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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

Psych ARNP

Position:  Psych ARNP

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.

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

Hours:  10 hours per week.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: January 16, 2018

Substance Abuse Technicians – Detox/ARF Program

Position:                      Substance Abuse Tech – Detox/ARF 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.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: January 12, 2018

Substance Abuse Technicians – Choices Program

Position:                      Substance Abuse Tech – Choices 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.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: January 12, 2018

Substance Abuse Technicians – Mothers & Infants Program

Position:                      Substance Abuse Tech – Mothers & Infants Program

Job Type:                     Part Time/Full 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.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: January 12, 2018

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.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: January 12, 2018

Cook

Position:                      Cook – Dietary

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             High school diploma or equivalent.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: January 12, 2018

Addiction Receiving Facility (A.R.F.) Counselor

Position:                      Counselor – ARF Program

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: January 12, 2018

Case Manager

Position:                      Case Manager – Sarasota Out Patient

Job Type:                     Full Time

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

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.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: January 12, 2018

Recovery Peer Specialist

Position:                      Recovery Peer Specialist – M.A.T. Clinic

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.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: January 12, 2018

L.P.N. – Pathways

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.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: January 12, 2018

R.N. – Detox Program

Position:                      R.N. – Detox Program

Job Type:                     Part 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 and restores client’s health by completing the nursing process; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members 

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: January 12, 2018

Quality Improvement Director

Position:                      Quality Improvement Director – Quality Improvement Department

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             Master’s Degree in business or health related field preferred, or Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in performance improvement responsibilities.

Job Duties:                  Provide leadership, guidance, and direction for the systematic monitoring and evaluation of the appropriateness and quality of client care.  Ensures that agency conducts business according to licensure and accreditation standards.  Advance skills necessary for data management including the ability to collect, analyze and present data to groups and individuals.  The ideal candidate should possess effective communication and interpersonal skills, diplomacy, computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

EEOP & DFWP

Posted: January 12, 2018

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.

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