Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


West Somerville Neighborhood
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3091359 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Re-posted: September 16, 2019 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

Full Time Special Education Lead Teacher
Somerville Community Schools Afterschool Program

General Description: Somerville Community Schools Program provides after school and out of school time care in Somerville Public Schools. We operate after school programs from dismissal until 5:30 including early release days; full day programs during school vacation weeks and the summer. It is our mission to provide high quality, affordable after school care to Somerville children in kindergarten through grade 5. SCSP provides students the opportunity to develop and grow in a comfortable, safe and enriching environment.

• Have a minimum of a Bachelors Degree 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 with disabilities; or
• Have an Associate’s and least one year of experience working with school-age children with moderate to severe disabilities or
• Have credits towards an Associate’s and relevant experience working with a diverse population of student needs in a school or daycare setting and familiar with inclusive techniques
• Experience in planning and adapting enriching activities for children to meet the needs of all students
• Ability to set clear limits and supervise groups of children in an organized and calm manner
• Sensitivity to and/or experience working with children and adults from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds
• Ability to communicate effectively with CS administrators, school faculty, community agencies, and parents/guardians regarding student progress
• DESE licensure in Special Education preferred but not required

• Work with students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities.
• Adapt club lessons and teach various subjects to students with mild and moderate disabilities.
• Lead small and large group activities in accordance to the needs of all students
• Supervise and interact with children
• Discipline children in accordance with SCAP policy and create and maintain behavior plans as necessary
• Maintain classroom environment including set up and maintenance of supplies
• Follow program health and safety procedures
• Ability to cooperatively team teach
• Maintain a safe afterschool environment by meeting the needs of all students and communicating incidents and accidents to guardians/parents
• Other duties as assigned

Programming and Planning:
• Research, plan, adapt 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 in timely manner

• Welcome and support substitutes and or new staff under the supervision of site coordinator
• Attend weekly team meetings with coordinator
• Attend monthly meetings and a least 10 hrs of in-service workshops scheduled monthly by CS administrators and other recommended trainings required in educational setting
• Participate in site events such as family nights or open houses

Terms of Employment:
• $20.65-$21.78 based on degree and or credits
• Hours vary; 22-27 hours per week
• Health Benefits; sick and vacation days (if available)

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: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to West Somerville Neighborhood!

The West Somerville Neighborhood School is committed to improving and supporting student achievement. Learn more about us and our efforts to create an environment for academic achievement, creative thinking, and community building. The state-of-the-art facility allows the staff to meet the needs of all students and provides a safe, supportive and enriching environment where students excel.

Our goal is to teach our children the social and academic skills to be successful citizens of the 21st Century.

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
    Robyn Smyth
    167 Holland Street
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
    Phone: 617-625-6600