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Behavior & Education Support Specialist

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  • Assistant
  • Coaching
  • Puyallup
  • ReLife School
  • School Schedule
  • Social Services
  • Special Services

Behavior & Education Support Specialist

Seeking skilled Behavior and Educational 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, charter schools and state-approved private schools in Washington. Educational Service Districts, created by the legislature, are an essential regional delivery system for early learning and K-12 services in the state. PSESD is committed to becoming an Antiracist Multicultural Organization driven by equity in education.


  • 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 Qualification

  • 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

Describe experience meeting minimum qualifications (and preferred qualifications if applicable) in cover letter and resume

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.  Please complete Background Disclosure Statement and attach to Fast Track online application.

Position based in Puyallup.

School Schedule:  8 hours/day; 208 days/year. 

Salary:  $23.47 - $27.12/hour. 

Salary offers consider candidate experience, qualifications, and internal equity.   

Post-offer WorkSteps 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. 


Multiple positions available; open until filled.

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