Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Somerville Family Learning Collaborative
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3156999 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: August 13, 2019 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

SFLC Playgroup Facilitator

Job Goal: The Prenatal - Early Childhood Services and Supports Unit of the SFLC 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 Playgroup “Facilitator” supports the implementation of developmentally appropriate playgroups for children ages birth-5. The Facilitator is responsible for the day-to-day running of playgroups ensuring the provision of a safe, welcoming and active learning environment for all children and their families.

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 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.
• Proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.
• Deep commitment to closing opportunity gaps and promoting equitable practices

• Plan and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum for children (Birth-5yrs)
• Plan and implement a developmentally appropriate circle time which includes book reading and songs.
• Integrate parent support and Strengthening Families content into the playgroup routine.
• Support development & implementation of parent education component.
• Recognize parents as their child’s first & primary teacher.
• Provide parents with resources and referrals as necessary.
• Support parents, guardians, caregivers and children as they engage with the group.
• Engage with all children and their families during every playgroup.
• Encourage all children to interact and work cooperatively.
• Maintain a positive productive atmosphere during every playgroup.
• Work cooperatively in a team.
• Participate in professional development trainings and staff meetings.
• Adhere to the SFLC policies and procedures.
• Maintain a clean and organized environment.
• Maintain playgroup attendance records.
• Commits to providing and promoting equitable practices to ensure access for all families
• Performs other job-related duties as required

Terms of Employment:
Work Year: 10 months / Part Time / Up to 18.75 hour per week
Salary: $22.97 per hour / Up to 18.75 hours per week / Grant and Local Funding Source

Position Reports to: Director of Somerville Family Learning Collaborative or designee

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: 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