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Job Title: Student Assistance Program Mental Health Liaison
Location: Huntington, Mifflin & Juniata Counties
State: Pennsylvania
Close Date 7 Apr 2017
Position Description: Student Assistance Program Mental Health Liaisons provide consultation to school district core teams, risk assessments for students who have been identified by the core teams and for whom the core teams have obtained parental permission, and referral assistance for students in need of treatment services.  The following is a list of anticipated services to be provided to school districts:  attending SAP core team meetings, site visits for consultation, attending activities of the team, supporting school-based aftercare plans for students returning from treatment, facilitating or assisting with post-vention efforts in the event of a tragic incident, providing training to school district personnel, students and families and participating in interventions with students and family members.  All SAP services will be delivered by individuals who have received training in Student Assistance provided by a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania approved SAP training vendor.  Services will be available to each core team by the opening day of classes in all six school districts.  The Liaison agrees to adhere to the “Minimum Guidelines for Liaison Services from the County/Joinder” established September 5, 1997 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
Job Details:

Status: Full Time Salary                                                                  FLSA classification: Exempt

 

Company Information: Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) is one of the largest non-profit Youth and Family Support agencies working with high-risk youth and their families in the United States. Currently, YAP employs more than 2,000 dedicated workers and serves approximately 10,000 families per year.  Our mission is to engage human service systems so that they rely less on institutional care and invest more in supporting families and neighborhoods. We currently work with child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, disability, primary health care, and education systems to develop and offer community-based alternatives for the highest risk children, young people, young adults and families, and adults. 

 

Summary of the Position:    Student Assistance Program Mental Health Liaisons provide consultation to school district core teams, risk assessments for students who have been identified by the core teams and for whom the core teams have obtained parental permission, and referral assistance for students in need of treatment services.  The following is a list of anticipated services to be provided to school districts:  attending SAP core team meetings, site visits for consultation, attending activities of the team, supporting school-based aftercare plans for students returning from treatment, facilitating or assisting with post-vention efforts in the event of a tragic incident, providing training to school district personnel, students and families and participating in interventions with students and family members.  All SAP services will be delivered by individuals who have received training in Student Assistance provided by a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania approved SAP training vendor.  Services will be available to each core team by the opening day of classes in all six school districts.  The Liaison agrees to adhere to the “Minimum Guidelines for Liaison Services from the County/Joinder” established September 5, 1997 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

 

The target population for these services is Student Assistance Program core teams and the students served by them in Mifflin County School District, Juniata County School District, Huntingdon Area School District, Mount Union Area School District, Southern Huntingdon County School District and Juniata Valley School District.  This does not need to be authorized by the Base Service Unit.

 

The Student Assistance Mental Health Liaison provides services to high schools during normal school hours throughout the school year as defined by each school district and may, under certain circumstances, assist the staff, students, and families of elementary schools.

 

Liaison is responsible for completing assessments along with written recommendations in a timely fashion in accordance with each school’s timeframe. 

Required Qualifications:

Qualifications/Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year experience in the Human Service field.
  • Must be extremely organized
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be professional, flexible, and have the ability to work independently.
  • Experience working with youth in Educational System, Behavioral Health System, and/or Juvenile Justice System a plus. 
  • FBI Clearance
  • State Criminal Background Check
  • Child Line Abuse Clearance
  •  Position requires reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and car insurance limits of $100,000/$300,000 bodily injury liability

 

Benefits Available: Medical/Prescription, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, AFLAC, Paid time off, Holiday Pay, and 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan.

 

Contact information: Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional and two personal references to: ATTN: Mary Kane at MKane@yapinc.org

 

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

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