July 16, 2020

Current job opening for School Support Specialist. Position open until filled. Full job description here.

How To Apply:

Email cover letter and résumé to Executive Director Jenny Manza at

In your cover letter, please answer the following questions:

Seeking School Support Specialist– Do you want build a better world for kids? We offer unparalleled support for our staff, health benefits, and opportunities for professional growth.

Do you want to make a significant difference in the lives of children and their community? Jumping Mouse Children’s Center is a highly regarded nonprofit in Port Townsend, Washington, and the only organization in our region providing long-term, in-depth mental health therapy to young children. We offer:

  • Health benefits
  • Retirement plan
  • Discretionary leave policy, where each employee is afforded the flexibility to utilize paid time off as needed
  • Professional development funds
  • Relocation assistance

About Jumping Mouse: Located in Port Townsend, Jumping Mouse Children’s Center is a nonprofit founded in 1999 to address the gap in children’s mental health care in our rural area. Our unique therapy model is led by the child’s need and therapy lasts as long as necessary. We also offer education and support for our children’s and caregivers, and advocate for children in the schools and wider community. Since accessibility is one of our core values, no one is ever turned away for inability to pay.

The Job:  The purpose of the School Support Specialist is to support educators and school staff in our local school districts in providing a safe and compassionate school environment where all children can thrive. Candidates will have a demonstrated knowledge of trauma-informed practices in a school setting, experience in facilitating groups, and an understanding of child development and the effects of childhood trauma. Licensed graduate degree in counseling, psychology, education, or social work preferred. The School Support Specialist is a 22/hour a week non-exempt position with a salary range of $28,000 – 30,000 per year, DOE, plus benefits. See full job description here.

Note: Jumping Mouse prioritizes the safety of our staff, clients, and community and is following all state and local health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. This position will need to adapt to the school model for the upcoming school year and is likely to include a hybrid of in-person and remote work.

The Location: Jumping Mouse Children’s Center is located in beautiful Port Townsend, Washington, a maritime city renowned for its historic charm and stunning natural setting. With a thriving arts community, vibrant walkable downtown, Victorian seaport heritage, and nearby award-winning organic farms and Olympic National Park, Port Townsend offers numerous activities for everyone.

Why Should You Apply?

You are a caring, compassionate, and open-minded professional who wants to be part of a dedicated and collaborative team, and you are seeking:

  • To transform children’s lives and make a lasting difference in the community that surrounds them
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • A beautiful location in a thriving community
  • A supportive work environment with an amazing team