Lead Counselor – Pathways Program, Residential Campus

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             Masters’ Degree in behavioral health care field required; Florida LMHC/LCSW preferred.

Job Duties:                   Provides oversight of specified program; assumes administrative duties of program; 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.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: November 5, 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: November 5, 2019

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.

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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