Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


John F Kennedy
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3125872 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Re-posted: September 16, 2019 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

Part Time Assistant Teacher
Somerville Community Schools Afterschool Program
John F. Kennedy School

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:
• Associate’s degree and 3 months of experience working with school-age children.

• High School Diploma and have 9 months of experience working with school age children including 3 months supervised experience at a school age child care program.

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 position – Up to 18.75 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 John F Kennedy!

At the Kennedy School, teachers, staff, and administration treat each student as an individual and provide opportunities and activities to challenge their strengths and strengthen their challenges. We have adopted three themes to focus all teaching and learning:
  • Success for All Students
  • Building Community Through Better Communications, and
  • (Re)Discovering the Excitement of Learning.

  • 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