Women's Prevention Liaison

Prevention Whiteriver, Arizona


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STATEMENT OF JOB: To proactively collaborate with women’s health services for early identification and outreach to women at risk of substance abuse and impacted by health equity issues that increase risk of substance abuse. Funded by the AHCCCS Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG). The Women’s Prevention Liaison collaborates with and supports team to provide education and awareness to the social determinants of health including historical trauma and its effects on Indigenous women who are at greater risk for health disparities and vulnerability, specifically to substance abuse. Provides education and works with women to build skills that include identifying triggers, substance abuse education, emotional intelligence, decision making, peer resistance, coping with stress and problem solving, and interpersonal communication to reduce use of substance use and improve health outcomes.



  1. Ability to provide gender-responsive services recognizing the unique characteristics of women’s initiation of substance use, effects of use, histories of trauma, co-occurring mental health and physical disorders
  2. Ability to conduct outreach and engagement to women, providing services in a safe and comfortable environment.
  3. Produce social media campaigns, community awareness.
  4. Provide pro-social, drug and alcohol-free alternative activities for families with children.
  5. Ability to accurately perform assessments and diagnoses with people presenting with high comorbidity of substance abuse and trauma-related manifestations under clinical supervision.
  6. Act as a liaison between the clinics, Tribal agencies, and the client.
  7. Work closely with the Prevention Program, Adult Services, Indian Health Services (IHS), WMAT Court, WMA Social Services, and surrounding behavioral health providers to identify and enroll women impacted by substance use disorder (SUD).
  8. Participate in workshops, meetings, presentations and facilitate groups.
  9. Provides assessment, diagnostic and treatment plan services at the clinic, in the community, children shelter, schools and in client’s homes to ensure client obtains all benefits and services necessary to be successful in completing all treatment plan initiatives.
  10. Documents contact with clients to assess needs, maintain required paperwork, and engage family members. Complete comprehensive assessments and assessment updates in accordance with Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) and ABHS Standards. Complete and update client treatment plans.
  11. Ability to accurately perform assessments and diagnoses with people presenting with high comorbidity of substance abuse and trauma-related manifestations under clinical supervision.
  12. Ability to provide client walk-in services as related to the service needs of clients.
  13. Ability to facilitate referral process to assure continuity of care across programs at ABHS, including the ability to coordinate with ABHS department supervisors as soon as possible to appropriately triage clients.
  14. Conduct outreach, facilitate access to healthcare services and provide counseling/skills training/education/support in accordance with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) guidelines for mental health. Ability to demonstrate a high degree of flexibility and competence in adjusting to clientele with varying degrees of traumatic experiences and complex psychological presentations.
  15. Verify and print Medifax confirmation information for intake process as needed.
  16. Complete data entry in electronic health records all intake information for new clients.
  17. Ability to address a variety of diverse spiritual, emotional, and social needs in multiple environments of an often-high-risk population, using a trauma-informed care approach while maintaining a high degree of professionalism and cultural awareness.
  18. Participates in interdepartmental clinical team meetings to assist and encourage consistent and timely provision of services. Participates in weekly clinical staffing with other members of the clinical team to review client progress and service requirements.
  19. Participation in all required ABHS training.
  20. Abide by all applicable policies, procedures, and program standards of ABHS, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Indian Health Services, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) and other pertinent regulatory authorities.
  21. Maintain ethical policies and guidelines as outlined in accepted State ethics laws, rules, policies, and principles and as outlined in discipline-specific code of ethics.
  22. Provide a positive role model to clients and staff through leadership, self-discipline, and genuine care for the treatment and recovery of clients. All clients and staff members must be treated with dignity and respect.
  23. Participation in all required ABHS training.
  24. Reports/attends work in timely manner. Must be reliable and communicate directly with supervisor in all matters of attendance.
  25. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor or clinical director.



  1. Possession of a high school diploma with minimum of four years’ work-related experience in mental health field engaged in case management, mental health, developmental disabilities, aftercare, substance abuse or related areas; AA/Bachelor’s degree in mental health/human services or related field preferred. Experience working with Native Americans preferred.
  2. Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to speak the Apache language preferred.
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking, problem-solving and organizational and time management skills with ability to work independently, with flexibility within prescribed deadlines.
  4. Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively with a wide range of people, teams, managers, supervisors.
  5. Valid Arizona Driver’s License and reliable transportation.
  6. MS Office proficiency and ability to correctly operate copy machine and fax.
  7. Ability to pass all pre-employment testing, including, but not limited to, fingerprint clearance, drug testing and background check.


**NOTE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 472 and 473).



The physical characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.


Constant: standing. Frequent: repetitive use of hand, walking, standing, bending neck and waist, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting neck and waist, simple grasping of left and right hand, power grasping right and left hand, fine manipulation right and left hand, pushing and pulling right and left hand, reaching above shoulder level, reaching below shoulder level, lifting objects weighing up to 25 pounds from below the waist to a height of 3 feet.


Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The employment is considered “at will” and agree that employment can be terminated with or without cause and with or without notice at any time at the option of either the employee or the company.