PROVISIONAL ELA TEACHER/COUNSELOR - (8/29/22-11/20/22) (#493)

Somerville Public Schools ( learn more )

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3973977
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : July 20, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 29, 2022

Job Description

Teacher/Counselor at Full Circle High School - ELA

ELA Certification with Special Education Certification

(Grades 9-12)


Job Goal:

Full Circle High School is Somerville’s public, alternative moderate special needs (502.4i) school for grades 9 through 12. It is designed to meet the special academic, social, emotional and behavioral needs of adolescents, ages 15-20, who for many reasons, have experienced historical school failure in the traditional mainstream educational system.


The Teacher/Counselor is responsible for teaching academic classes as well as managing a caseload of about 8 – 10 students with IEP’s ,  co-leading a counseling group, and planning quarterly elective classes.


Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement curriculum for high school English classes
  • Develop individualized projects and assignments as needed
  • Prepare and administer appropriate assessments and monitor student progress
  • Implement appropriate accommodations and modifications for individual students
  • Teach 3-4 afternoon elective classes as needed
  • Lead Student Government Committee
  • Prepare quarterly and end of semester reports
  • Assist with proctoring state assessments

Counseling Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual support to 8 students
  • Co-lead group counseling twice a week (include goal setting, career and college planning and crisis intervention)
  • Maintain student records including report cards, IEP’s, 504’s, work study and individual contracts
  • Maintain regular correspondence with families and outside agencies
  • Attend supervision provided by Clinical Coordinator

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Manage IEP’s (attend annual meetings and prepare IEP)
  • Attend weekly staff meetings after-school and share in responsibilities (chair, minutes)
  • Participate and present in case conferences with clinical consultant
  • Participate in supervision provided by principal
  • Share responsibility for break, lunch and dismissal coverage
  • Collaborate with department colleague, order, maintain and develop curriculum
  • Help plan and supervise school activities (field trips, parent nights, graduation, etc…)
  • Assist in class scheduling and transitions
  • Attend professional development workshops and sessions organize by school, Central Administration and the Special Education Development.
  • Participate on school based committees as needed (hiring, school council, scholarship, etc..)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Massachusetts DESE license in  Core Subject Area and/ or Mild to Moderate Special Needs grades 5-12
  • Experience with developing accommodations and modifications to make curriculum accessible to students with special needs. Experience with the IEP process
  • Experience with high school curriculum, instruction and assessment practices
  • Familiarity with alternative education, behavior management interventions and supports
  • Ability to maintain a safe and healthy environment for students
  • Strong organizational and effective communication skills
  • Experience working with a team to develop curriculum

Reports to: The School Principal and/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: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > English & Language Arts
    Student Services > Adjustment Counselor
    Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
  • 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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