Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3585406 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: September 9, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

PT Level 2-4 Reading/Writing Teacher

Job Goal: The Reading/Writing Teacher will be primarily responsible for raising the reading and writing levels of a class of approximately 15-20 adult students. Students range in age and previous education; English is the second language for the majority of our students. Most students are working towards earning a high school equivalency credential. To this end, the RW teacher is also responsible for teaching a range of science and social studies topics. Although experience teaching literacy in the content areas is preferred, it is essential that the RW teacher has had training in and successful experience teaching explicit reading and writing skills/strategies. The RW teacher will work with the Program Administrator to plan the curriculum. The instructor must keep attendance records, document student progress, and assist with other DESE-related activities.

•Prepare and maintain written lesson plans and follow College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) for ELA (includes Reading, Writing, Social Studies and Science)
•Evaluate student progress and make placement recommendations
•Complete DESE attendance and assessment–related activities
•Attend monthly department meetings and meet with supervisor as needed
•Follow department policy/procedures regarding substitutes and substitute lesson plans

Minimum Qualifications:
•Bachelor's Degree (in literacy instruction, preferred)
•MA Teacher Certification
•Two years of experience teaching
•Experience with computer-based programs and Internet resources
•Basic digital literacy

Physical Demands, Work Environment Requirements:
Job requires some computer use. General office and classroom environment with air conditioning and fluorescent lighting.

Terms of Employment:
•Part-time: Mornings (Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon) or Part time: Evenings (Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
•9.0 teaching hours and 2 preparation hours per week
•Monthly staff meetings at times to be determined
•Salary is in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.

Position Reports to: The Director of Continuing Education and/or designee

•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.

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: Part-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences!

Since 1974, SCALE has provided classes and support services to more than 1,200 adult learners (16 years and older) annually who need basic reading, writing and math skills, English instruction for non-native speakers, or a high-school credential. SCALE's fully accessible facilities have a computer lab and an on-site HiSET Test Center. ELL and ABE classes are free.

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
    Corrinna Horton, Program Administrator
    167 Holland Street
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
    Phone: 617-629-5500