Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

Iakhiienawá:se’ Sénha Aioianerénhake ne Enióhrhen’ne

Helping Build a Better Tomorrow

Youth Worker (Female)

Division: Social Services Division, Akwesasne Group Home

Job Code: 21-1093

Status: Permanent, full-time, Non-exempt (Midnight shift)

General Purpose:

Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager, the Youth Worker is responsible for the safety, guidance and well-being of all adolescent clients. Youth Workers will be responsible for a range of duties designed to assist each client through a behavior modification based program.

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Participation in the nurturing of youth by role modeling, guiding, assist with school assignments and demonstrate good character, and sound judgment.
  • Ensure client safety at all times while promoting a healthier, balanced lifestyle.
  • Actively participate with clients in all indoor/outdoor activities.
  • Plan and execute a monthly activity calendar.
  • Be a part of and actively participate in Program Quality Improvement Committees.
  • Recording and submitting a daily log of resident activities, events, and behaviors is a daily requirement.
  • Able to document all critical incidents and report them timely to the immediate supervisor.
  • Instruct adolescents in life skills and demonstrate healthy habits as well as appropriate behaviors.
  • All workers are expected to assist with light cleaning duties as well as instruct clients with cleaning and proper hygiene.
  • Workers will be expected to cook some meals as well as instruct residents with cooking skills.
  • Participate in case management meetings regarding clinical substance abuse services, mental health, the school system and level progress.
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends. Flexibility is a must.
  • Must be Therapeutic Crisis Intervention trained shortly after their hire date and are required to attend all refresher courses to remain certified during their employment.
  • First Aid and CPR certifications must be kept current.
  • Must be able to transport residents to and from various activities, appointments, and school in a timely fashion.
  • Dispense client medications timely and with accuracy.
  • Staff caring for residents must be in good physical and mental health and free from communicable diseases, such as attested to by a physical examination, which must include an intradermal tuberculin test and additional reports, including chest X-Rays, where such test is positive, and serological tests as indicated, at the time of initial employment, and by annual re-examination.

Educational and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Some experience working with youth.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Candidate must successfully pass criminal background check, prior to employment beginning.
  • 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.

Working Relationships:

  • Able to work closely with troubled adolescents and their families.
  • Interact professionally with various agencies and the school system.
  • Able to work closely and communicate professionally within a large staff.

Sensory Demands of the Job:

To be able to deal with and respond appropriately with stressful situations and troubled adolescents. As well as be aware and sensitive to the needs of clients and their families.


According to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Employee Handbook.

Without limiting the generality of the following, the employee is in breach of the duty of confidentiality to the employer when the employee:

  • Knowingly, carelessly, or recklessly divulges any information or documentation which has to come to their attention as an employee of the Tribe and which it is the duty of the employee to keep confidential; or
  • Knowingly, carelessly, or recklessly divulges any information of a personal nature in relation to fellow employees or clients.
  • Please be understood that this is not a comprehensive listing.

Job Closing Date: August 25, 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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