Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3065010 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: March 12, 2019 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
FOR THE 2018-2019

Substitute Teachers - On Call/Per Diem - School Year
District Wide

Job Goal:
As substitute teachers, you are responsible for the continuity of instruction in the absence of regular faculty member (this includes teacher).

All per diem Substitute Teachers are called on an as needed basis and may be needed for one day, one week or one month. Our need for Substitutes will vary from day-to-day and week-to-week and, as such, we cannot guarantee work each day.

• 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 office upon arrival and departure at school;
• 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;
• Comply with and support school and division regulations and policies;
• Model non-discriminatory practices in all activities; and
• Perform other related duties as assigned by building administrator(s) in accordance with school policies and practices.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• 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

• Candidate must be at least 18 years of age
• Education equivalent to graduation from an accredited high school or General Education Certificate (GED
• Candidate must attend an orientation/training session

Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.

Please do not mail or email resumes. Only resumes that are submitted through School Spring will be considered.

Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office via email at

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: 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
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. We are currently searching for candidates that are available to work on call a minimum of 3 days per week for the remainder of the school year. What is your current availability?
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    2. 3 letters of recommendation are required. Are you able to provide letters of reference?
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Jean Cabral
    8 Bonair St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600