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Student Assistance Professional - Behavioral Health

Puget Sound Educational Service District seeks a dynamic, highly skilled Behavioral Health - Student Assistance Professional to provide direct services to students (ages 10-21) at risk of mental health concerns and their families within the King and Pierce County region in response to the increasing behavioral health needs of students due to the COVID pandemic. These 7 staff members provide an array of mental health services including administering and interpreting screening and assessment, utilizing evidence based mental health practices to guide prevention and intervention services, and coordinate with school staff and community resources for the purposes of mitigating and/or reducing behavioral health concerns and improving health and learning preparedness. This is a 2-year, school schedule position with potential to extend, dependent on funding. Positions will be located in the following school districts: Auburn, Bethel, Clover Park, Federal Way, Fife, Franklin Pierce, and Tukwila.

PSESD is one of nine regional educational agencies serving school districts and state approved charter and private schools in Washington. Serving over 39% of Washington’s K-12 public school students, our agency provides critical services designed to ensure that our students are ready to enter school, achieve at high levels in the K-12 system, and succeed in postsecondary endeavors. We are committed to becoming an Antiracist Multicultural Organization driven by equity in education. To learn more about PSESD, visit

In support of public health and Proclamation 21-14.1 (COVID Vaccination Requirement), employment with Puget Sound ESD requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious accommodation.  For additional information, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).  There is no need for applicants to submit supporting documents.  Individuals that are offered positions will be informed of the process to submit their documents at the time of offer.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstrates an understanding and commitment to using a racial equity lens
  • Bachelor’s degree in the below or related fields with 2 years job-related experience OR Associate’s degree with 5 years job-related experience: 
    • Human Services 
    • Social Work
    • Psychology
    • Counseling
  • Professional experience working with youth ages 10-21 in a counseling or case management role 
  • Experience collaborating with professionals from multiple disciplines with the goal of improving behavioral health outcomes for children and youth

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with evidence-based mental health practices and child/family wellness and recovery
  • Professional work experience working within a school environment or youth serving agency
  • Experience with child/adolescent group counseling
  • Experience working with diverse populations

Please note, applicants should describe their experience meeting minimum qualifications (and preferred qualifications if applicable) in cover letter and resume as part of the application and salary placement process. 

Location: Positions located in the following districts: Auburn, Bethel, Clover Park, Federal Way, Fife, Franklin Pierce, Tukwila
Job Type:
School Schedule, 185 days/1,480 hours; 2-year duration with potential to extend
$24.89 – $28.74 Hourly (Salary Band C)
Department: Learning, Teaching, and Family Support – Student Support Services

We attract, retain, and motivate exceptional people with an equitable and competitive compensation package. Salary offers consider candidate qualifications, experience and internal equity. 


We offer comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • 12 sick days
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Participation in Washington State Department of Retirement System
  • Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan
  • Subsidized ORCA card
  • Free parking
  • Electric Car Charging Stations (Renton office)

Open until filled; for best consideration, submit complete application as soon as possible, Interviews are taking place through November and December

Jobs are listed here for information only. To apply for a specific open position, you must be a registered applicant in the Fast Track Application System and apply specifically for each position for which you wish to be considered.

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PSESD is committed to having a diverse workforce and encourages all candidates meeting the minimum qualifications to apply.
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