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Job Details

  • Job ID: 4008943
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : August 16, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 31, 2022

Job Description

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 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.



  • Hold a minimum of an Associate’s Degree; and have three months experience working with school age children; or
  • Hold a High School Diploma and have nine months experience working with school age children including three months supervised experience at a school age child care program
  • Experience actively participating with project based curriculum
  • Ability to set clear limits and supervise school age students
  • Experience working with children and families from diverse cultural, socioeconomic backgrounds and abilities
  • Ability work with students with special educational or emotional needs

Physical Requirements:

  • During a typical workday, incumbent will perform functions that will necessitate him/ her to have a strong overall level of strength and physical ability.
  • The incumbent will be expected to exert an extensive and frequent level of talking; seeing; hearing; walking; and swimming;
  • The incumbent will be expected to exert a moderate level of standing; sitting; walking; swimming, lifting; carrying; pushing/ pulling; bending; climbing and kneeling.
  • The essential functions of this position are performed indoors as well as outdoors.

School Year Responsibilities (Months of September – June):



  • Lead small and large group activities
  • Supervise and interact with children
  • Discipline children in accordance with SCAP policy
  • Maintain classroom environment including set up and maintenance of supplies
  • Follow program procedures to safeguard the health and safety of the children
  • Ability to cooperatively team teach
  • Build positive relationship with families
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Research, plan 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 two weeks in advance to Administration
  • Other duties as assigned

Staff Supervision: 

  • Orient substitutes and new staff as necessary
  • Attend weekly team meetings
  • Communicate regularly with Administration
  • Attend monthly meetings and a least 10 hours of in-service workshops
  • Participate in parent meetings and events
  • Other duties as assigned

Summer Months Responsibilities (Months of July - August):

The following outline is not all-inclusive but is meant to give a general sense of the position during the summer.


Pre-Camp Session:  

  • Attend initial camp orientation, trainings, and assist with camp set up

Orientation of students to your group

  • Explain daily schedules, clubs and field trips during Group Meeting Time
  • Maintain updated schedule of events
  • Review camp rules, regulations and expectations (including proper storage of camp belongings)
  • Set expectations for maintenance of all camp supplies and materials
  • Other duties as assigned

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of campers during breakfast, lunch and post camp blocks
  • Supervise campers during bus / van rides.
  • Ensure group arrives on time to scheduled activities
  • Assist Specialists in clubs; model and participate in recreation and other group activities
  • Participate in daily counselor/staff meetings for planning
  • Resolve, or seek assistance for, behavior management issues
  • Plan and implement activities when necessary if a club is cancelled

Terms of Employment:

  • Full Year Schedule (July – June)
  • In accordance with the SSC and SCS UAW Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Part Time position – Up to 18.75 hours per week

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 Category : Athletics & Activities > After School Programs
  • 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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