Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3252227 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: April 3, 2020 Starting Date: July 1, 2020

Job Description
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Anticipated Counselor
Extended Learning Program

Job Goal: The Extended Learning Program Counselor will oversee the delivery of appropriate social/emotional services to support the successful implementation of a distance learning program that will serve Somerville students who are currently excluded from school, or are at high risk of dropping out. Extended Learning Counselor will collaborate with the Extended Learning Teacher, working under the guidance of a Program Coordinator and in partnership with school and District administrators, and parents/guardians of participating students. Extended Learning Counselor will provide guidance on the social/emotional component of each student’s Individual Learning Plan to support students’ continued progress toward attainment of a high school diploma.

Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in School Counseling preferred;
Experience working with high-risk high school student population in a diverse urban environment;
Experience working with English Language Learners;
Experience working with an online learning platform preferred;
Experience conducting outreach to high-risk students and their parents/guardians;
Experience developing re-entry programs for students at high risk of dropping out of school;
Knowledge of social service system and youth referral process for Somerville community;
Exceptional organization and time management skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work evenings, weekends and vacations. Some summer work time, no on-site time required.

• Work with respective school and District administrators to identify and engage excluded students in grades 9-12 to participate in program.
• Establish a line of communication with parents/guardians of participating students to ensure support of wrap-around services.
• Coordinate outside support services as needed.
• Work with Program Coordinator, Extended Learning Teacher, school and District administrators to develop Individual Learning Plans for participating students.
• Work with Extended Learning Teacher to develop and participate face to face progress meeting, to be scheduled twice weekly, with students to ensure students are making progress toward specific ILP goals and to identify necessary program modifications to wrap-around support services.
• Coordinate necessary data gathering to support grant reporting requirements.
• Actively participate in required project staff meetings.
• Participate in project site visits by Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) staff, as requested.
• Other duties as assigned

Terms of Employment:
• Work up to a maximum of 540 hours (average of 12 hrs/week x 45 weeks) @ $27/hour

July 1, 2020 thru June 30,2021 (Hours to be scheduled with the Extended Learning Program Coordinator)

Work Year/Day: Position is primarily school year, but summer hours are required in coordination with the Assistant Superintendent and program needs. Some school day meeting time will be needed, as determined by student schedules and necessary consultation with school administration and counseling staff.

Position Reports to: Extended Learning 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
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    Contact Information
    Joel Blackmer
    8 Bonair St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600