Adapted Physical Education Teacher

JOB SUMMARY

This employee is responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program for adaptive physical education and meeting the duties of teaching as outlined in laws and policies. The teacher is responsible for the development, implementation, and modification of each student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  The teacher also conducts student assessments, utilizes data-based methods to guide instruction and to monitor student progress, and develops and implements researched and evidence-based teaching strategies. 

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

·  Develops and administers Physical Education classes consistent with school district goals and objectives

·  Teaches knowledge of, and develops skills and abilities in movement patterns and motor skills; concepts related to health, physical fitness, and the value of physical activity for a lifetime

·  Develops students' concepts in leadership, teamwork, responsibility and social skills; providing a safe and optimal learning environment; and appropriate feedback to regarding student progress, expectations, and goals

·  Conducts ongoing assessment of student growth and progress in physical educational activities, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs

·  Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research

·  Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws

·  Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents

·  Ensures that student conduct conforms to the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom

·  Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within physical education and grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and committees

·  Selects and requisitions appropriate instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records

·  Inspects equipment and field areas used to ensure they are in good and safe working order

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS

  1. Supervise class field trips and classroom outings as needed.
  2. Complete other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Able to perform significant, prolonged, and frequent amounts of walking, standing, sitting, stooping, squatting, bending, twisting, reaching, and kneeling.
  • Regular lifting of up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasional lifting of up to 30 pounds
  • Frequent use of computer and keyboard.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Office environment, indoors, climate-controlled.
  • Occasional exposure to infectious disease, parasites, bodily fluids, and blood-borne pathogens.
  • Potential exposure to physical contact from students, including slapping, hitting, punching, kicking, head-butting, and biting.
  • Mandatory use of Heartspring-standard personal protective equipment.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Analytical Thinking - the ability to analyze information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Dependability – job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and to fulfill obligations.
  • Education – knowledge of the principles and methods for curriculum design, teaching, and instruction for children.
  • Critical Thinking – using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Dependability – job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and to fulfill obligations.
  • Instructing - teaching others how to do something.
  • Leadership – willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  • Learning Strategies - selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Listening – ability to listen effectively and obtain information from others.
  • Microsoft Office - proficiency with Microsoft Office component programs.
  • Speaking – the ability to communicate orally in order to convey information effectively.
  • Technology – job requires the ability to use/operate a standard computer system and hand-held devices.
  • Writing – the ability to communicate in writing in order to convey information effectively.

 

Qualifications:

EDUCATIONAL, TRAINING, AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have a K-12 Endorsement in Physical Education.
  • Experience teaching students with cognitive delays/disabilities preferred.
  • Certification required in either low-incidence (functional) or high-incidence (adaptive), both preferred.
  • Must successfully complete all required orientation and training conducted by Heartspring staff.
  • Must maintain S&PA certification (annual).
  • Must maintain CPR certification.

Compensation:

Heartspring offers competitive wages based on a combination of experience and education.

Benefits:

Heartspring offers health, vision, and dental insurances, paid sick leave and paid vacation, and employees are eligible to begin contributions to a 403 (b) retirement vehicle immediately following hire.  Additionally, we cover national and state membership dues, CEUS up to $1000 annually, licensing, and professional development. Working at Heartspring could make you eligible for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness.

Reference Code:

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Creating hope and opportunity that changes the lives of children with special needs and their families

To apply for this position:

Please email your résumé and letter of interest to our HR Manager, Josh Mapes. jmapesREMOVE@heartspringREMOVE.org

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Heartspring is an equal opportunity employer. Heartspring does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability or genetics, pregnancy, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal law.

All job openings are located in Wichita, KS.

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