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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

Medical Records Assistant

Position:  Medical Records Assistant – Medical Records

Job Type:  Full Time

Qualifications:  High School diploma or equivalent

Job Duties:  Performs data entry and filing of clients records.  One-year medical records experience with computerized data entry systems; strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: November 7, 2017

Admission Counselor I

Position:  Admission Counselor A.R.F

Job Type:  Part Time (weekend shifts)

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.

Posted: October 31, 2017

Substance Overdose Services (SOS) Project Director

Position: SOS Project Director

Job Type: Full Time

Qualifications: Master’s degree in human services field; Licensed and/or CAP certified; two (2) years supervisory experience.

Job Duties: The Project Director is responsible for overall planning, implementation, and coordination of services, resources, and other necessary tasks to accomplish the goals of the Substance Overdose Services (SOS) Project. Reports on project status to the Project Leadership Team. Represents the Project at community meetings/organizations. Provides clinical guidance, direction, and supervision to Project staff. Primary substance abuse and/or mental health training and experience; demonstrated clinical skills, effective leadership and interpersonal/communication skills; strong computer skills to include word processing and spreadsheet software experience.

Posted: September 29, 2017

Substance Overdose Services (SOS) Care Coordinator

Position: SOS Care Coordinator

Job Type: Full Time

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in a behavioral science or related field.

Job Duties: Engages clients in the recovery process. Supports the client’s recovery through a holistic approach that considers each client’s overall biopsychosocial needs and strengths. Coordinates community-based services in order to provide individualized and integrated care for individuals experiencing serious substance use disorders, or co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. Assists individuals in navigating complex systems to address all identified needs. Basic knowledge of substance abuse and mental health treatment; working knowledge of community resources; engagement, motivational, and advocacy skills; strong interpersonal/communication skills. Strong computer skills for electronic health record documentation.

Posted: September 29, 2017

Recovery Peer Specialist

Position: Recovery Peer Specialist

Job Type: Full Time

Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED. Certification as a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist (if not certified at hiring date, the applicant must be working toward certification and would have one year from date of hire to attain certification).

Job Duties: Provides peer support services to persons with substance use disorders, as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Works closely with clients to reinforce action steps identified in the intervention/recovery plan. Utilizes coaching techniques that enable clients to learn effective tools to manage symptoms, prevent relapse, and remove barriers to recovery. Past experience working directly with people in a service oriented field is beneficial. Active membership/participation in a consumer advocacy or self-help group. Ability to work proactively with various groups of people. Familiarity with the Sarasota County community. A sound understanding of mental health and/or substance abuse problems and treatments. Personal traits which include: patience, tolerance, caring, maturity and understanding.

Posted: September 29, 2017

Clinician I

Position:  Clinician I – Mothers & Infants Program

Job Type:  Full Time

Qualifications:  Master’s degree in human services field. Primary substance abuse and/or mental health training; strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service

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. Determines nature of client’s situation by interviewing client; assessing medical, psychological, emotional and social information. Establishes course of action by exploring options; setting goals with client. Obtains assistance for client by referring him/her to community resources. Fosters client’s action or adjustment by interpreting attitudes and patterns of behavior. Maintains client records by documenting client’s situation and client’s own actions; accurately completes required paperwork procedures. Maintains operations by following policies, procedures, rules and regulations; participating in quality reviews; reporting needed changes. Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.

Posted: September 15, 2017

Substance Abuse Technicians – 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 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.

Posted: September 15, 2017

Substance Abuse Technicians – Residential Program

Position: Substance Abuse Tech – Residential 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.

Posted: August 29, 2017

L.P.N. – Pathways Program

Position: L.P.N. – Pathways Program

Job Type: Part 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. Identifies client care requirements by establishing a rapport with potential and actual clients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements. Coordinates daily, Monday through Friday with the Court Services Office to provide admission Nursing Screens and Assessments for clients. Promotes a smooth transition for clients entering Residential or Detoxification services as indicated. Assists Physicians with the weekly Medical and Psychiatric Clinics. Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional and psychological support to clients. Promotes client’s independence by establishing client care goals; teaching client to understand condition and self-care skills; answering questions. Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against client care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following nursing philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, State Nurse Practice Act, and other governing agency regulations. Documents client care services by charting in client and department records; accurately completes required paperwork procedures.

Posted: August 29, 2017

Cook

COOK POSITION

Job Type: Full-time

The ideal candidate for this position will be required to support the nutritional needs of clients by preparing and serving established meal plans. The applicant must be able to maintain customer confidence and have knowledge of basic dietary and nutritional principles, as well as have strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service.

The position duties include preparing approved meals by following established menus using standardized recipes, ensuring availability of meals by maintaining proper operation of food preparation equipment, protecting clients and co-workers by adhering to approved sanitation and cleaning standards, maintaining customer confidence and protecting operations by keeping information confidential following the established confidentiality policy and procedures, maintaining professional boundaries with clients, and maintaining inter- and intra-departmental work flow by fostering a spirit of cooperation. Background screenings are required.

Posted: August 18, 2017

R.N. – 18th Street/Detox

Position:    R.N. – 18th Street/Detox – 44008 – Full Time

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 client’s health by completing the nursing process; collaborating/consulting with Physicians, ARF/Detox Nursing Director, and multidisciplinary team members. Establishes an empathic environment by providing emotional and psychological support to clients. Provides basic nursing consulting time ‘minor health care nursing clinic’ to clients regarding health care concerns, and communicates and consults with Physicians/Nursing Director when indicated. Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against client care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following nursing philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, State Nurse Practice Act, and other governing agency regulations. Protects clients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols. Performs client medication administration and medication storage procedures as per protocols when indicated. Reviews client medication administration records on an ongoing basis and assists the Technician staff with transcriptions as needed. Monitors the need for client prescription refills and consults with Physicians/Clinic RN to assure continuation of approved medications. Adheres to controlled substance regulations regarding client medications as indicated. Documents client care services by charting in client and department records; accurately completes required paperwork procedures. Establishes and maintains customer rapport 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. Assists the residential campus staff in triaging medical emergencies when on duty.

Posted: August 8, 2017

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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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