Educational Assistant- Tacoma

NWSOIL-Tacoma - Tacoma, WA

30+ days agoFull-time
Join Northwest School of Innovative Learning/Fairfax Behavioral Health today and provide help, hope, and healing. We currently have an available opportunity for a Educational Assistant in our Tacoma, Washington school.


The Educational Assistant assists in the education of students and administration of policies and procedures relating to all phases of education in accordance with current state and federal special education standards. In addition, the Educational Assistant position assists the classroom teacher in defining and implementing education goals for an assigned student (1:1) as a member of the educational team. This position provides continuous individualized tailored student care, observation, interaction, documentation, and role modeling to the assigned student. The Educational Assistant has the ability on a consistent basis to direct student needs (as related to on the student’s IEP), manage behaviors by utilizing various therapeutic interventions and provide appropriate documentation. This position works under the direct supervision of the School Supervisor.

Responsible for personal and Corporate Service Excellence standards.



Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Psychology, or Social Services preferred. Years of experience, or successful completion of the ParaPro Assessment can make up for formal degree.

Experience: Knowledge of current professional Education practice and techniques applicable to the care of severely behaviorally disabled students. Ability to demonstrate proficiency in the same. Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate effectively with other staff, management, and physicians. Analytical skills necessary to observe educational practice as well as observe and interpret human behavior accurately. Knowledge of developmental stages preferred. Ability to organize and carry out responsibilities efficiently.

Licensure: Must maintain a valid Washington State driver's license.

Additional Requirements: Successful completion of CPR Certification and of Handle With Care (HWC) Training prior to assisting with a restraining procedure and within 90 days of employment. Successful completion of orientation training within 90 days if employment.

Fairfax Behavioral Health - Kirkland:
The patient population we care for is culturally and clinically diverse, creating a stimulating and rewarding workplace. Our strong team environment and mission allow us to provide friendly services that focus on the highest quality patient care. Fairfax compensation and competitive benefits package will support and enhance a lifelong career.

The Hospital is conveniently located in Kirkland. The Hospital offers both inpatient and outpatient support services to communities throughout Western Washington.

Kirkland is located just east of Seattle, the Pacific Northwest’s largest urban center (metro population 3.25 million), with world-class arts and entertainment, a robust economy and an outstanding school system. The city hugs magnificent Puget Sound and offers magnificent mountain views to the north, east and south. Seattleites are famously fond of the outdoors, fresh seafood and good coffee.

The Kirkland Hospital is part of the Fairfax expanding network of facilities that support our continuum of care for Behavioral Health to the greater Seattle area.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits —

Fairfax Behavioral Health offers an excellent time off plan, medical, dental, vision, employee assistance program, life and long term disability benefits and 401(k) plan for full time and part time employees. Company sponsored fitness membership discount, and no parking fees are among some of the additional benefits also available to our employees.
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Our Mission

The mission of Fairfax Behavioral Health is to provide the highest quality of patient care in response to the behavioral health care needs of our community, by focusing on the experience of our patients and families.

About Us

Founded in the 1930’s, Fairfax has served the behavioral health needs to the Greater Puget Sound area for more than 80 years, continuously building a reputation for providing the best and most compassionate patient centered care.

Fairfax Behavioral Health operates a 157-bed, standalone psychiatric hospital, located in Kirkland, WA; composed of six units providing specialized treatment for mental health and co-occurring disorders (concurrent mental illness and substance abuse issues), as well as detoxification services for both adolescents and adults.

Fairfax also operates a 30-bed adult general psychiatric unit, located in Everett, WA on the seventh floor of the Providence Medical Center’s Pacific campus. As well as, a 34-bed unit on the campus of EvergreenHealth Monroe. Fairfax cares for both voluntarily admitted and involuntarily committed patients at all locations.