Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3757992 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: January 14, 2022 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description


Job Goal: Substitute Teachers will need to execute lesson plans left by the absent teacher, create and maintain a respectful and fair classroom culture that fosters safe and productive learning remotely and/or in person. Substitute Teachers will monitor, observe, and report student behavior according to school policies and procedures remotely and/or in person.

Assuming you are available for substitute teacher assignments, your services will be intermittent in nature and
Employment in this regard, is therefore not applicable under the provisions of chapter 71, Section 41 of the Massachusetts General Laws pertaining to tenure of teachers and superintendents. In any event, I can provide you with reasonable assurance of employment as a building based substitute teacher during the forthcoming year.

?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 Principal of the school upon arrival and departure at school if in person;
?Check in Frontline under substitute notes for link to lessons for the day if remote and/or in person;
?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 if in person;
?Ensure that all students leave the zoom/google site before leaving the online classroom
?Comply with and support school and division regulations and policies;
?Model non-discriminatory practices in all activities;
?Perform other related duties as assigned by building administrator(s) in accordance with school policies and practices.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
?Experience in google classroom or zoom platforms
?Experience in delivering lessons online
?Experience monitoring students online
?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
?The ability to use classroom instructional time appropriately and wisely

?Must have excellent technological skills
?Candidate must be at least 18 years of age
?Education equivalent to graduation from an accredited high school or General Education Certificate (GED)
?Candidate must attend an orientation/training session

•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.

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
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. What experience do you have with working with students, K-12?
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    2. What experience or skills do you think would benefit the students of Somerville Public Schools?
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Marie Baxter
    5 Meacham St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: (617) 625-6600