Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3210244 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Re-posted: January 28, 2020 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

Early Childhood Intern
Somerville Partnership for Young Children

Job Goal: The Early Childhood Intern 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 Early Childhood Intern will provide classroom support to teachers in early education SPYC classrooms and form relationships with children that will foster social, emotional, and cognitive growth in the Programs. This position is ideal for someone pursuing a degree in early childhood education and will provide this individual with the opportunity to engage in enriching and diverse learning experiences across multiple Programs.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Provide classroom support to teachers in a variety of early education classrooms.
• Assist program teachers, staff, and directors in fostering a safe, positive, and stimulating environment for all children in accordance with SPYC and early education program policies.
• Assist staff in the supervision of children to ensure the health, wellbeing, and safety of all children.
• Provide support to program directors to support center activities.
• Maintain child confidentiality following FERPA, IDEA and HIPPA guidelines when needed.
• Other such duties as assigned.

• At least some relevant experience with pre- school-aged children required.
• Associates or Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
• Ability to form and maintain strong professional relationships with staff and parents.
• Compassion, empathy, and strong communication skills.

Terms of Employment:
• Part Time/up to 19 hours per week

Position Reports to: Director of Early Education and Somerville Partnership for Young Children Coordinator

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
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Lisa Kuh
    150 Glen St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: (617) 625-6600