Harm Reduction Outreach Specialist

Opening Date: February 22, 2022
Closing Date: March 8, 2022
Job Title: Harm Reduction Outreach Specialist
Salary/Wage: $18.71/hr.
Tribal Level: 16
Location: Siletz, OR
Classification: Full Time, Non-exempt, Limited duration
Job Posting Number: 202208

New employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment or submit a request for exemption to the Human Resource Manager, prior to starting employment.


The Harm Reduction Outreach Specialist performs a wide variety of paraprofessional public health duties. Provides engagement and support services, particularly to individuals around drug use and sexual health using a harm reduction model. This position will focus on meeting individuals “where they are at” and providing culturally relevant, non-judgmental, non-coercive services and resources to individuals.


High school diploma or GED and one year of verifiable experience working with homelessness or addictions, paid or volunteer, -OR – two years of verifiable experience in active recovery from alcohol and drugs – OR – an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Knowledge of: Substance abuse and communicable disease, such as Hepatitis and HIV on individual health, and community wellbeing. Effective oral communication and interpersonal relationships including public speaking and advocacy skills. Cultural competency in direct service, within the organization, and in program planning and development. Experience in: prior training and experience with high risk populations. Ability to: Work with a wide variety of people, and communicate effectively with program staff, clients, and the community. Assist in the development of client education programs both on an individual and on a group basis. Exercise tact, diplomacy and discretion, and to maintain and sustain confidentiality in relationship to clients. Accomplish a variety of tasks simultaneously. Establish and maintain effective working relationships and maintain personal and professional boundaries. Communicate effectively using both verbal and written skills. Handle conflicting situations. Learn and perform diverse data entry on computers. Other: Maintaining sobriety during employment in this capacity is essential to the overall effectiveness of the program. Due to the nature of this position, individuals in recovery from the disease of alcoholism and/or other drug dependence must affirm that alcohol or substance abuse has not impaired previous employment for the last two years. Obtain First Aid/CPR within the first 30-days of hire. Must possess a valid Oregon State driver’s license, insurance and be eligible to drive a GSA Vehicle.


Provide outreach to potential clients and to groups with high-risk behaviors to explain offered services and establish a working relationship. Participate in communicable disease investigations. Make referrals to community services and programs. Distribute harm and risk reduction materials. Attend required team, community and regional meetings. Collect data and report activities. Implement community education, communication and outreach strategies.

All new employees will serve a six-month probationary period to enable the General Manger to determine their suitability as a tribal employee. After the six-month probation the employee will be evaluated of his/her performance and at that time, it will be, decided if the employee is entitled to a regular employee status.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit a Tribal “Application for Employment Form”, found here: Employment Application
Applications must be received by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.


If applying for more than one position, separate applications will be required for each position.
The high school diploma/GED requirement will be waived for Tribal Elders

Send Applications To

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Attn: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 549
Siletz, OR 97380

Fax number: 855-573-1032
Human Resources: 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1274
Website: www.ctsi.nsn.us
Email: hrdepartment@ctsi.nsn.us

Conditions of Employment

The selectee will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before employment.

New employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment or submit a request for exemption to the Human Resource Manager, prior to starting employment.

May need to provide DMV Driver Record and proof of Automobile insurance.

The Tribe’s Indian Preference Policy will apply. Tribal government will not discriminate in selection because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, membership, and non-membership in an employee organization.