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Student Assistance Professional, Prevention/Intervention - Multiple Opportunities/Locations

Puget Sound Educational Service District seeks four Student Assistance Professionals to provide prevention and early intervention services to students at schools in the Puget Sound region (schools and districts listed below). The Learning Support Services department places Student Assistance Professionals in schools to implement comprehensive student assistance programs that address problems associated with substance use, violence, and mental health issues.

  • Bethel School District
    • Cedarcrest Middle School
  • Enumclaw School District
    • Enumclaw Middle School
  • Franklin Pierce School District
    • Keithley Middle School and Washington High School (one position split between the two locations)
  • Seattle Public Schools
    • Seattle World School

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

This position is a direct service position and in support of public health, employment with Puget Sound ESD requires staff in positions working directly with children or vulnerable adults have full COVID-19 vaccination.  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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Human Services, or related field, or AA/AAS degree (or equivalent prerequisite credits of AA/AAS in progress toward a BA) in job-related area plus CDPT credential
  • CDP, CPP, ESA, or Mental Health Certification (or CDPT with AA/AAS degree), which may be acquired within 18 months of start date
  • 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

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. Unofficial transcripts may be required as part of a complete application.

Location: Varies, please see list above
Job Type: School Schedule (up to 40hrs/week for approx. 1,480 hours over 185 days)
Hiring Salary Range: $26.81 – $35.17 Hourly (Salary Band D)
Full Salary Range: $26.81 – $38.82 Hourly (Salary Band D)
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
  • 24 annual leave days per year
  • 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, candidates will be notified of interview via email.


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.

Expiration Date: 
June 30, 2023