Student Assistance Program Specialist

Job Type

Part Time



Application Deadline



243 North Galen Hall Road
United States



  1.  Provide consultation, assessment and referral for students identified by the student assistance teams in each individual school when needed. 
  2. Provide technical assistance (i.e. Team Maintenance session’s etc.) to all school SAP teams requesting such.
  3. Facilitate entrance to treatment programs for students and school districts when needed.
  4. Deliver Project CONNECT and approved student assistance curriculums to schools and other agencies when requested. This delivery involves group, individual, classroom and assembly facilitation.
  5. Provide in-services on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs to faculty or agency staff when requested.
  6. Provide parent education on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs when requested.
  7. Participate in staff meetings and report progress as well as areas of concern.
  8. Complete all documentation (i.e. KIT entries, reporting etc.)  and submit to supervisor.
  9. Market and promote programs to all schools as requested by supervisor.

This job description reflects management’s assignments of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the task that may be assigned.



  1. Must be able to present to audiences in large and small group settings, which may require long periods of time and be of multiple presentations.
  2. Must be able to work extended hours and travel as needed.
  3. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in human service and/or education or related field required.
  2. A minimum of 1 year working with adolescents preferably in a school-based or public health setting.
  3. Completion of the Project CONNECT Facilitator Training, upon hire when deemed appropriate.
  4. Completion of Caron’s Commonwealth Approved Student Assistance Program training, upon hire when deemed appropriate.
  5. To complete other trainings as assigned such as Life Skills, and PATHS.
  6. Education related to adolescent development and chemical dependency.
  7. If in recovery, two years of uninterrupted sobriety preferred.



  1. Effective communication skills including interactive public speaking and active listening skills.
  2. Computer literate and able to work with Microsoft products and its network components.
  3. Fluid communication skills that foster teamwork and high morale. Further, must be able to promote services in the media such as radio, print and television.
  4. Must be familiar with and be able to demonstrate knowledge of the principles of various 12-step fellowships, upon hire.
  5. Knowledge of adolescent development.
  6. Strong presentation and group facilitation skills.
  7. Strong knowledge of chemical dependency, and tobacco cessation and the impact of this on school-based services.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree