Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Arthur D Healey
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3697582 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: October 13, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Building Substitute

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.

As substitute teachers, you are responsible for the continuity of instruction in the absence of regular faculty member (this includes teacher). All per diem Substitute Teachers are called on an as needed basis and may be needed for one day, one week or one month. Our need for Substitutes will vary from day-to-day and week-to-week and, as such, we cannot guarantee work each day.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks:
•Maintain and respect confidentiality of student and school personnel information;
•Maintain discipline and classroom control that fosters a safe and positive environment for all students and staff in accordance with school policies;
•Ensure the adequate supervision to assure health, welfare, and safety of all students;
•Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities;
•Report to office upon arrival and departure at school;
•Review lesson plans, materials, and/or instructions left by absent teacher;
•Report student injuries, accidents, illnesses, or discipline problems to the school principal immediately or as soon as is reasonably possible;
•Implement lesson plans, while ensuring the integrity of academic time and in a manner which motivates students to learn and participate;
•Organize students for effective instruction;
•Dismiss all students from the classroom before leaving the building;
•Comply with and support school and division regulations and policies;
•Model non-discriminatory practices in all activities; and
•Perform other related duties as assigned by building administrator(s) in accordance with school policies and practices.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•Experience teaching or working with school age children;
•Teaching capabilities in all subject areas;
•Excellent communication and organizational skills;
•The ability to maintain effective classroom management strategies
•The ability to follow oral and written directions;
•The ability to address the various learning styles of students;
•The ability to implement strategies, activities and techniques for promoting quality student performance in both academic and social behavior based on student's prior knowledge and experience;
•The ability to effectively contribute to and manage an individual program plan for students with special needs;
•The ability to create and maintain a climate of respect and fairness for all students;
•The ability to demonstrate fair and ethical judgments;
•The ability to apply appropriate consequences for inappropriate student behavior;
•The ability to display problem solving, cooperative negotiating skills and conflict resolution strategies; and
•The ability to use classroom instructional time appropriately and wisely.
•Candidate must be at least 18 years of age;
•Education equivalent to graduation from an accredited high school or General Education Certificate (GED); and
•Candidate must attend an orientation/training session.
Terms of Employment:
•Building Substitute must report to the main office every day / Monday through Friday
•Per diem salary will be $135 per day worked
•Substitute Teachers assigned to a Grade K – 8 class are expected to arrive by 7:45 A.M; classes in
Grades K – 8 begin at 8:10 A.M. Substitute teachers are dismissed at 2:45 P.M; classes in Grades K – 8 end at 2:35 P.M.

Position Reports to: Principal of the School

Application Process: To submit your application for consideration, please visit us online at:

Should you have any questions or need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 617-625-6600 ext 6015.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

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 ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.

Date posted: October 13, 2021

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Arthur D Healey!

The Healey School is an innovative participatory learning community. Academic competence is highly valued, and we believe that children learn best in a joyful, creative environment, one in which their natural curiosity, imagination and thinking are encouraged. Our curriculum is based on thematic, project based learning, designed to engage children's interest and best efforts. We are committed to an educational program that recognizes the importance of community in the lives of children. Three aspects of our program are evidence of this commitment: Creative Arts: Participating in writing, dance, music, theater, film/video and visual art are vital and integral parts of our curriculum. The arts are essential to learning, a way for children to "represent" the world around them and celebrate who they are as individuals and as a community. Effective Community Service: Inspiring a life-long sense of civic participation, openness, caring and responsibility is an integral part of our school culture. Students apply academic skills and critical thinking as they develop, implement, and evaluate service learning projects at all grade levels. Family Involvement: Families who join our school community become committed partners in their children's education, both supportive of and supported by our dedicated staff. Parents and students are encouraged to be active participants in the governance of our school.

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
    Mary Ellen Cobbs
    5 Meacham St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: (617) 625-6600