Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Administrative Office
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3103373 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: May 20, 2019 Starting Date: July 1, 2019

Job Description
2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR


Job Goal: The Assistant Director of Student Services will provide district leadership, organizational management, professional development, and a cadre of professional supports to both students and staff in our schools.

The Assistant Director will assist the Director of Student Services in all phases of safety, health and behavior management for all students. Primary responsibilities will include the coordination of clinical services, coordinating and assessing initiatives around school attendance, behavior management and mental health services, and the development of systems and structures in MTSS to support our students and staff. In addition, the Assistant Director of Student Services will assist in the bridging of home and school, addressing related barriers to education, engaging our families and promoting a healthy school culture for all students.

• Possession of a Master’s Degree or higher
• Massachusetts licensure in school counseling, social work, or school psychology
• Clinical experience working with students and families in an urban school setting
• Demonstrates knowledge of PBIS, and/or Progressive Discipline and Restorative Justice
• Culturally proficient in speaking, writing, and engaging a diverse, multi-lingual population
• Ability to use MS Office, Aspen/X2, Easy IEP, and Elevations

• Special Education certificate in teaching preferred

• Attends weekly “Student Support Teams” SST meetings, and provides social emotional support & procedural guidance to all schools
• Coordinates clinical services including, safety assessments, crisis evaluation, case conferences and trauma response on challenging student cases
• Assists in the management and supervision of students on 504 Accommodation Plans; recommends policies, programs and accommodations essential to the needs of 504 eligible students
• Assists in the coordination of all therapeutic supports with outside agencies and vendors and their contracts.
• Communicates with families and caretakers in an informed and culturally proficient manner about sensitive and confidential issues related to a student’s well-being and social/emotional health
• Assists in the coordination and implementation of social competency curricula and the MTSS model throughout the district
• Assists in the coordination of events with external providers, including student and parent trainings and professional development for staff.
• Assists team facilitation on projects or task forces designed to enhance student services and promoting a healthy school culture
• Facilitates in the professional development for staff in behavioral and social-emotional skill building to ensure student regulation and safety
• Liaison to City Health and Human Services Department, including Nursing Director and Staff and Clinical supports
• District Liaison to DCF (Department of Children and Families)
• Liaison to Crossing Guard City Coordinator
• Acts as the District Bullying Coordinator, offering support and guidance to all District Bullying policies and procedures to Principals
• Performs other tasks as assigned by the Director of Student Services

Position Reports to: Director of Student Services

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 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
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    Contact Information
    Elizabeth Doncaster
    8 Bonair St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600