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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 – RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIANS – RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

Position:                       Substance Abuse Technician – Residential Program

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

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.

 

Posted: January 14, 2020

ASSESSMENT COUNSELOR

ASSESSMENT COUNSELOR

Position:                      Assessment Counselor – Detox Program, 18th Street Campus

Job Type:                     Full 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 integrates and promotes corporate mission. Primary substance abuse and/or mental health training; strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: January 14, 2020

V.P. INPATIENT AND RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

V.P. INPATIENT SERVICES

Position:                     V.P. Inpatient and Residential Services – Administration, 18th Street Campus

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             Master’s degree or other post graduate degree in a health related field is required; Licensed as a healthcare professional in the state of Florida. A minimum  of ten (10) years progressive experience managing residential and inpatient facilities required.

Job Duties:                   The V.P. Inpatient and Residential Services is responsible for overseeing all residential and special services departments for First Step of Sarasota, Inc. and Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. This includes ARF, Choices, M&I, VIPER, SOS/Hospital Bridge Programs/ Drug Court Opiate Track/Road to Recovery, Crisis Stabilization Unit and Compass Center.

The incumbent will ensure proper staffing resources are identified, recruited and trained to maintain the highest level of service. Assists with medical coverage issues, meet with medical staff to resolve interagency issues.

Oversee State-funded programs for all residential services. Ensures funding codes for voluntary and private clients are registered and mapped correctly and reviewed within 24 hours of admissions.

Oversees HN/HU and ensures criteria is triggered and sends HNHU enrollment form to CFBHN.

Works closely with staff to ensure that a Continuing Care Plan is completed on all state-funded clients and ensures accuracy of all required discharge information from client’s CCP into Central Florida’s HDS system for each state funded client.

Ensures units of service for M&I, Choices, Detox Case Management, ARF, VIPER, & CTU are meeting monthly targets and takes corrective action when units of service deviate from target. Implements or requests CAP from program supervisors and directors.  If needed, will target any program that is underutilizing units, and work closely with staff until monthly units are on target.

Provides direct supervision to Marchman Act Coordinator, trouble-shoots any/all legal concerns regarding the Marchman Act.

Administrator on-call for the Addictions Receiving Facility for Law Enforcement, hospital ER staff, County staff, ARF staff.  Responds as needed to issues that arise among ARF and community stakeholders, resolves issues, implements corrective action, if needed.

Attends quarterly and monthly meetings for different programs/services such as Acute Care System Task Force/System Re-Design meetings. Attends Quarterly Medical Directors’/Administrative Directors’ meeting. Attends Board of Directors, Executive and Financial committee meetings.

Works with Sarasota County Health and Human Services staff to identify HNHU’s of acute care services in Sarasota County, and to secure and track multi-agency ROI’s, for purpose of better coordinating services among local providers.

Works closely with and completes special requests by the President/CEO, including reports and attending meetings on behalf of President/CEO.

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

EEOE & DFWP

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Posted: January 16, 2020

CLINICAL DIRECTOR

CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Position:                      Clinical Director – Specials Services, 18th Street Campus

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             Master’s degree in human services field with substance abuse treatment experience; Five years’ of direct service work in a clinical setting. Three years’ supervisory experience. Licensure required.

Job Duties:                   Provides clinical guidance and direction to all clinical programs; provides clinical supervision to clinical staff within licensed treatment components; ensures quality therapeutic care of program residents while adhering to the state licensing standards and agency mission. Substance abuse & mental health work practices, effective clinical and supervisory skills; strong leadership and interpersonal skills.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: November 27, 2019

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

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST

Position:                      Quality Improvement Specialist – Quality Program, 18th Street Campus

Job Type:                     Full Time

Qualifications:             Bachelor degree in business, health sciences, or related field.

Job Duties:                   Assists the Q.I. Director by providing professional and technical support needed for Q.I. Department operations. This includes preparing data reports, conducting client surveys, preparing committee materials, reporting incidents, assisting in conducting committee meetings, and writing professional correspondence and reports. Detail oriented with advanced computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet, and data base applications (such as Word, Excel, Access) with experience in preparing, editing, merging data spreadsheets, and preparing graphs/charts/tables. Strong professional communication and organizational skills, ability to work independently, in a team environment, and within timelines.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: October 28, 2019

R.N.

R.N.

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

Job Type:                     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.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: January 8, 2020

FOOD STAMP ASSISTANT

FOOD STAMP ASSISTANT

Position:                       Food Stamp Assistant – Administration, 18th Street Campus

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.

Job Duties:                   Completes DCF Request for Assistance application packet with each new admission into the DOC residential programs.  Provides correct and complete information about each applicants circumstances as they relate to eligibility, both at the time of application as well as eligibility reviews.

Informs and educates new clients about the food stamp process and responsibilities

Scans client EBT cards, forwarding all receipts to finance department.

Faxes discharge information to DCF changes unit.

Provides back-up support to receptionist position when needed, answering and transferring incoming calls, greeting all visitors to the Special Services Campus

Provides back-up support to Detox Unit Clerk position when needed, accurately entering client admissions and discharge information into Credible, auditing chars to ensure completeness of documentation.

Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential; following established confidentiality policy and procedures; maintaining professional boundaries with clients.

Maintains inter- and intra-departmental work flow by fostering a spirit of cooperation.

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: January 8, 2020

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN – CHOICES PROGRAM

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TECHNICIAN – CHOICES PROGRAM

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

Job Type:                     Full Time (M-F, 3p-11p), 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:                   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.

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

EEOE & DFWP

Posted: January 15, 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.

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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