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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

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIANS – MOTHERS & INFANTS PROGRAM

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIANS – MOTHERS & INFANTS PROGRAM

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

Job Type:                     Part Time, Sa/Su, 4p-12a & 12a-8a

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: June 24, 2019

PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER – RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER – RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

Position:                                   Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner– Residential Program, Residential Campus

Job Type:                                 Part Time, 12-16 Hrs/Wk.

Qualifications:                         Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to perform psychiatric evaluations and medication management for adult clients with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

Job Duties:                   The Nurse Practitioner candidate will be responsible for completing psychiatric evaluations, prescribing medications, and monitoring client progress on prescribed medications. The candidate will work closely with clinical staff to communicate important client information on overall mental functioning.  Candidate will provide medication education to clients, including but not limited to specific information relating to each medication. The Nurse Practitioner 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.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: June 11, 2019

SARASOTA DRUG COURT (Opiate Track) CASE MANAGER – TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT

SARASOTA DRUG COURT (Opiate Track) CASE MANAGER – TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT

Position:                       Sarasota Drug Court (Opiate Track) Case Manager

Job Type:                     Full Time – The individual hired will be a contractual employee of First Step of Sarasota, Inc.

Qualifications:             The Sarasota Drug Court Program of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit is seeking a Drug Court (Opiate Track) Case Manager. A Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, counseling, social or behavioral science or closely related field from an accredited college or university.

Job Duties:                   Drug Court is a specialized treatment court that combines legal proceedings, addictions treatment and rehabilitation into one program. Client participation is voluntary in this judicially supervised treatment approach, developed jointly by court staff and mental health professionals. The successful candidate will be an employee of First Step of Sarasota, supervised by the Court, and based in Sarasota.

This position provides case management services to program participants, establishes and maintains community partnerships, advocates for the program, and reports program data to the Court and community partners.

We are seeking someone who has experience working with the mental health/substance abuse population. Our ideal candidate has a work history that demonstrates he/she is proactive, self-motivated, and has the ability to work with clients in this unique program setting. The proven ability to form relationships with local community service agencies is a plus.

A few of your daily responsibilities:

  • Identify individuals who meet Drug Court criteria and provide initial assessment;
  • Create individualized case plans and monitor participant progress;
  • Collect, document and maintain participant data, progress reports, test results, etc.
  • Facilitate group sessions to help provide participants with life skills and additional access to resources;
  • Link participants to available community resources and resolve client issues;
  • Attend court and agency staffings.

Some of the skills, knowledge and abilities needed:

  • Basic knowledge of the legal system, court processes and procedures;
  • Knowledge of mental health and related issues;
  • Ability to work independently, and as a part of a team;
  • Understanding of case management limits and what constitutes unauthorized practice of law; and
  • Ability to analyze files and move cases through the court process.

To apply, send your resume and completed First Step of Sarasota application (available on the Twelfth Circuit’s website: https://www.jud12.flcourts.org/About/Career-Opportunities) to the address, fax or email below. Electronic submissions via fax and email are encouraged. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Starting Salary: Up to $33,500 based on education and experience

Human Resources Manager

Judge Lynn N. Silvertooth Judicial Center

PO Box 48927

Sarasota, Florida 34230

Fax (941) 861-7904

hr@jud12.flcourts.org

The successful applicant will be subject to a Criminal Background Check. The Florida State Courts System is a criminal justice agency. We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability.  If you need an accommodation in order to participate in the application/selection process, please call 941-861-7811.

Posted: May 23, 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: June 24, 2019

R.N.

R.N.

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

Job Type:                     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 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 7, 2019

LEAD COUNSELOR

LEAD COUNSELOR

Position:                       Lead Counselor – Pathways Program, Residential Campus

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.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: June 17, 2019

L.P.N.

L.P.N.

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

Job Type:                     Per Diem

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 13, 2019

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN – ARF/DETOX

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN – ARF/DETOX

Position:                      Substance Abuse Tech – ARF/Detox Program, 18th Street 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. 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: June 24, 2019

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR SPECIAL SERVICES

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR SPECIAL SERVICES

Position:                    Administrative Director Special Services – Administration, 18th Street Campus

Job Type:                   Full Time

Qualifications:          Associates degree required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Supervisory and managerial experience in a professional setting desired.

Job Duties:                  The Special Services Administrative Director is responsible for a variety of duties and responsibilities in support of the Vice President of Special Services and the COO, providing technical and administrative support related to a variety of Special Services duties.

The incumbent will provides leadership, direction and organizational services to programs and administrative departments under the Special Services Division as well as assist with administrative projects as assigned by the supervisor.

Assignments include compiling and analyzing data, coordinating multiple concurrent activities, interacting with individuals and groups at in the organization, supervision and back up support for housekeeping department, food stamp applications, reception/switchboard, Learning Management System (LMS), electronic storage of records, supply inventory, data entry, and electronic health record processes.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office and use/creation of spreadsheets and database management tools required. Exemplary organization skills and attention detail is a must. Emphasis on customer service and strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service. Exemplary written and verbal communication skills.

Must be flexible and able/willing to adapt to a dynamic environment in a non-profit setting.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: June 13, 2019

MEDICAL RECORDS CLERK

MEDICAL RECORDS CLERK

Position:                    Medical Records Clerk – Administration, 18th Street Campus

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             High School diploma or equivalent.

Job Duties:                  Medical Records experience with computerized data entry systems required. Additionally, the candidate will perform filing of client records, processing requests for client information and scanning. The candidate must possess strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service and demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: May 28, 2019

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIANS – RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIANS – RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

Position:                 Substance Abuse Technician – Residential Program, Residential Campus

Job Type:                Full Time (11p-7a, M-F), Part Time (7a-7p, Sa-Su)

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: June 3, 2019

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN – CHOICES PROGRAM

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN – CHOICES PROGRAM

Position:                      Substance Abuse Technician – Choices Program, 18th Street Campus

Job Type:                     Per Diem, 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:                   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 27, 2019

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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.

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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