Student Assistance Specialist (Vashon Island School District) - updated

Puget Sound Educational Service District (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. 

PSESD seeks a Student Assistance Specialist to provide prevention and early intervention services to students in the Vashon Island School District.  The Learning Support Services places Student Assistance Specialists in schools to implement comprehensive student assistance programs that address problems associated with substance use, violence and mental health issues. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA Degree in Education, Human Services, or related field (AA/AAS degree in job-related area PLUS CDPT credential may substitute for BA degree)
  • CDP, CPP, ESA or Mental Health Certification, or CDPT with an AA/AAS degree, or BA or AA degree with ability to obtain an Agency-Affiliated Counseling License.
  • Experience working in a school-based program with emphasis on:  violence prevention and/or early intervention, alcohol, tobacco and/or other drug prevention and early intervention, and/or mental health

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with school-based student assistance programs or youth-based educational support groups
  • Experience working with community-based coalitions
  • Presentation experience

Position based in Vashon Island School District.  Work Schedule:  School schedule (~8 hours/day; 185 days/year – total ~1,480 hours/year).   Salary:  $22.56 - $26.16/hour (salary offers consider candidate qualifications, experience and internal equity).   Excellent benefit/retirement package, including participation in Washington State Department of Retirement System and Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan.  

For best consideration, submit completed application by Monday, 2/13/2017.   For more information and to complete our online application, visit the job openings page of Puget Sound ESD's website at

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Expiration Date: 
Wed, 06/07/2017


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