School Psychologist- Morse School (Cambridge)

Position:           Psychologist, Office of Student Services/Morse School

Overview of Cambridge Public Schools:

Cambridge is a vibrant, diverse city as well as a central hub and driver of the nation’s innovative economy. Home of the renowned educational institutions of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge is also the center of an impressive array of biotechnology, science, and information technology companies.

Educating about 7,000 students JK-12, the Cambridge Public Schools consists of award-winning faculty, cutting edge technology, and innovative programs. While each of our public schools is unique, they are joined in a shared vision of rigorous, joyful, and culturally responsive learning. Additionally, there is personalized support for every student. Over 30% of CPS students speak a language other than English at home and over 65 languages are spoken by our families. Among the most common are Spanish, Haitian Creole, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, and Portuguese. Our schools proudly embrace this diversity.

The Office of Student Services (OSS) is responsible for providing a wide variety of services to CPS students with special needs to ensure equitable access and support for all, including those who are advanced or twice-exceptional learners.

The Role:

Under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services and the Director of Student Services, the Psychologist will conduct psychological assessments and serve as Team Chairperson for the school(s) to which they are assigned. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct and interpret psychological assessments resulting in comprehensive written reports that meet criteria in accordance with state and federal special education requirements
  • Chair school-based Special Education Team Meetings including , but not limited to, Initial Evaluations, Three Year Reevaluations, and Manifestation Determinations
  • Provide leadership to school-based Special Education Teams through technical assistance around implementation of state and federal special education law and regulations and Office of Special Education procedures
  • Develop and oversee the effective implementation of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) with appropriate documentation
  • Work closely with school staff to ensure that the learning, behavioral, and social-emotional needs of students are addressed
  • Serve as a staff resource with respect to disability categories, differentiated instruction, progress monitoring, and analysis of assessment results
  • Consult with administrators, special educators and related service providers, RtI Teams, general educators, parents, and outside agencies
  • Facilitate inter-agency (DCF, DYS, CBHI, DMH, etc.) collaboration with school-based Special Education Teams
  • Provide individual and/or group counseling as directed by supervisor
  • Serve as a liaison for students in Out of District Placements
  • Maintain appropriate standards of behavior, mutual respect, and safety
  • Carry out other related duties as may be designated

Your Skill Set: As the incoming Psychologist you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or higher
  • Massachusetts License: School Psychologist required
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills
  • Knowledge of state and federal special education laws and regulations
  • Experience working in an urban, multi-cultural school system with a variety of special education service models preferred

Cambridge Public Schools is committed to slowing and/or stopping the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, as a condition of employment with Cambridge Public Schools, all new hires will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than their first day of work. Written requests for either a religious exemption from this requirement based on sincerely held religious beliefs, or for a medical exemption based upon clear documentation from a medical provider should be submitted to the attention of the Chief Talent Officer.

If interested, please visit https://cpsd.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=5133 for the application link.

School Psychologist Cambridge Street Upper School (Cambridge)

Position:           Psychologist, Grades 6-8.

Overview of Cambridge Public Schools:

Cambridge is a vibrant, diverse city as well as a central hub and driver of the nation’s innovative economy. Home of the renowned educational institutions of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge is also the center of an impressive array of biotechnology, science, and information technology companies.

Educating about 7,000 students JK-12, the Cambridge Public Schools consists of award-winning faculty, cutting edge technology, and innovative programs. While each of our public schools is unique, they are joined in a shared vision of rigorous, joyful, and culturally responsive learning. Additionally, there is personalized support for every student. Over 30% of CPS students speak a language other than English at home and over 65 languages are spoken by our families. Among the most common are Spanish, Haitian Creole, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, and Portuguese. Our schools proudly embrace this diversity.

The Office of Student Services (OSS) is responsible for providing a wide variety of services to CPS students with special needs to ensure equitable access and support for all, including those who are advanced or twice-exceptional learners.

The Role:

Under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services and the Director of Student Services, the Psychologist will conduct psychological assessments and serve as Team Chairperson for the school(s) to which they are assigned. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct and interpret psychological assessments resulting in comprehensive written reports that meet criteria in accordance with state and federal special education requirements
  • Chair school-based Special Education Team Meetings including , but not limited to, Initial Evaluations, Three Year Reevaluations, and Manifestation Determinations
  • Provide leadership to school-based Special Education Teams through technical assistance around implementation of state and federal special education law and regulations and Office of Special Education procedures
  • Develop and oversee the effective implementation of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) with appropriate documentation
  • Work closely with school staff to ensure that the learning, behavioral, and social-emotional needs of students are addressed
  • Serve as a staff resource with respect to disability categories, differentiated instruction, progress monitoring, and analysis of assessment results
  • Consult with administrators, special educators and related service providers, RtI Teams, general educators, parents, and outside agencies
  • Facilitate inter-agency (DCF, DYS, CBHI, DMH, etc.) collaboration with school-based Special Education Teams
  • Provide individual and/or group counseling as directed by supervisor
  • Serve as a liaison for students in Out of District Placements
  • Maintain appropriate standards of behavior, mutual respect, and safety
  • Carry out other related duties as may be designated

Your Skill Set: As the incoming Psychologist you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or higher
  • Massachusetts License: School Psychologist required
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills
  • Knowledge of state and federal special education laws and regulations
  • Experience working in an urban, multi-cultural school system with a variety of special education service models preferred

Cambridge Public Schools is committed to slowing and/or stopping the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, as a condition of employment with Cambridge Public Schools, all new hires will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than their first day of work. Written requests for either a religious exemption from this requirement based on sincerely held religious beliefs, or for a medical exemption based upon clear documentation from a medical provider should be submitted to the attention of the Chief Talent Officer.

If interested, please visit https://cpsd.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=5321 for the application link

Elementary Co-Teacher (Cambridge Montessori School Passport Program)

The Cambridge Montessori School’s Passport Auxiliary Programs provide extended day, vacation camps, and summer camp to families with students enrolled at the Cambridge Montessori School (CMS), as well as those in Cambridge and surrounding areas.

We are looking to hire additional staff for our toddler/primary and elementary extended day programs who may be interested in working at our program in the afternoon anywhere from 2-5 days per week. Our rates range from $20-25/hour depending on previous experience in this field and we can offer a maximum of 20 hours per week with some flexibility around candidates’ schedules and afternoon availability.

We’re looking for folks who enjoy working with children of various ages and who are reliable, communicative, and eager to learn and share their skills and interests. This opportunity is ongoing, as we have a winter and spring term, and then will be quickly transitioning to summer camp.

Please see the PDF below for more information and send your resume and references to Allison Lynch, Assistant Head of School at alynch@cambridgemontessori.org if you’re interested in applying.

CMS-Passport-ElementaryXDay-JobDescription.docx

Part time help (West Medford)

Hello! Our family is in need of part time help beginning September 18th. Must have a reliable car and a good driving record.

Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 3-6pm

Responsibilities: Drive two children (ages 9 and 12) from our home in West Medford to an after school program in Cambridge. Drive them home again when the program finishes. 3.5 miles each way.

Pay: $20/hr (negotiable)

Benefits: Guaranteed hours, 90 minutes of free time while the kids are in their program.

Contact: Sarah Florenz, sflorenz@gmail.com, 339-221-0362

After School Teachers (Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School, Cambridge)

Are you looking for just a few hours in the afternoons to have a great time supporting children in an informal joyful learning experience? Do you have specific skills that would be great club activities for elementary students? If so, check out the PDF below to learn more about this job opportunity!

BEE-After-School-Staff-Job-Description-SY-23-24.docx-1

To apply, contact: hr@banneker.org