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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2037274
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : January 12, 2023

Job Description

FT Special Education Lead Teacher
Somerville Community Schools Afterschool Program


General Description: Somerville Community Schools Program provides after school and out of school time care in Somerville Public Schools. We operate after school programs from dismissal until 5:30 including early release days; full day programs during school vacation weeks and the summer. It is our mission to provide high quality, affordable after school care to Somerville children in kindergarten through grade 5. SCSP provides students the opportunity to develop and grow in a comfortable, safe and enriching environment.


•Have a minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Guidance, Human Services, Nursing, Psychology, Physical Education, Recreation, Child Psychology, the Arts, Social Work, Sociology, or Child Care; and have six months of experience working with school-age children with disabilities; or
•Have an Associate’s and least one year of experience working with school-age children with moderate to severe disabilities or
•Have credits towards an Associate’s and relevant experience working with a diverse population of student needs in a school or daycare setting and familiar with inclusive techniques
•Experience in planning and adapting enriching activities for children to meet the needs of all students
•Ability to set clear limits and supervise groups of children in an organized and calm manner
•Sensitivity to and/or experience working with children and adults from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds
•Ability to communicate effectively with CS administrators, school faculty, community agencies, and parents/guardians regarding student progress
•DESE licensure in Special Education preferred but not required


•Work with students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities.
•Adapt club lessons and teach various subjects to students with mild and moderate disabilities.
•Lead small and large group activities in accordance to the needs of all students
•Supervise and interact with children
•Discipline children in accordance with SCAP policy and create and maintain behavior plans as necessary
•Maintain classroom environment including set up and maintenance of supplies
•Follow program health and safety procedures
•Ability to cooperatively team teach
•Maintain a safe afterschool environment by meeting the needs of all students and communicating incidents and accidents to guardians/parents
•Other duties as assigned


Programming and Planning:
•Research, plan, adapt and implement daily curriculum, to promote social, emotional, physical and cognitive development in accordance to Somerville Public School curriculum
•Purchase materials and supplies in accordance with SCAP procedures
•Serve and record nutritious snacks daily
•Submit daily lesson plans in timely manner


•Welcome and support substitutes and or new staff under the supervision of site coordinator
•Attend weekly team meetings with coordinator
•Attend monthly meetings and a least 10 hrs of in-service workshops scheduled monthly by CS administrators and other recommended trainings required in educational setting
•Participate in site events such as family nights or open houses


Terms of Employment:
•Full Year Schedule (July-June)
•Hours vary; 22-27 hours per week 

Benefits Eligible


Reports to: Director and Assistant Director of Community Education



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: 10
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Preschool
    Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Emotionally Disabled
    Special Education > General Special Education
    Special Education > Learning Disabled
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
    Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
    Athletics & Activities > After School Programs
    Instructional Support > Individual Aide
    Support Staff > Administrative Assistant
    Support Staff > Supervisory Aide
  • 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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