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First Step of Sarasota Inc. is hiring for the following positions.
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Administrative assistant/office coordinator

Job Type:  Administrative Assistant/Office Coordinator– CSU Program, 10th Street Campus

Job Type:  Full Time. Shift differentials apply to evening, night, and weekend shifts.

Qualifications:  Position requires a High School Degree or equivalent. Must be able to pass Department of Children and Families Level II background screenings. Experience in providing front desk reception and routing calls through a multiline phone system is preferred. Strong computer skills are required, preferable using Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Experience with an electronic medical record system required, AVATAR preferred. Bilingual required. 

Job Duties: This position will provide administrative support to the Director of Emergency Services. 

APRN - PSYCHIATRIC

Job Type: A.P.R.N. – Residential Program & Detox, 18th Street, 10th Street & Residential Campus 

Job Type: Part Time

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

Job Duties: The APRN 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 APRN 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.

CLINICAL PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Job Type: Clinical Program Assistant –Mothers & Infants Program, 18th Street Campus

Job Type: Full Time

Qualifications: Supports team leader by following, communicating, and implementing administrative and clinical systems, procedures and policies. Knowledge and understanding of substance abuse; strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service. High school diploma or equivalent.

Job Duties: Maintains work flow by studying methods, implementing cost reductions, and developing reporting procedures.Creates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, recordkeeping systems, forms control, office layout, and implementing changes.Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, calling for repairs, maintaining equipment inventories, evaluating new equipment and techniques.Provides information by answering questions and requests.Maintains supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders, verifying receipt of supplies.Provides daily assistance to clients by performing basic physical assessments, nutritional needs analyses, providing social interaction opportunities.

Protects clients and co-workers by adhering to infection-control and hazardous waste policies and protocols and attending required and approved educational training sessions.Documents client information by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information; 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.Supervises; assists team leader in the hiring, training and terminations of direct report substance abuse technicians.

CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

Job Type: Clinical Supervisor– Sarasota Outpatient Program, 10th Street Campus

Job Type: Full Time

Qualifications: Master’s degree in human services field; two (2) years supervisory experience, Licensure, certified clinical supervisor

Job Duties: Provides clinical supervision to specified program/location; integrates and promotes corporate mission.  Mental Health and substance abuse training; strong people skills to provide excellent internal and external customer service.

COOK

Job Type: Cook – Dietary, 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.

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.

COUNSELOR – RESIDENTIAL

Job Type: Counselor - Seasons Program, North Washington Campus

Job Type: Full Time

Qualifications: BA in related field in behavioral health care or BA in unrelated field with 3 years’ experience in behavioral health care or equivalent with 3 years addictions counseling experience and/or college course work in psychology or related field. Valid Florida Drivers’ License.

Job Duties: Restores or develops client’s ability to function substance-free by assessing the client’s situation, setting goals and providing required services to clients. Obtains’ assistance for client by referring him/her to community resources. Fosters client’s action or adjustment by interpreting attitudes and patterns of behavior; addresses court related consequences of on-campus behavior. Maintains client confidential records by documenting client’s situation and client’s own actions; accurately completes required paperwork procedures. Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions, participating in quality reviews; reporting needed changes. Facilitate Groups; participate in staff in-house meetings.

COUNSELOR - OP

Job Type: Counselor – Sarasota Outpatient Prevention Program, 17th 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.

Early Intervention Program (EIP) Specialist

Job Type: 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

 

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