Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

SPECIAL EDUCATION INTERPRETING AND TRANSLATING HAITIAN CREOLE


Edgerly Evaluation Center
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3464616 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: April 7, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
ANNOUNCEMENT OF A VACANCY FOR THE
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Special Education Interpreting and Translating Haitian Creole
SPECIAL EDUCATION / DISTRICT WIDE

Job Goal: Somerville Public Schools strives to create an inclusive and racially affirming environment that welcomes and values the diversity of our staff and students. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

We welcome and value different perspectives and experiences in our staff, recognizing the powerful impact that a diverse workforce has on all students. We are committed to supporting educators through a strong induction and mentorship program, educator-driven professional development, and opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

As a district, we are also committed to supporting the whole child by promoting a trusting, mutually respectful and inspiring culture that values the individuality of our students and the professionalism of the field.

Under the direction of special education administration and as assigned through the special education process, the Special Education I&T will follow a schedule of meetings across the district that require interpretation according to student’s Home Language Tracking Forms. The Special Education I&T will schedule meetings and confirm them for Special Education Staff members, outside providers and reconcile them to the master schedule. The Special Education I&T will also translate documents and serve as interpreter as assigned by special education administration during school hours.

Qualifications:
•Proficient communication in English (listening, speaking, reading, and writing)
•Fluent interpreting, reading and writing skills
•Ability to travel around the district
•Bilingual/Bicultural highly preferred
•Interpretation certification
•Experience working with diverse communities
•Excellent organizational skills
•Strong interpersonal skills
•Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team
•Strong computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, Babylon Software, Google Drive

Responsibilities:
•Follow a schedule provided by special education administrators for interpreting for parents/guardians/students in their first
language at team meetings or during assessments
•Provide interpretation to and from families at the Special Education Evaluation Center
•Translate documents at the request of special education administrators
•Maintain a database of Home Language Tracking Forms, making certain that each student’s special education folder has the
most current tracking form in it and requests for oral interpretation and/or written translations are being subscribed to. Update
EasyIEP with current interpretation/translation information
•Maintain confidentiality of students and families
•Maintain, confirm and reconcile schedule for Special Education staff members and outside providers
•Maintain a schedule on the Outlook calendar and share it with special education administrator’s weekly
•Maintain school files, paperwork and process
•Communicate with district staff and administrators
•Schedule and re-schedule meetings as needed
•Be fluent speaking and writing
•Other duties as assigned by special education administrators

Position Reports to: Director of Special 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

The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

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.

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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
    Email: mvrountas@k12.somerville.ma.us