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Capital Region ESD 113 Special Education Cooperative (SEC) provides special education services in 20 school districts in rural Western Washington.

Current Openings

Current openings are posted on EdJobsNW and are listed below.


As we expand our services, we are often looking for qualified candidates for the positions of:


ESD 113 Occupational Therapist

Occupational therapy (OT) helps students take part in everyday school activities or “occupations.” Our OTs:

  • consult with families and staff about helping students with motor skill impairments
  • assess students’ motor and sensory needs
  • collaborate with the IEP team to develop goals for eligible students
  • provide therapy for eligible students
  • track IEP goals and report progress to families
  • support student use of assistive technology

ESD 113 School Psychologist

School psychologists complete evaluations to support eligibility for special education services. School psychologists also help school teams plan and develop programs for student success.

School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. They work with educators and parents to create supportive learning environments for students. School psychologists tailor their services to the individual needs of each child.

Our school psychologists:

  • serve as case managers for the special education referral and evaluation processes
  • complete a written summary analysis
  • preside over the eligibility determination meeting
  • provide guidance for IEP development

We also provide these core services:


  • help teachers, parents, and administrators find alternatives to problem behaviors
  • help others understand child development and how it affects learning and behavior
  • strengthen relationships between educators, parents, and community services


  • academic skills
  • developmental abilities
  • social/emotional skills
  • functional behavior
  • adaptive skills
  • eligibility for special education


  • share teaching and learning strategies, with emphasis on special needs populations
  • work face-to-face with children and families
  • help solve conflicts and problems in learning and adjustment
  • provide social-skills training, behavior management, and other strategies
  • help families and schools deal with crises, such as separation and loss

School psychologists also help with intervention, prevention, research, and planning within various school settings.

ESD 113 Speech/Language Pathologist

School-based speech and language pathologists (SLPs) work with students who have speech and language disorders that affect their ability to succeed in school.

Speech disorders include difficulty:

  • producing speech sounds correctly or fluently
    with his or her voice or resonance

Language disorders include difficulty:

  • understanding others
  • sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings

Language disorders may be spoken or written. They may involve the form, content, and/or use of language.

Social communication disorders include difficulty:

  • with the social use of verbal and nonverbal communication

People with social communication disorders may also have trouble:

  • communicating for social purposes (e.g., greeting, commenting, asking questions)
  • talking in different ways to suit the listener and setting
  • following rules for conversation and story-telling

All individuals with autism spectrum disorder have social communication problems. Individuals with traumatic brain injury may also have social communication disorders.

Cognitive-communication disorders include difficulty:

  • organizing thoughts
  • paying attention
  • remembering
  • planning
  • problem-solving

Our specialists can help by:

  • consulting with families and staff
  • assessing students’ communication skills
  • determining special education eligibility
  • collaborating with the IEP team to develop
  • communication goals
  • providing therapy services for students
  • monitoring IEP goal progress and reporting to families
  • supporting the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems for individuals

Benefits of working for the ESD 113 SEC include:

  • Certificated 4-day, full-time work week (8.75 hours/day, 4 days/week, 148 days/year)
  • Travel time and mileage reimbursement
  • Competitive salary
  • Great benefits and retirement
  • Strong support staff
  • Supportive and family-like work environment
  • High staff retention rate
  • Collaborative staff
  • Live and work in the beautiful Pacific Northwest
  • Find work/life balance and affordable living working for the SEC.

For More Information

Katie Kent
Senior Director
Juli Aselton 
Support Specialist

p: 360-748-3384
f: 360-748-8360