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 Behavior & Education Support Specialist - Puyallup, Washington, United States

Job information
Posted by: Puget Sound ESD 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Education
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: YDK38PfiJWmlruD7HNuIY034NdqHW8 / Latpro-3719946 
Date posted: Dec-03-2019
State, Zip: Washington, 98375


Behavior & Education Support Specialist

Seeking a skilled Behavior & Education Support Specialist to provide educational and behavioral support for severely behaviorally challenged youth attending the ReLife School in Puyallup, Washington. ReLife School offers a full continuum of multi-disciplinary services based on student strengths and needs to King and Pierce County districts and Bainbridge Island. Instruction is delivered to students in grades 2 through 12 in a site-based model focused on academics with a strong social emotional component incorporated. The program encourages active parent and community involvement to serve the whole child. The mission of ReLife is “Meeting academic and behavioral needs, one student at a time."


• High school diploma, GED or its equivalent and qualifying score of 461 on the Education Testing Service ParaPro Assessment; or an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university; or seventy-two quarter credits or forty-eight semester credits at the one hundred level or higher at an accredited college or university; or completed an apprenticeship as a paraeducator, in a program registered with the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council.

• Experience working with youth in a mental health private, university, and/or special education setting

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience providing support to emotionally/behaviorally challenged students in a self-self-contained classroom (direct experience) and/or in in a resource room (indirect experience)

• Experience with de-escalation techniques

• Experience supporting teacher in delivering lessons, or in planning and delivering contentspecific instruction

Position Details

• Based in Puyallup • School Schedule: 8 hours/day; 208 days/year • Salary: $23.94 - $27.76/hour (Offers consider candidate experience, qualifications, and internal equity)

• Post-offer physical test required

Excellent benefits and retirement package; 12 sick days, 11 paid holidays, participation in Washington State Department of Retirement System, Tax Sheltered Annuity Plans, subsidized ORCA card, and the opportunity to work in a highly engaged, customer-centric environment

PSESD is committed to having a diverse workforce and encourages all candidates meeting the minimum qualifications to apply. Cover letter and resumes should describe experience meeting minimum qualifications (and preferred qualifications if applicable).

Open until filled; for best consideration, submit complete application by Monday, December 16, 2019. Tentative interview: December 30, 2019

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PSESD is committed to nondiscrimination in all aspects of its education programs and employment practices. The agency prohibits discrimination in all aspects of its education programs and employment practices against any employee, applicant, student, intern or volunteer because of sex, race, creed, color, national origin, language, immigrant, refugee, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, pregnancy, marital status, religion, age, veteran or military status, physical, sensory, or mental disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. It is the policy of the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) to employ persons on the basis of experience, training and merit, and to provide equal access of agency facilities to designated youth groups. Puget Sound ESD complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws as may pertain thereto. The administrator for Human Resources and Organizational Development will serve as the compliance officer for this policy and also serves as the Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer and Section 504 Coordinator.

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