Somerville Public Schools
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Arthur D Healey
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3086454 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: April 23, 2019 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

Full Time Lead Teacher
Somerville Community Schools Afterschool Program
Arthur D. Healey

General Description: 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 end of program 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.

Educational Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Guidance, Human Services, Nursing, Psychology, Physical Education, Recreation, Child Psychology, the Arts, Social Work, Sociology, or Child Care; and have six months of experience working with school-age children

• Associate’s degree and 3 months of experience working with school-age children in a supervised childcare setting or have credits towards an Associate’s and relevant experience and nine months of experience with school age children including three months in a supervised childcare setting.

Additional Qualifications:
• 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: (July through June):
• During a typical workday, incumbent will perform functions that will be necessary 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.

• 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 hrs. 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:
• In accordance with the SSC and SCS UAW Collective Bargaining Agreement
• Part Time Time position – Up to 27 hours per week

Reports to:
• Community Schools Administrator

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: After school/Evening
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Arthur D Healey!

The Healey School is an innovative participatory learning community. Academic competence is highly valued, and we believe that children learn best in a joyful, creative environment, one in which their natural curiosity, imagination and thinking are encouraged. Our curriculum is based on thematic, project based learning, designed to engage children's interest and best efforts. We are committed to an educational program that recognizes the importance of community in the lives of children. Three aspects of our program are evidence of this commitment:

Creative Arts: Participating in writing, dance, music, theater, film/video and visual art are vital and integral parts of our curriculum. The arts are essential to learning, a way for children to "represent" the world around them and celebrate who they are as individuals and as a community.

Effective Community Service: Inspiring a life-long sense of civic participation, openness, caring and responsibility is an integral part of our school culture. Students apply academic skills and critical thinking as they develop, implement, and evaluate service learning projects at all grade levels.

Family Involvement: Families who join our school community become committed partners in their children's education, both supportive of and supported by our dedicated staff. Parents and students are encouraged to be active participants in the governance of our school.

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
    Roseanna Paribello, Assistant Community School Administrator
    167 Holland Street
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
    Phone: 617-625-6600