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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3989635
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : August 2, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 31, 2022

Job Description


Job Goal: Substitute Teachers will need to execute lesson plans left by the absent teacher, create and maintain a respectful and fair classroom culture that fosters safe and productive learning remotely and/or in person. Substitute Teachers will monitor, observe, and report student behavior according to school policies and procedures remotely and/or in person.


Assuming you are available for substitute teacher assignments, your services will be intermittent in nature and
Employment in this regard, is therefore not applicable under the provisions of chapter 71, Section 41 of the Massachusetts General Laws pertaining to tenure of teachers and superintendents. In any event, I can provide you with reasonable assurance of employment as a building based substitute teacher during the forthcoming year.



  • Maintain and respect confidentiality of student and school personnel information;
  • Maintain discipline and classroom control that fosters a safe and positive environment for all students and staff in accordance with school policies;
  • Ensure the adequate supervision to assure health, welfare, and safety of all students;
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities;
  • Report to Principal of the school upon arrival and departure at school if in person;
  • Check in Frontline under substitute notes for link to lessons for the day if remote and/or in person;
  • Review lesson plans, materials, and/or instructions left by absent teacher;
  • Report student injuries, accidents, illnesses, or discipline problems to the school principal immediately or as soon as is reasonably possible;
  • Implement lesson plans, while ensuring the integrity of academic time and in a manner which motivates students to learn and participate;
  • Organize students for effective instruction;
  • Dismiss all students from the classroom before leaving the building if in person;
  • Ensure that all students leave the zoom/google site before leaving the online classroom
  • Comply with and support school and division regulations and policies;
  • Model non-discriminatory practices in all activities;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by building administrator(s) in accordance with school policies and practices.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in google classroom or zoom platforms
  • Experience in delivering lessons online
  • Experience monitoring students online
  • Experience teaching or working with school age children
  • Teaching capabilities in all subject areas
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • The ability to maintain effective classroom management strategies
  • The ability to follow oral and written directions
  • The ability to address the various learning styles of students
  • The ability to implement strategies, activities and techniques for promoting quality student performance in both academic and social behavior based on student's prior knowledge and experience
  • The ability to effectively contribute to and manage an individual program plan for students with special needs;
  • The ability to create and maintain a climate of respect and fairness for all students
  • The ability to demonstrate fair and ethical judgments
  • The ability to apply appropriate consequences for inappropriate student behavior
  • The ability to display problem solving, cooperative negotiating skills and conflict resolution strategies
  • The ability to use classroom instructional time appropriately and wisely


  • Must have excellent technological skills
  • Candidate must be at least 18 years of age
  • Education equivalent to graduation from an accredited high school or General Education Certificate (GED)


Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including SPED, ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred

  • Position Type: Not provided
  • Positions Available: 50
  • Job Categories : Instructional Support > Substitute
    Instructional Support > Substitute: Paraprofessional
    Instructional Support > Substitute: Teachers
  • 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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