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

Job Details
Job ID: 3730472 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: January 20, 2022 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

ELL/SLIFE Level 1 ELL Instructor

Job Goal:
The GOAL Program serves newly-arrived young adults with beginner level English skills. Most students have experienced limited and/or interrupted education in their home countries and meet the criteria for SLIFE. The ELL Teacher will be primarily responsible for raising the reading and writing levels of small groups of newcomer students between the ages of 17-22. Students in the GOAL Program are working toward passing MCAS exams and completing the portfolio-based Adult Diploma Program (ADP). To this end, the ELL Teacher is also responsible for embedding social studies content into their curriculum to provide students with a strong foundation for the ADP. It is essential that the ELL Teacher has had formal training in and successful experience raising reading and writing levels for SLIFE students. The ELL Teacher will work in close collaboration with other ELL teachers, possibly co-teach, and be a resource for the GOAL team.

•Prepare and deliver engaging and relevant lessons with measurable objectives that will result in literacy learning gains
•Evaluate and document student progress
•Complete attendance and assessment–related activities
•Work collaboratively with the program administrator, counselor, and teachers at SCALE and Somerville High School
•Participate in GOAL Team and SCALE staff meetings
•Attend SPS staff development activities related to position
•Follow department policy/procedures regarding substitutes and substitute lesson plans

Minimum Qualifications:
••Master’s Degree (in ELL literacy instruction/bilingual education preferred)
•MA Teacher Certification
•Bilingual preferred – Spanish, Creole, or Arabic
•Two years of experience teaching SLIFE students
•Must be a flexible self-starter with a high tolerance for stress and a solutions-oriented mindset
•Experience with computer-based programs and Internet resources
•Basic digital literacy

Physical Demands, Work Environment Requirements:
•Completion of an extensive application packet, including copies of social security card and government issued identification
•Completion of C.O.R.I form
•Completion of the National Fingerprint-based background check in accordance with M.G.L. c. 71, §38G.
•Job requires computer use

Terms of Employment:
•Full time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

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: Full-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
    Franklin Vargas
    8 Bonair St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600