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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3836846
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 11, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description


2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR


PT Afterschool Therapeutic Specialist


Job Goal: The Somerville Community Schools Program provides After School and Out of School Time Care in the Somerville Public Schools. We operate After School programs from school dismissal until 5:30 pm including early release days; full day programs during school vacation weeks and during summer. It is our mission to provide high quality, affordable, Out of School Time Care to Somerville children in grades Pre-K through 8. The person selected for this position will be under the direct supervision of the Student Services Coordinator for Community Schools program of Somerville Public Schools. The therapeutic specialist will be responsible for providing an appropriately safe, caring and enriching environment for the children enrolled in the Community School After-School program.


•Communicate with youth in a therapeutic manner to facilitate emotional expression, self-awareness, self-esteem and social skill development
•Plans and leads social-emotional activities to facilitate healthy expression and communication
•Helps youth enhance their social skills, build healthy peer relationships, and better communication with their peers
•Provide modifications and/or accommodations (i.e. academic or behavioral support) to students with higher needs as designed by qualified Special Education staff according to individual IEP goals, to special education students in both inclusive and separate class settings
•Provide supervision and support to special education students in non-instructional settings as assigned by coordinators and administrators.
•Maintain daily communication with the student services coordinator, site coordinator, parents, and program staff.
•Attend to crisis situations that may arise during After-School hours


•Hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or related field; preferably currently pursuing Master’s degree in related field
•Experience working with children and families with emotional and behavioral challenges, including those affected by trauma and from multi-cultural backgrounds


Terms of Employment:
•Maximum 3 hours per day
•Up to 12 hours per week Monday-Friday
•Flex hours between school day and afterschool with primary services hours from 2:30pm-5:30pm


Position 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: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Preschool
    Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
    Special Education > Emotionally Disabled
    Special Education > Learning Disabled
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
    Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
    Special Education > Transition Specialist
    Student Services > Adjustment Counselor
    Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
    Student Services > Social Worker
    Athletics & Activities > After School Programs
    Instructional Support > Individual Aide
    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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