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Therapeutic Specialist

The Somerville Community Schools Program provides After School and Out of School Time Care in the Somerville Public Schools. We operate After School programs from school dismissal until 5:30 pm including early release days; full day programs during school vacation weeks and during summer. It is our mission to provide high quality, affordable, Out of School Time Care to Somerville children in grades Pre-K through 8. The person selected for this position will be under the direct supervision of the Student Services Coordinator for Community Schools program of Somerville Public Schools. The therapeutic specialist will be responsible for providing an appropriately safe, caring and enriching environment for the children enrolled in the Community School After-School program. 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY FOR THE
2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

Afterschool Therapeutic Specialists
SOMERVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

Responsibilities:
• Communicate with youth in a therapeutic manner to facilitate emotional expression, self-awareness, self-esteem and social skill development
• Plans and leads social-emotional activities to facilitate healthy expression and communication
• Helps youth enhance their social skills, build healthy peer relationships, and better communication with their peers
• Provide modifications and/or accommodations (i.e. academic or behavioral support) to students with higher needs as designed by qualified Special Education staff according to individual IEP goals, to special education students in both inclusive and separate class settings
• Provide supervision and support to special education students in non-instructional settings as assigned by coordinators and administrators.
• Maintain daily communication with the student services coordinator, site coordinator, parents, and program staff.
• Attend to crisis situations that may arise during After-School hours

Terms of Employment:
• Maximum 3 hours per day
• Up to 12 hours per week Monday-Friday
• Flex hours between school day and afterschool with primary services hours from 2:30pm-5:30pm

Qualifications:
• Hold a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or related field; preferably currently pursuing Master's degree in related field
• Experience working with children and families with emotional and behavioral challenges, including those affected by trauma and from multi-cultural backgrounds

Salary: $20/hour

Please contact Molly Quinn if interested at mquinn@k12.somerville.ma.us