Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

Iakhiienawá:se’ Sénha Aioianerénhake ne Enióhrhen’ne

Helping Build a Better Tomorrow

Addiction Counselor (Male)

Division:  Health Service, Partridge House

Job Code:  21-1011

Status:  Full-time, permanent, non-exempt

SUMMARY: The Addiction Counselor is responsible for proving individual and group counseling, educational lectures, assessment, case management, crisis intervention, facilitating educational activities, engaging family/significant other and assuring a safe trauma-informed supportive environment.


  • Maintains a caseload of up to eight clients and performs all related screening (e.g., stages of change, addiction mental health, motivation to change and lethality), assessment treatment planning and case management activities in a comprehensive, person-centered manner.
  • Collaborates with all treatment team members and participates fully in all case consultations, case reviews, crisis interventions and shift change/rounds meetings.
  • Provides individual and group therapy to clients seeking recovery from addiction.
  • Facilitates comprehensive discharge and recovery management planning.
  • Facilitates the involvement of family/significant others in family sessions, family education and referral to family services (where appropriate).
  • Responsible for ensuring a safe, respectful and supportive and trauma-informed environment.
  • Complies with all Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Standards and activities.
  • Participates fully in individual and group supervision sessions.
  • Maintains all licensing/credentialing requirements and standards.
  • Performs all duties in an ethical manner and complies with all SRMT ethical standards.
  • Responsible for client transport.
  • Must be able to work evenings and/or weekends.
  • Ability to perform effectively in all 12 core functions/practice domains of addiction counseling in an environment that integrates evidence-based and traditional indigenous practices
  • Experienced in working with American Indians in a behavioral health treatment or indigenous healing environment; knowledge of Mohawk language and tradition is an asset.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Must work toward certification as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) within three years of employment.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or GED. Three years sobriety for a person in recovery from addiction. CASAC or CASAC-T Certification preferred but not required. Minimum of two years of experience working in the chemical dependency field preferred.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have computer skills including Microsoft programs.

Must be at least 18 years of age, have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract in accordance with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Fleet Policy

Job Closing Date: March 03, 2017

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Status Card or letter) by email to or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 412 State Route 37, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.


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.


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


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


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.

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