Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3196490 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Re-posted: January 6, 2020 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

School Psychologist / Bilingual - Portuguese

Job Goal:
To provide academic evaluations and psychological evaluations, with and without projectives, as well as provide recommendations for services during special education team meetings that will facilitate learning and promote the cognitive, social, and personal development of all students.

• DESE Certification as a school psychologist.
• The position may require travel to out of district placements.
• Bilingual in English/Portuguese required

• Selects and administers age appropriate assessment methods and material in order to determine the needs of the student, including academic and psychological testing.
• Consults with teachers and other personnel to obtain information regarding the reason for referral.
• Conducts observations of students in their current academic environment; this may include going off site to EI, preschools, nursery schools, or play groups.
• Interprets assessment results and compiles comprehensive assessment reports that address the reason for referral and include appropriate recommendations.
• Serve as a team member of a student's special education team, and uses assessment data about the student and his/her environment to make valid recommendations to appropriate interventions and placements.
• Contributes to the development of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) when the student is found eligible for special education services.
• Maintains an awareness of new developments and research in the field of assessments and school psychology and provides in-service training and workshops for parents, teachers and staff regarding mental health issues and how disabilities affect student performance and progress.
• Provides follow-up support and re-evaluation services as necessary.
• Consults with and supports teachers working with students identified with or suspected of having disabilities.
• Serves as outreach contact to area preschools and parent groups as needed.
• Assists with other assignments that Special Education administration may request.
• Maintains adequate and current testing materials required by academic evaluators and school psychologists.
• Maintains a log of students tested and team meetings attended.
• Maintains all testing and evaluation timelines per state and federal regulation.

Terms of Employment: As per the Somerville Teachers Association, Unit A Collective Bargaining Agreement

Position Reports to: Director of Special Education and Assistant Director of Special Education

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: 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
    Marilyn Vrountas
    8 Bonair Street
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600