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Welcome to the Human Resources Department

There are many benefits associated with a position with the Lynn Public Schools. Among others, we offer:

Health, Life and Dental Insurance, Retirement Options, Annuities, Direct Deposit,
Credit Union and an Employee Assistance Program

New employees have thirty days in which to enroll for health, dental and life insurance. If you choose not to enroll within the first thirty days, employees must wait for open enrollment, which occurs in June each year. The Personnel Office notifies all employees about the exact dates of open enrollment.

The School Department offers Harvard Pilgrim health insurance plans. The department contributes 75% of the premium and the employee 25%. There is no employer contribution for the Altus Dental Insurance plan.

Detailed information about the rates and payroll deductions and other benefits are available in the School Department Personnel Office.

It is the policy and practice of the Lynn School Department to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act and ensure the equal employment for all qualified persons with disabilities. The School Department is committed to ensuring nondiscrimination in all terms, conditions and privileges of employment.

Reasonable accommodation is available to all employees and applicants, including work accessibility, as long as the accommodation does not cause undue hardship on the Department.

The Lynn School Department strives to fill open positions with the most capable and experienced individuals. How vacancies are posted depends on the type of position. Various procedures are stated below. With few exceptions, the Superintendent is the appointing authority for positions.

Employment offers are conditional, pending the results of a pre-employment physical examination and criminal background investigation (CORI).

New employees will be asked to furnish proof of United States citizenship or proof that they are legal aliens entitled to work. Letters of application for teaching and administrative positions should be directed to:

Barbara Rafuse, Director of Human Resources
Lynn School Department, 100 Bennett Street Lynn, MA 01905

Please include a statement granting permission for community staff review of credentials, a current resume, three letters of reference and transcripts.

Under no circumstances is it appropriate for a candidate to communicate in any form with a member of the School Committee or hiring authority concerning candidacy any time before final action is taken by the Committee regarding the vacancy being filled.

Our Department Information

List Human Resources Department
  Phone
Fax
Address
(781) 593-1680
(781) 477-7312
100 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA 01905
 

Monday - Friday

Regular Hours:
Monday - Thursday 7:45 AM - 3:45 PM
Friday 7:45 AM - 2:45 PM

Summer/Vacation Hours:
Monday - Thursday 7:45 AM - 2:45 PM
Friday 7:45 AM - 12:45 PM

List Barbara C. Rafuse | Director of Human Resources
  Contact
Phone
E-mail

Barbara C. Rafuse | Dir. of Human Resources
x 3162

brafuse@lynnschools.org

Contact
Phone
E-mail
Christine Frazier | HR Office Assistant
x 3106
frazierc@lynnschools.org
Contact
Phone
E-mail
Michelle Doucette | Benefits
x 3101
doucettem@lynnschools.org
Contact
Phone
E-mail
Kristine Johnson | Workers Compensation
x 3134
johnsonk@lynnschools.org
Contact
Phone
E-mail

Rosemary Provencher | Employment Applications
x 3130
provenr@lynnschools.org

Contact
Phone
E-mail
Angie Johnson | Computer Operator
x 3109
ajohnson@lynnschools.org

Welcome To The 2014-2015 New Employee Webpage

Please review the instructions below which outline the steps and support documents required for your application. There is also a link to our online scheduler so that you can make an appointing with Human Resources to submit your paperwork and receive health insurance information. The application instructions and document packet are available for download below.

Important Applicant Information

Along with your application, please bring two forms of identification with you:

  • Driver’s License
  • Social Security Card or Official Birth Certificate
  • Current Passport

Please bring original college transcripts in a sealed envelope.

Any prior teaching experience for salary consideration:
Official verification of prior full-time teaching experience from your previous employer.

Please complete, print and return the following forms:  New Employee Forms.  Please keep for your records the LPS Policies and Procedures forms.

Please click on the link below to schedule an appointment in Human Resources,  to submit your paperwork for review, and to receive health insurance information.

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

New Item Lynn Schools New Employee Forms (PDF)
  New Employee Application Instructions
  New Employee Document Packet

Practicum | Internship Information Webpage | 2014-2015

Welcome!

The Lynn Public Schools is pleased to accept applications for student teaching, student intern, and student nursing as well as student observation assignments.  Please select the appropriately titled form for the type of assignment for which you would like to be considered.  Follow the instructions at the top of the form. 

Please note:  All candidates for internships/practicums other than observations must complete both a National Criminal Background Check (fingerprinting) and CORI before beginning an assignment.  The CORI application form is located on this page.  The link to make an appointment for fingerprinting is also on this page for your convenience.  All candidates for observations only must complete a CORI application before beginning observations.

New Item Lynn Schools New Practicum | Internship Forms (PDF)
  Student Intern Application
  Student Nurse Application
  Student Teacher Practicum Application
  Observation Request Form
  CORI Application
  Fingerprinting Student Teacher Letter

Fingerprinting IG Logo

In January 2013, a new law was signed by Governor Patrick requiring certain school employees or volunteers of educational or internship programs that may have direct and unmonitored contact with children to undergo national criminal background checks.  As a student teacher/nurse/intern your practicum placement is subject to the results of the finger-print based national criminal background check, a CORI application and the district’s suitability determination concerning this assignment. 

At this stage, you must register for a fingerprinting appointment at one of the enrollment centers.  For directions to and hours of operation of the center located nearest you and to Register for an Appointment visit the Identogo website.
You may also register by phone by calling 1 (866) 349-8130.

The district’s 8 digit DESE organizational code is 01630000.  Please use the code as the Provider ID during registration.  You are allowed to notify up to 10 districts of the results of the finger-print based national criminal background check without incurring any additional costs.

You must bring your registration confirmation number with you to your fingerprinting appointment.  Please schedule your appointment as soon as possible.  You will not begin your assignment before an appointment is scheduled.
Fingerprints will not be taken without identification.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. 

Current Job Postings | Last Update December 16, 2014

Clipboard Vice Principal | Marshall Middle School
  Posted: December 16, 2014 Closing: Friday, January 16, 2015 | Noon
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  Posted: December 16, 2014 Closing: Friday, January 16, 2015 | Noon
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The Lynn Public Schools is currently interviewing for the following positions:
Clipboard TEACHER SUBSTITUTES
Day to day for all grade levels.  Requires a minimum of 60 college credits, Bachelor’s degree preferred..
An official transcript is required
Clipboard TEACHER AIDE SUBSTITUTES
Day to day for all grade levels.  Requires a minimum of 48 college credits. 
An official transcript is required
Clipboard LUNCH AIDE SUBSTITUTES
Day to day for the elementary schools.
High School Diploma or GED is required
Clipboard As part of the application process, candidates are required to submit to a national fingerprint-based criminal background check in addition to a state CORI check.
Apply in person to the Human Resources office, 100 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA
EOE/ADA/AA/M/F/VETS/TITLE IX
   
 
Clipboard Teacher Openings | School Year 2014-2015
  ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
-ESL
-Health
-Math
-Music
-Reading
-School Social Worker

Special Education
-Resource Inclusion
-Emotionally Impaired
-Intellectually Impaired
-Multi-handicapped
  MIDDLE SCHOOL
-ESL
-Math
-Reading
-Science
-SEI English
-SEI Math
-SEI Science
-.5 French/.5 Spanish
-Industrial Arts/Tech Ed
-Instructional Technology
-Library Media Specialist
Special Education
-Emotionally Impaired
-Intellectually Impaired
  HIGH SCHOOL
-Biology
-Chemistry
-Math
-Instructional Technology
-ESL
Special Education
-English
-Foreign Language: French
-Math
-Severe Disabilities 6-12
-Social Studies
-Theatre/Drama
  VOCATIONAL TECH. SCHOOL
-Automotive Collision
-Child Care & Development
-Electronics
-Engineering
-Health Technology
-Machine Tool Technology
 
  SPECIAL EDUCATION
-(3) Behavioral Specialists (BCBA)
-Vision
 

To be considered for any of the above anticipated openings candidates must hold a Department of Elementary & Secondary License for the grade level/subject area. Candidates may submit a cover letter, resume, three (3) letters of reference and transcripts to brafuse@lynnschools.org or frazierc@lynnschools.org

Please use the tabs on the left and the navigation above to learn more about our district and to view the job postings, requirements and application instructions.

