Community Outreach Worker

About the Role:

Job Code: 21-1011 Status: Full-time, Term – 9/29/26


Exempt: No Location: Health Services


Department: A/CDP Prevention Component Reports To: A/CDP Prevention Coordinator


SUMMARY:


The Community Outreach Worker will implement and ensure that the goals, objectives and evaluation of the SBIRT grant are accomplished. SBIRT is an evidenced-based approach to identifying risky use of alcohol and other drugs that may otherwise go undetected and provides appropriate intervention or referral to treatment.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:


Work within guidelines of NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports, Indian Health Services as well as the Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services Alcoholism Chemical Dependency Program policies and procedures and objectives by performing the following duties:


· Build capacity of SBIRT in community settings to reduce access barriers and increase utilization of services among high risk populations


· Establish partnerships with community organizations to engage adults and adolescents in the SBIRT process


· Work in conjunction with Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services A/CDP Outpatient Program and Mental Health program, and other referral agencies.


· Screen, facilitate brief interventions, and monitor fidelity using approved screening tools


· Provide Referrals to treatment and other referral agencies as needed


· Attend health promotion/community events to educate community members and key stakeholders about reducing stigma, the intersections of substance use and suicide, risky substance use, suicide risk identification and how SBIRT services benefit individuals and the community.


· Create linkages to health insurance enrollers, as needed


· Refine implementation process, including cultural adaptations, based on barriers and needed improvements


· Work towards developing a sustainability plan for the implementation of SBIRT beyond grant funding


· Establish and maintain an Advisory Committee through the duration of the grant


· Coordinate and facilitate grant activities, meetings, reporting and evaluation, including travel to grantee meetings


· Establish a working relationship with all adolescent and adult serving agencies.


· Attend regular meetings as needed to discuss progress of overall grant implementation


· Collect and submit, fidelity and outcome data on-time in accordance with the data collection requirement and reporting schedule.


· Develop fluency with SBIRT and suicide risk screening by attending approved training and technical assistance sessions.


· Participate in learning collaborative meetings with all subrecipients.


· Perform other duties as may arise.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: There are no supervisor requirements for this position,


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the sensitive nature of information and Personal Health Information within Health Services, must maintain strict confidentiality at all times. Obtain additional training/education in Behavioral Health.


If certified through New York State OASAS, must maintain certification. If not certified, must work towards certification in an appropriate time frame, and maintain certification.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or GED equivalent, experience in the field of alcoholism/chemical dependency preferred. Must have a thorough understanding of the disease concept of alcoholism, and how the disease affects the family and Native American communities in general. Must have two years of sobriety for a recovering person. Must not abuse alcohol and/or any other drug for a non-recovering person.


If certified through New York State OASAS, must maintain certification. If not certified, must work towards certification in an appropriate time frame, and maintain certification.


OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have excellent computer skills including word, excel, and experience with varying databases. Computer testing in the applicable skills may be a requirement during the interview process. Openness in working with traditional/spiritual approaches regarding behavioral health issues. Ability to do presentations, connect with people and community stakeholders. Be motivated, caring and compassionate, be committed to efforts to reduce the impact and stigma of substance abuse and mental health issues.


REASONING ABILITY: Maturity and ability to handle delicate role issues and to respond to crisis.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor.


Must be at least 21 years of age, have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean driver abstract in accordance with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Fleet Policy.


The successful candidate must pass a test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed. The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check prior to employment.


Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to human.resources@srmt-nsn.gov or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.


NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.


DRUG TESTING POLICY


The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.


BACKGROUND CHECK


Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.


ELIGIBILITY LIST


A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.


INTERVIEW


Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.


EMPLOYEE COVID VACCINATION POLICY


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has adopted a “Tribal Employee Vaccination Policy” that requires all employees to be “Fully Vaccinated” against the Coronavirus. Applicants are not required to disclose their vaccination status at the time of application; however, they must do so upon becoming the successful candidate. The successful applicant must submit their proof of vaccination status or they may submit a Medical Exemption form upon being notified that they are the successful candidate. At that point, the policy will apply to them as though they were already employed.



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