Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

ITINERANT SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICE PROVIDER


Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3178705 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: October 29, 2019 Starting Date: Immediately

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

Itinerant Special Education Service Provider
Early Education Department
SOMERVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Job Goal: The Itinerant Special Education Service Provider is a grant funded position that will serve preschool students, teachers, and families in Somerville Public Schools and in community-based early education and care programs as part of the Somerville Partnership for Young Children (SPYC). The SPYC is a coordinated effort between Somerville Public Schools, the City of Somerville, Head Start, community-based early education centers and other community organizations. SPYC supports children’s readiness to learn in a culturally responsive, inter-agency system by providing a range of academic, developmental, and mental health supports to nurture their full potential. The SPYC endeavors to provide universal access to high quality programming that enhances children’s cognitive, social, and emotional development, and promotes children’s growth in language, literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional development, creative arts, physical development, and approaches to learning.

As part of this effort to advance high quality programming, the Itinerant SPED Service Provider will work directly with early education classrooms across the city to ensure consistency and alignment of practices to meet the developmental needs of children. This position will both assist individual children directly and provide consultation to teachers and directors on language development and the language/IEP needs of specific students.

We believe in developing the whole child---the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical potential of all students---by providing students with the skills, opportunities, and resources that will nurture innovative ideas, foster pride in diversity, inspire students to become lifelong learners and empower them to enrich their communities.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Massachusetts license for Speech and Language Hearing Disorders
• At least 3 years of relevant experience with school-aged children preferred
• Master degree preferred
• Citizenship, residency or work visa required
• Experience with the process of Screening, assessing, and evaluating students to determine eligibility for speech services
• Experience developing individual plans and goals for each student based on need and determination of services
• Demonstrated ability to form and maintain strong professional relationships with district staff and parents

Responsibilities:
• Provide individual services to children with speech and/or language disabilities
• Assess needs in the areas of speech, language, and phonemic awareness
• Help develop individual plans and goals for each student based on need and determination of services
• Provide consultation to classroom teachers and/or parents on the development of language
• Assist teachers in developing language-based classroom activities
• Prepare diagnostic reports
• Serve as a member of a team that will develop individual education programs
• Maintain student confidentiality in thorough and secure record-keeping following FERPA, IDEA and HIPPA guidelines when needed
• Participate in all meetings as required by the school, district, or laws, to address student need
• Other such duties as assigned by the building principal or director of student services

Terms of Employment:
• In accordance with the STA Collective Bargaining Agreement. Five additional work days required. Opportunities for summer employment related to summer programming, professional development, and classroom support.

Position Reports to:
• Director of Special Education and Director of Early Education

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
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Lisa Kuh
    150 Glen St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: (617) 625-6600
    Email: lkuh@k12.somerville.ma.us