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Job Details

  • Job ID: 1731162
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : October 19, 2022

Job Description



Somerville public schools


Job Goal:  The Mediator is responsible for working with the Lead Mediator to provide mediation services to students and staff district-wide.  The Mediator is also responsible in assisting the Lead Mediation to reach out to students, parents, teachers and other school personnel and provide training in the techniques of conflict mediation.


Somerville Public Schools strives to create an inclusive and racially affirming environment that welcomes and values the diversity of our staff and students. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.


We welcome and value different perspectives and experiences in our staff, recognizing the powerful impact that a diverse workforce has on all students. We are committed to supporting educators through a strong induction and mentorship program, educator-driven professional development, and opportunities for professional growth and advancement.


As a district, we are also committed to supporting the whole child by promoting a trusting, mutually respectful and inspiring culture that values the individuality of our students and the professionalism of the field.



  • Bachelor's degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related field preferred.
  • Specific coursework/training in conflict resolution and/or mediation required.
  • Bilingual ability desirable.
  • Ability to function independently.
  • Attention to detail, and prioritize multiple projects is essential.
  • Proven communication and effective interpersonal skills required.
  • Should demonstrate leadership qualities and effective consensus skills.



  • Assist in processing mediation requests/referrals; scheduling mediations, coordinating and conducting mediation sessions, monitoring agreements, maintaining records, and issuing reports on services provided.
  • Assist in creating and delivering presentations regarding mediation and the conflict mediation program.
  • In collaboration with the Lead Mediator, provide individual and small group services relative to mediation issues of clients.
  • In collaboration with the Lead Mediator, conduct and share research studies which determine the nature. of conflicts and analyze factors affecting. attitudes and morale.
  • Assist in the exploration of grant application opportunities.
  • Along with the Lead Mediator, serve as a resource for Somerville Public Schools crisis situations and help coordinate professional mediator response as required.
  • In collaboration with the Lead Mediator, support K-12 mediation initiatives, and oversee peer mediation programming at SPS.
  • In collaboration with the Lead Mediator, coordinate with community agencies and others with related responsibilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Position Reports to:  Lead Mediator, Director of Student Services, and High School Principal


Terms of Employment:

 40 hours per week- 11 months per year.  Non-union position.


Note:  Only online applications accepted

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 2
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Support Staff > Administrative Assistant
  • Employer Description

    Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools.

    Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University. Learn more about us...

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    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Central HR
    • 8 Bonair St.
    • Somerville, Massachusetts 02145

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