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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."

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. To learn more about PSESD, visit


  • 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
  • Post-offer physical test required

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 content-specific instruction

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: Puyallup, Washington
Job Type: School Schedule:  8 hours/day; 208 days/year
Salary: $23.94 - $27.76/hour
Department: ReLife School

Salary offers consider candidate qualifications, experience and internal equity. Excellent benefits and retirement package; 24 annual leave days per year, 12 sick days, 11 paid holidays, participation in Washington State Department of Retirement System, Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan, subsidized ORCA card, and the opportunity to work in a highly engaged, customer-centric environment.

Open until filled; for best consideration, submit complete application by Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

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