Somerville Public Schools
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Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3020469 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Re-posted: April 24, 2019 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

Riding ELL Bus Monitors

Job Goal: The Bus Monitor ensures the safety of children as they are transported from the Neighborhood (proximity) School to the schools where the English Language Learner Programs are located. Riding Bus Monitors are assigned to a bus route and are present from the first pick up stop through the last drop off. Riding Bus Monitor assignments are determined on an annual basis based on program enrollment and program needs.

• Assist children in getting on the bus and to assigned seats
• Take attendance as children enter the bus
• Ensure that students have appropriate name tags
• Ensure children remain seated during transport
• Maintain order and behavior of children on the bus so the driver will not be distracted from safe driving
• Report any unsafe behavior to the Principal and ELL Director
• Maintain a positive and calm attitude and use a quiet voice while on the job
• Assist the children in getting off the bus safely
• Release children only to persons who are parents/guardians or those designated by the parent/guardian
• Allow only students in grades three and up to walk to their homes from the neighborhood without an adult with parental permission
• Ensure that those students in grades K – through 2 who are not met by a designated adult are returned to the sending school for parental contact; contact the school when this occurs
• Check the bus to assure there are no children remaining on the bus at the end of each route
• Inform ELL Office of any changes in ridership
• Inform ELL Office upon Monitor absence as soon as possible
• Sign in at the school office at the start of the run; sign out at the school office at the end of the run on a daily basis
• Other duties as required

• Fluency in English and ability to communicate effectively
• Ability to maintain a safe and orderly environment
• Ability to establish good working relationship with children, parents, bus driver, and other staff
• Bilingual preferred

Position Reports to: ELL Director

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 ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.

Position Type: Part-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
    Maria Costa, Principal Clerk
    8 Bonair St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600