Lynn School Job Application Guidelines

Administrative: Vacancy announcements for administrative opportunities are posted throughout the School Department. Typically, applicants have thirty days to submit their letters of application, resumes, certifications and references to the personnel office.

Teacher Vacancies: The school personnel department maintains a resume bank of teacher applications, including their certification areas and levels. As vacancies occur, principals and directors access this resource to interview and recommend qualified teaching applicants to the Superintendent. Teacher applicants must submit a resume, copy of their license(s) and official college transcript(s) to the personnel office to apply for positions.

Substitute Teachers: All substitute teachers must have formally applied for substitute teaching positions through the personnel office and be processed for a CORI . Applicants for substitute teaching positions must have completed a minimum of two years of college.

Teacher Aides | Lunch Aides: Applicants may complete the necessary paperwork for these positions in the personnel office. Subsequently, they will be placed on a day to day-on call list for substitute assignments. Employment is contingent on a criminal background investigation.

Civil Service Positions: Many of the School department's positions are classified as Civil Service. Hiring and promotion practices for these positions are mandated by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 31. See Massachusetts Division of Human Resources

Labor Service positions do not require an exam as part of the application process. Initially, individuals register for Labor Service positions at the Lynn City Hall personnel Department. Registrations remain active for five years.

As Labor Service vacancies occur within the School Department, the School Personnel Office requisitions City Hall for applicants.


Apply For A Job

Applicants should be reminded that in accordance with the General Laws, Chapter 39, Section 33B, the confidential nature of the application will be honored until such time as the screening has taken place and semi-finalists have been selected.

Any person who wishes information concerning the application of Title IX of Chapter 622 should contact Mr. Michael Geary, Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instruction (Health), 100 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA 01905, telephone # (781) 593-1680 ext. 3148.

Inquiries concerning non-discrimination policies may also be referred to the Regional Director, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, J.W. McCormack P.O.C.H., Room 222, Boston, MA 02109-4557.

The Lynn School Department accepts all state and federal laws regarding the possession and/or use of illegal drugs as binding on its employees and therefore, all employees are prohibited from possessing, using, or distributing illicit drugs or alcohol on school premises or at any school-sponsored activity.

We Accept Job Applications In Two Basic Ways:

Conventional Written Application Form: You may pick up an application at the Personnel Department. You may fill it out there or you can take it with you and mail it back after you have filled it out.

Mail It To: Barbara Rafuse, Director of Human Resources
Lynn School Department, 100 Bennett Street Lynn, MA 01905
Phone: (781) 593-1680

Resume Format: The Lynn Public Schools prefers that you submit resumes in the following format to include:

Education, Certification / Licenses, Qualifications Profile, Experience, Awards
and Professional Affiliations TOP

If you already know what job you would like to apply for, you can CLICK ON THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION FORM below to download and print our Job Application Form. However, the complete Application package must be finalized in the Personnel office.

Non-Discrimination Policy: It is the policy of the Lynn Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, home status, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities in compliance with Title VI and VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments to the Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and M.G.L., Ch.76. Sec. 5, M.G.L., Ch. 151B, and M.G.L., Ch. 151C.

New Item Lynn Schools Employment Application Form Download (PDF)
  Employment Application Form
  Additional Requirements
The following requirements must also be included with the application above:
- Copies of your Official College Transcripts
- Two forms of official Identification

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