Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

ANTICIPATED EXTENDED LEARNING PROGRAM - TEACHER


Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3095869 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: May 8, 2019 Starting Date: July 1, 2019

Job Description
ANNOUNCEMENT OF A VACANCY FOR THE
2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

ANTICIPATED
Extended Learning Plan Program Teachers
SOMERVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Job Goal:
Extended Learning Plan Teacher will oversee the delivery of academic services to support the successful implementation of a distance learning program that will serve Somerville students who are currently excluded from school, or are at high risk of dropping out. The Extended Learning Teacher will collaborate with the Extended Learning Counselor, working under the guidance of a Project Coordinator and in partnership with school and District administrators, and parents/guardians of participating students. Working with school administrators, the Extended Learning Teacher will provide guidance on the academic component of each student’s Individual Learning Plan to support students’ continued progress toward attainment of a high school diploma.

Qualifications:
• Current Teacher Licensure required, Mathematics emphasis preferred;
• Experience working with high-risk high school student population in a diverse urban environment;
• Experience working with English Language Learners;
• Experience working with an online learning platform;
• Experience conducting outreach to high-risk students and their parents/guardians;
• Experience developing re-entry programs for students at high risk of dropping out of school;
• Exceptional organization and time management skills;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Ability to work evenings, weekends and vacations. Some summer work hours expected, but no required on-site time.

Responsibilities:
• Work with respective school and District administrators to identify and engage excluded students in grades 9-12 to participate in program.
• Work with Project Coordinator, Extended Learning Counselor, Full Circle Principal, High School Principal and District administrators to develop Individual Learning Plans for participating students.
• Develop and design the online academic program for the students based on their ILPs.
• Establish consistent line of communication with students to support their progress through their online academic program as established in their ILP, utilizing the online learning platform and through telephone support as needed.
• Provide ongoing monitoring and support for students as they progress through courses, including staffing a weekly face-to-face session during after school hours during the school year.
• Communicate regularly with parents/guardians of participating students regarding student’s progress.
• Work with Extended Learning Counselor to develop a progress meeting, to be scheduled twice per week, to ensure students stay motivated and are making progress toward ILP goals, and to identify necessary program modifications to academic goals.
• Coordinate necessary data gathering to support grant reporting requirements.
• Actively participate in required project staff meetings.
• Participate in project site visits by Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) staff, as requested.

Salary:
• Work up to a maximum of 540 hours (average of 12 hrs/week x 45 weeks) @ $27/hour

Position Reports to: Extended Learning Coordinator

NOTE:
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 jcabral@k12.somerville.ma.us

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: 2


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
    Almuden Abeyta
    8 Bonair St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600
    Email: aabeyta@k12.somerville.ma.us