Somerville Public Schools
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Winter Hill Community Innovation School
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3126034 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: June 21, 2019 Starting Date: August 28, 2019

Job Description
2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

Afterschool Therapeutic Specialist

Job Goal: 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 school dismissal until 5:30 pm 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. The person selected for this position will be under the direct supervision of the Student Services Coordinator for Community Schools program of Somerville Public Schools. The therapeutic specialist will be responsible for providing an appropriately safe, caring and enriching environment for the children enrolled in the Community School After-School program.

• Communicate with youth in a therapeutic manner to facilitate emotional expression, self-awareness, self-esteem and social skill development
• Plans and leads social-emotional activities to facilitate healthy expression and communication
• Helps youth enhance their social skills, build healthy peer relationships, and better communication with their peers
• Provide modifications and/or accommodations (i.e. academic or behavioral support) to students with higher needs as designed by qualified Special Education staff according to individual IEP goals, to special education students in both inclusive and separate class settings
• Provide supervision and support to special education students in non-instructional settings as assigned by coordinators and administrators.
• Maintain daily communication with the student services coordinator, site coordinator, parents, and program staff.
• Attend to crisis situations that may arise during After-School hours

• Hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or related field; preferably currently pursuing Master’s degree in related field
• Experience working with children and families with emotional and behavioral challenges, including those affected by trauma and from multi-cultural backgrounds

Terms of Employment:
• Maximum 3 hours per day
• Up to 12 hours per week Monday-Friday
• Flex hours between school day and afterschool with primary services hours from 2:30pm-5:30pm
• $20 per hour

Position Reports to: Community Schools Program Director

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 Winter Hill Community Innovation School!

The Winter Hill Community Innovation School is a child-centered, academically rich environment that serves an ever-changing population of students from culturally diverse backgrounds. It incorporates kindergarten, elementary, middle school, Sheltered English Immersion (SEIP) and Special Education programs taught by an experienced and caring faculty.

The Winter Hill Wild Cat Pledge - We, the Winter Hill Wild Cat Family, pledge to show improvement in comprehension. In order to achieve our goal we will read daily, learn new vocabulary, and practice strategies to develop understanding of main idea and inferences.

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