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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

L.P.N.

L.P.N.

Position:                      L.P.N. – A.R.F./Detox 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.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: May 18, 2020

EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM (EIP) SPECIALIST

EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM (EIP) SPECIALIST

Position:                       EIP Specialist – Intervention/Outreach Program, 17th Street Campus

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             High school diploma or equivalent. Knowledge and understanding of substance abuse and HIV disease; current training in HIV 104 and 501; strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service.

Job Duties:                   Provides street education, prevention, and intervention on substance abuse and HIV disease by distributing approved documentation materials throughout the community. The candidate will presents risk reducing behaviors to at-risk populations and individuals by explaining behavior options and interpretations, as well as educate clients by conducting pre- and post-test counseling for HIV antibody testing. In addition, coordinates planning services available to clients by interviewing client, assessing needs and goals of client and providing emergency/crisis intervention services by referring client to other appropriate programs.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: May 1, 2020

CASE MANAGER

CASE MANAGER

Position:                      Case Manager – M.A.T. Clinic Program, Sarasota OutPatient

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             Bachelors or equivalent with counseling experience and/or college course work in psychology or related field. Bi-lingual preferred.

Job Duties:                  Identifies client’s needs by assessing client situation and availability of resources.  Basic knowledge of substance abuse treatment; working knowledge of community resources; advocating skills; strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: May 18, 2020

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: May 1, 2020

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: April 8, 2020

INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT COORDINATOR

INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT COORDINATOR

Position:                      Intensive Outpatient Coordinator (I.O.P.) – Pathways, Residential Campus

Job Type:                     Part Time

Qualifications:             Master’s 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.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: March 4, 2020

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIANS – RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIANS – RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

Position:                       Substance Abuse Technician – Residential Program

Job Type:                     Full Time, Part Time, 7:00a-7:00p, Sa-Su, 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.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: May 26, 2020

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN – ARF/DETOX

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN – ARF/DETOX

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

Job Type:                      Full Time, 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:                   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: May 1, 2020

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN – MOTHERS & INFANTS PROGRAM

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN – MOTHERS & INFANTS PROGRAM

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

Job Type:                  Part Time, Per Diem

Qualifications:          Substance Abuse Technicians needed to work in residential recovery environment serving pregnant mothers and infants. Must be dependable, possess clear boundaries, team-oriented and committed. 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. This is not a CNA position.

Job Duties:       Position will Include, but is not limited to assisting the professional staff and monitoring 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.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: May 21, 2020

NURSING SUPERVISOR

NURSING SUPERVISOR

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

Job Type:                     Full Time (32 hrs/wk), Weekend 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 19, 2019

R.N.

R.N.

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

Job Type:                    Full Time, Part Time, Per Diem

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: May 18, 2020

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN – CHOICES PROGRAM

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN – CHOICES PROGRAM

Position:                       Substance Abuse Technician – Choices Program, 18th Street 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. 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: May 1, 2020

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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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