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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2006624
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : October 11, 2022

Job Description

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR


ELL Career and Life Skills Teacher - Morning
Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences


Job Goal: The Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences (S.C.A.L.E.) is now accepting applications for the position of part-time CLS (Career and Life Skills) Teacher – Level 1. Position is available immediately. Classes are held at our current location, 167 Holland Street, Somerville, MA 02144.


The Career and Life Skills Teacher is responsible for preparing engaging, active, learner-centered lessons for adult immigrant students at beginning levels of English proficiency. Instruction focuses on English reading, writing, speaking, listening, vocabulary, and grammar according to the curricular guidelines of the program. Teachers follow the SCALE ELL curriculum to provide a rigorous and meaningful educational experience to meet program objectives and student goals.

The Career and Life Skills class incorporates Integrated and Contextualized learning, Problem-Based Learning, and Project -Based Learning to emphasize skills that help learners function effectively within the workforce and civic and community life (Digital Literacy, Financial Literacy, Health Literacy, Civics Education Skills, and Workplace Preparation).


•Plan and deliver high-quality lessons that align with the ELL Department’s Curriculum Guidelines and the MA DESE English Language Proficiency Standards. (submit one lesson plan per month).
•Attend and participate in department meetings, appropriate in-service workshops, and take advantage of professional development opportunities for continued improvement in ELL instruction and teaching strategies.
•Implement useful diagnostic and progress assessment measures to evaluate student progress and make placement recommendations as required by department policy/procedures.
•Complete attendance and assessment-related activities in compliance with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
•Work effectively with other teachers, counselor(s) and program administrators for program effectiveness and to ensure the development and growth of student knowledge and skills.
•Follow all department policy/procedures regarding the delivery of instruction, progress monitoring and placement, substitutes and substitute lesson plans, and operating procedures.
•Integrate technology into instruction.


Minimum Qualifications:
•Minimum of 2 years ELL classroom teaching experience
•Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of learner-centered teaching approaches and effective integrated skills activities
•Experience teaching academic skills, career readiness, college preparation
•Ability to integrate technology to enhance instruction
•Curriculum development experience desirable
•Massachusetts Teacher Certification a plus
•BEST Plus and TABE-e Reading certification is preferred but not required for this position.


Terms of Employment:
•Part Time: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
•9 teaching hours and 2 preparation hours per week
•Monthly meetings, 12:15pm – 1:15 p.m.
•Teaching responsibilities begin immediately and continue through the end of our second instructional cycle in May or June. (Please note that the actual end date will be determined after snow days or other cancellations.)

•Salary range is in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.


Position Reports to: Director of Continuing Education or Designee


The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > ELL / ESL / SEI / TESOL
    Special Education > Life Skills
  • 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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    • No experience required

    Contact Information

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

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