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For a job application, please click here.  Mail your completed applications to Human Resources, First Step of Sarasota, 4579 Northgate Court, Sarasota, FL 34234.

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

L.P.N – 18th Street/ARF

Position: L.P.N. – 18th Street/ARF – 46021

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. I.V. Certified as well as 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. 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. Resolves client problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies. Protects clients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations. Documents client care services by charting in client and department records; accurately completes required paperwork procedures. Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential; following established confidentiality policy and procedures; maintaining professional boundaries with clients.

Posted: April 5, 2017

R.N. – 18th Street/Detox

sition:    R.N. – 18th Street/Detox – 44019 – Part Time

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: April 5, 2017

Pathways Counselor II – Residential/Pathways – 21011

Position: Pathways Counselor II – Residential/Pathways – 21011

Job Type:  Full Time

Qualifications:  Primary substance abuse and/or mental health training. Strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service. 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.  LMHC License Required.

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. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping client information confidential; following established confidentiality policy and procedures; maintaining professional boundaries with clients.

Posted: April 5, 2017

Addiction Receiving Facility (A.R.F.) Counselor II – 18th Street/Detox – 46034

Position: Addiction Receiving Facility (A.R.F.) Counselor II – 18th Street/Detox

Type:  PRN

Qualifications: Primary substance abuse and/or mental health training. Strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service. 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. 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. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping client information confidential; following established confidentiality policy and procedures; maintaining professional boundaries with clients.

Posted: April 5, 2017

Addiction Receiving Facility (A.R.F) Counselor I – 18th Street Detox

Position: Addiction Receiving Facility (A.R.F) Counselor I – 18th Street Detox

Job Type: Part Time

Qualifications: Primary substance abuse and/or mental health training.  Strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service.  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.  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 patters 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. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping client information confidential; following established confidentiality policy and procedures; maintaining professional boundaries with clients.

Posted: April 5, 2017

Substance Abuse Technicians

Full time and part time positions are available for Detox and Choices Programs.  Position will be assisting the professional staff and monitor clients in a rehabilitation setting.  Must be able to to pass Department of Children and Families Level II background screenings.  Shift differentials apply.  Evenings and weekend shifts.

Posted: September 9, 2016

Psychiatrist

Current Florida Licensure for part time 10-20 hours per week.  Position will be responsible for our Residential clients and will report to our Medical Director in the treatment and assessment of clients needs and requirements.  Position will be doing physical and mental assessments to ensure the quality and standards of our facilities are met.

Posted: September 24, 2015

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

15th Annual Caring Hearts Luncheon

Join us on February 27, 2018 for the 15th annual Caring Hearts Luncheon.

 

Donate to the Mothers and Infants Program at First Step, click here.

 

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