Community Outreach Worker

Open Until Filled

Job Code: 21-1011 Salary: $15.02 - $38.65

Status: Non-Exempt, Full Time, Term – 9/29/26 Location: SRMT Health Services

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

Telecommute: No Fleet: Yes


Under the direction of the A/CDP Prevention Coordinator, the Community Outreach Worker will implement and ensure that the goals, objectives and evaluation of the SBIRT grant are accomplished, by providing Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), 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.


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:

  • Coordinate and facilitate grant activities, meetings, reporting and evaluation, including travel to grantee meetings
  • 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, and facilitate brief interventions
  • Attend health promotion/community events to educate community members and key stakeholders 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
  • Establish and maintain an Advisory Committee through the duration of the grant
  • Attend regular meetings as needed to discuss progress of overall grant implementation
  • Responsible for accurate and timely collection and submitting of grant data
  • Participate in training and technical assistance sessions
  • Participate in learning collaborative meetings with all sub-recipients
  • 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.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent,
  • minimum of 1-year 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.

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 18 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. Must have two years of sobriety for a recovering person. Must not abuse alcohol and/or any other drug for a non-recovering person.

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

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, and supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses). Applicants that are eligible for native preference must include Tribal Identification Card, Status Card or letter to be eligible for Native Preference. All submissions can be emailed to 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 a PDF or WORD files if emailing. 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.


All positions require the successful candidate to 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. Depending on the position there maybe multiple background checks.


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


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


Effective July 3, 2023, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe no longer requires the COVID-19 Vaccination for any positions within the organization, to include Health Services.