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SAP Liaison II (Altoona, PA)

  • Job ID: 699864822
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Mon Yough Community Services
  • Department: County SAP Services
  • Location: 500 Walnut Street, Mckeesport PA 15132
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $19.34 to $30.94 / hour


The SAP Liason II will provide education and consultation services to schools through the Student Assistance Program, serve as a specialist consultant to core teams while participating in community prevention activities and provide assistance to supervisor in the direction and coordination of program depending on program need.


  • Collect and record data to submit reports to Allegheny County OBH on a monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Provide classroom prevention/education sessions to enhance ATOD/MH curriculum upon request.
  • Provide ATOD/MH prevention and education presentations in the community as requested.
  • Assist in the development of after school and recreational programs for children and youth in the community.
  • Assist with annual/quarterly assessments of services provided for quality assurance.
  • Facilitate and/or co-facilitate educational and support groups covering topics identified by schools.
  • Provide information and intervention referral sources to appropriate services (outpatient, inpatient, etc.).
  • Establish/maintain effective working relationships with students/school personnel/community agencies as well as co-workers.
  • Perform delegated leadership activities to staff upon Supervisor's absence.
  • Provide consultation services to school personnel regarding SAP, normal and abnormal child development, identification of students at-risk, and modes of intervention.
  • Perform individual assessments on students referred by teachers and parents through the Core Team.
  • Conduct individual sessions with referred students.
  • Attend staff meetings/trainings in accordance with BDAP regulations while pursuing certification from the PA Chemical Abuse Certification Board.
  • Attend all Instructional Support and Core Team meetings on a regular basis for all school services.
  • Maintain positive communication with school personnel and parents regarding student's progress in program (within the parameters of confidentiality).
  • Assist with reports and completes documentation to include end of the month and quarterly statistics for county prevention reports.
  • Coordinate crisis intervention services to school districts as needed.
  • Provide staff training and development to Liaisons. Provide assigned mentoring and/or support during orientation.
  • Attend assigned community and provider meetings and represent MYCS and the program with professionalism.
  • Conduct research and evaluation studies in the schools and community to assure quality service delivery.
  • Initiate and develop grant proposals to generate additional program revenue.
  • Assist with coordination of staff schedule for school contract coverage, when necessary, facilitates and mandates staff schedule changes to meet program needs.



  • MA/MS in social services or other human services degree WITH 3 years related experience in child serving system/SAP/prevention field.
  • 1 year of experience in SAP preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Driver's License
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

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