Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Somerville Family Learning Collaborative
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3145946 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: August 1, 2019 Starting Date: August 28, 2019

Job Description
2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

(2) SFLC Part Time Multilingual Services Interpreter/Translator
Bilingual Portuguese Speakers

Job Goal: The Community Partnerships & Wraparound Services Unit of the SFLC works to develop and implement strategies to provide and/or connect families with comprehensive wraparound services and engages in authentic, collaborative partnerships with community organizations and city agencies to ensure optimal, comprehensive services for families.

The Multilingual Services Interpreter/Translator provides oral and written translation/interpretation to (target language) speaking parents/guardians in the Somerville Public Schools, including but not limited to the Special Education Department. The Interpreter/Translator must be skilled at recognizing and accommodating dialectic differences in language.

Preferred Qualification:
• Proficient communication in English (listening, speaking, reading, and writing)
• Bilingual/Bicultural highly preferred
• Interpretation certification
• Experience working with diverse communities
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to work flexible hours including before school, evenings and weekends
• Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team
• Computer and internet literacy
• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Deep commitment to closing opportunity gaps and promoting equitable practices

• Facilitate oral communication between parents/guardians and district staff by interpreting telephone conversations, conference calls, in-person conversations, etc. during school hours, for parent/teacher conferences, IEP meetings, and other school functions
• Translates school-home communications and system-wide documents from English to the target language
• Interprets and translates technical language as related to Special Education and specialized services
• Uses technology in English and the target language appropriately to format, translate, save and retrieve work
• Clarifies content and terminology
• Reviews and evaluates documents
• Edits work of other translators and responds to editing suggestions of other
• Assumes responsibility for quality of translation work submitted by reviewing, editing, and revising own work and quality of interpretation by clarifying ideas and messages to assist with understanding
• Learns new translation technology as appropriate
• Maintains confidentiality and ethical behavior related to sensitive situations
• Commits to providing and promoting equitable practices to ensure access for all families
• Other job-related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

Terms of Employment:
Work Year: 10 months / Part Time
Salary: $30 per hour / Local Funding Source

Position Reports to: SFLC Liaison Program Coordinator and/or Multilingual Services Coordinator

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: 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
    Nomi Davidson, Family Network Administrator
    42 Prescott St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
    Phone: 617-625-6600