Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 2868314 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Re-posted: September 12, 2018 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Somerville is a city that upholds progressive principles for both employees and residents alike. If you are looking for a culture that embraces innovation, empowerment, and collaborative involvement, Somerville not only embraces these talents, but encourages them. Creative, hands on collaboration with passionate dedication are at the core of the City’s workplace culture. Challenging and fast paced, Somerville also offers a generous benefits package that embodies a strong work life balance. Not only is it a “Model City”, as termed by The Boston Globe, but it is also a model employer.

Statement of Duties

The School Nurse will perform nursing services, which include but is not limited to responding to episodic or emergency health concerns of students, care as indicated to chronic disease management, communicable disease prevention and control and immunization of school children as necessary.

Essential Functions:
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

• Plan, organize, and coordinate health education programs.
• Prepare and distribute health information.
• Consult with teachers and other school department personnel on health issues and facilitates in-service education as needed.
• Collect and maintain public health/school health data using electronic health record and prepares reports concerning public
health/school health data using electronic health records and prepares reports concerning public health/school health activities
as required by Somerville Health Department.
• Facilitates and contributes in communication related to student health.
• Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
Active / Current registration as registered nurse with Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Masters in Nursing, or Master of Education.
Currently certified or eligible for Department of Education’s School Nurse Certification (if not certified must take and successfully obtain certification within 2 years).
  • Failure to obtain certification may result in terminatio

  • Current Mass CPR with AED

    Knowledge, Abilities and Skill

    Knowledge: Experience caring for children with special health care needs preferred.

    Abilities: Ability to work with people and communicate effectively with diverse populations.

    Skill: Bilingual or Multilingual skills a plus.

    Work Environment
    The work environment involves everyday discomforts typical of offices, with occasional exposure to outside elements. Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but conditions are generally not unpleasant.

    Physical and Mental Requirements
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position’s essential functions.

    Physical Skills
    Few physical demands are required to perform the work. Work effort principally involves sitting to perform work tasks, with intermittent periods of stooping, walking, and standing. There may also be some occasional lifting of objects such as office equipment and computer paper (up to 30 lbs.) Ability to respond to emergency situations.

    Motor Skills
    Duties are largely mental rather than physical, but the job may occasionally require minimal motor skills for activities such as moving objects, operating a telephone, personal computer and/or most other office equipment including word processing, filing and sorting of papers.

    Visual Skills
    Visual demands require constantly reading documents for general understanding and analytical purposes.

    Application Procedure:
    Send your resume and cover letter by October 30, 2017 to:
    City Hall Personnel Office
    93 Highland Avenue
    Somerville MA 02143
    Fax: 617-666-4426
    TTY: 1-866-808-4851


    City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.
    The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

    Hours: Full Time, following the school calendar.

    Position Type: Full-time
    Positions Available: 1

  • Welcome to Somerville Public Schools!

    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.

    Equal Opportunity Employer
    Somerville Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

    Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Jennifer Mancia
    8 Bonair St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600