Manager, Student Support Services - Behavioral Health

Puget Sound ESD   Renton, WA   Full-time     Education
Posted on September 24, 2021
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Manager, Student Support Services – Behavioral Health

September 23, 2021

Puget Sound Educational Service District seeks a dynamic, highly skilled Manager, Student Support Services – Behavioral Health to provide supervision and program management for Mental Health Student Assistance Professionals within the King and Pierce County region.  These 7 staff members provide direct services to students (ages 10-21) at risk of mental health concerns and their families.  The Mental Health Manager will coordinate alignment of services with evidence-based mental health practices, monitor and report on program activities, align services with PSESD, district and statewide initiatives and provide hands-on coaching and professional development to staff. This is a 2-year position with potential to extend.

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 (COVID Vaccination Requirement), 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

  • Demonstrates an understanding and commitment to using a racial equity lens
  • Master’s degree job-related field
    • Educational Staff Associate Certificates – ESA,
    • Master of Social Work – MSW,
    • Master of Public Health – MPH, or
    • Other Mental Health Licensure
  • Professional experience working with youth ages 10-21 in a counseling or case management role
  • Professional experience coaching, supervising, or training adults in evidence-based practices

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with evidence-based mental health practices and child/family wellness and recovery
  • Professional work experience working within a school environment
  • Experience using data to drive program decisions
  • Report and/or grant writing experience
  • Experience with child/adolescent group counseling
  • Experience providing professional development to adults
  • Experience working with diverse populations

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: Based in Renton, Washington

Job Type: Full time, Year ‘round, 2-year position (with potential to extend, dependent on funding)

Salary: $65,802 – $76,310 (Salary Band H)

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; for best consideration, submit complete application by October 10, 2021. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for October 21, 2021 via videoconference.

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

Puget Sound ESD

800 Oakesdale Avenue
Renton , WA