Somerville Public Schools
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Somerville High
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3154374 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: August 9, 2019 Starting Date: August 26, 2019

Job Description
2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

Special Education Transition Specialist
Somerville High Schools
Full Circle/Next Wave High Schools

Job Goal:
To assist students to successfully transition out of Somerville High School, Full Circle and Out of District Placement.

• Appropriate Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Educator's Licensure is required. (Moderate Disabilities 5-12, Counseling and SEI Endorsement required or ESL or ELL).
• Transition Specialist Endorsement preferred.
• Experience with college and career bound special education students.
• Ability to outreach and form long-standing relationships with colleges, community partnerships, and social service agencies.

• Coordinate, provide support and implement community based instruction, travel training and job placement.
• Develop employment, education, or internship opportunities for students with disabilities
• Act as lead in creation and implementation of college partnerships for current students.
• Participate in the College and Career Readiness team at Somerville High School.
• Design and teach 1-2 classes per semester such as Transition Prep and/or College Seminar.
• Provide executive functioning coaching, as needed, to students enrolled in college courses.
• Act as liaison with the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program at Somerville High School.
• Instruct students in the educational domains necessary for transitioning into adulthood- life skills, community and domestic skills, money management, vocational skills, etc. Provide academic instruction in class and small group settings to students.
• Consult and collaborate with staff around learning styles, curricular modifications, environmental accommodations, and alternative assessment.
• Develop a monitoring/record system for student’s job, community, and post-secondary educational experiences.
• Provide consultation to families about obtaining accommodations in college, technical/trade school, or employment.
• Involve parents in all areas of planning for their child’s education and assisting parents in accessing community resources to enrich their child’s educational program and transitional services.
• Manage caseload of students as needed, including: development of IEPs, writing progress reports, conducting educational assessments.
• Conducting transition assessments for students, as needed, throughout the district including assessment, report writing, and presentation at IEP meetings.
• Provide professional development, as needed, to students, families, and staff.
• Work collaboratively with Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC), Departmento of Developmental Services (DDS), Department of Mental Health (DMH), MACEI, and other state and community agencies that support students as they transition out of high school.
• Develop and oversee the implementation of student’s individual schedules that may include employment, internships, community based activities, etc.
• Develop and implement person-centered plans for applicable students.
• Other related duties, as needed.

Position Reports to: Director of Special Education and School Principal

Application Process: To submit your application for consideration, please visit us online at:

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

Application Deadline: Open until filled
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.
Date posted: June 12, 2019

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Somerville High!

The primary goal of Somerville High School is to prepare students to lead satisfying and successful lives by helping them to become:

?Effective readers
?Effective writers
?Effective users of technology
?Effective critical and creative thinkers.

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
    Christine Trevisone, Director of Special Education
    8 Bonair Street
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600