Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

SFLC EARLY BEGINNINGS LIAISON


Somerville Family Learning Collaborative
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3149074 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: August 1, 2019 Starting Date: Immediately

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

SFLC Early Beginnings Liaison
SOMERVILLE FAMILY LEARNING COLLABORATIVE (SFLC)

Job Goal: The Prenatal - Early Childhood Services and Supports Unit of the Somerville Family Learning Center works to develop & implement a comprehensive, research-based strategy for prenatal to early childhood supports, ensuring alignment & coordination with early childhood through K priorities, putting children & families on a path toward school success.

The Early Beginnings Liaison is part of the Birth-5 component of the SFLC which focuses on services for families with young children including: SomerBaby, Home Visiting (Parent-Child + Program), playgroups, parent support groups, parent workshops, developmental screenings, and a single point of entry for early learning and general referrals.

Preferred Qualification:
• Experience working with parents and children birth to 5yrs old in a group setting.
• Ability to create a warm and welcoming environment for culturally diverse families.
• Experience working with ethnically and economically diverse communities.
• Experience working with families with children with special needs.
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a dynamic work environment.
• Strong attention to detail and ability to work as a team member with minimal supervision.
• Ability to effectively communicate and interact with parents, children and staff.
• Ability to develop strong working relationships with others.
• Ability to organize, operate independently and multi-task.
• Degree or Course work in early childhood and special education preferred.
• Fluent in English and Spanish
• Deep commitment to closing opportunity gaps and promoting equitable practices

Responsibilities:
• Understand and support the SFLC mission and values.
• Ability to work independently and on a team.
• Follow guidelines, policies & procedures for SFLC Playgroups and support maintenance of safe/developmentally appropriate, and educationally rich playgroup environments.
• Assist in SFLC Playgroup Registration process.
• Manage the playgroup supplies inventory and day-to-day logistics to ensure a smooth, efficient, and consistent quality program.
• Act as substitute in playgroups when needed.
• Assist in the ongoing process of: data collection, data entry, impact data ,database and email list for families with children birth to 5 years.
• Assist in the coordination of SFLC Early Beginnings Trainings.
• Assist families by providing referrals and access to community resources.
• Assist in organizing and implementing community outreach efforts to identify families of young children and the development of SFLC outreach materials (print and web-based).
• Update and maintain the SFLC Playgroup webpage information.
• Implementation of Ages & Stages developmental screening questionnaire (ASQ), including: preparation of ASQ packets and management of on-line ASQ Family Access Link
• Home Visiting support including: ParentChild+ home visits as needed (training will be provided on the ParentChild + model)
• Assist in all of the SFLC Early Beginnings programming as needed along with other SFLC job-related duties as required.
• Commit to providing and promoting equitable practices to ensure access for all families

Terms of Employment:
Work Year: 12 months / Full Time / 40 hours per week
Salary: Local Funding Source

Position Reports to: Director of Somerville Family Learning Collaborative

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: 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
    Nomi Davidson, Family Network Administrator
    42 Prescott St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
    Phone: 617-625-6600
    Email: ndavidson@k12.somerville.ma.us