Education Advocate Case Manager

Puget Sound ESD   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Education
Posted on April 28, 2022
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Education Advocate Case Manager

April 28, 2022

Puget Sound Educational Service District seeks an Education Advocate to assist neglected, disconnected, at-risk, out of school youth enrolled or requiring secondary education through an Open Door/ Reengagement program and juveniles previously incarcerated in county detention centers or juvenile institutions to successfully transition back to community schools, vocational training, college, GED programs, or jobs. The position is based in Seattle, Washington.

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, 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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Juvenile Justice, Education, or related field (AA/AAS degree in related field with progressively responsible job-related experience may substitute for BA).
  • Work-related experience with incarcerated youth, youth on probation/parole, or youth in juvenile justice system.
  • Experience in effectively managing large caseload sizes of out-of-school youth between ages of 16-21 or recruitment/outreach work within an OSPI Open Doors/Reengagement system.
  • Experience in community outreach and recruitment strategies for identifying out of school and disconnected youth.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience assisting incarcerated youth transition back to community-based K-12 education, vocation, or work programs
  • Experience in developing student-centered referrals to social health service programs and/or other community resources that are culturally responsive.
  • Experience in school record analysis for developing student driven course completion, graduation strategies, and high school and beyond plans.
  • Experience in establishing strong supportive school relationship with principles, educators, office personnel, etc.
  • Experience in proctoring basic skill assessment testing using TABE or CASAS instruments for tracking pre- and post-test data points.

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.

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

Open until filled; for best consideration, submit complete application by May 11. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for May 18 & May 24 via phone and/or videoconference.

Location: King County – JRA (Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration)

Job Type: School Schedule – 180 days; 1,440 hours

Salary: $24.79 – $28.74 Hourly (Salary Band C)

Department: Learning, Teaching, and Family Support – Dropout Prevention & Re-Engagement


We offer comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • 12 sick days, pro-rated for school schedule staff
  • 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)

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

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

800 Oakesdale Avenue SW Renton, WA 98057