Adaptive Physical Education Paraprofessional

Position Summary:

A Paraprofessional is responsible for providing hands-on support to the Adaptive Physical Education Teacher when preparing lessons and teaching students in the APE classroom. Their duties include but are not limited to: helping with skill development during APE activities, tracking a student’s grades, assisting with IEPs and Progress Reports, and setting up and taking down the APE classroom materials.

Primary Functions:

  • Serve as a guide in instructing students in proper skill development.
  • Assist the APE teacher in keeping records for grading and attendance.
  • Get materials and equipment ready and put away for APE class.
  • Reinforce activities by reviewing material one-on-one or in small groups with APE students.
  • Supervise and assist students during and between APE classes, field trips, and on the playground where needed.
  • Assist students who need additional help learning a specific skill.
  • Aide the APE Teacher in IEP and Progress report development.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and verbal communication.
  • Ability to assist in APE classroom instruction and skill development.
  • Ability to work closely with children with disabilities.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Ability to remain calm and patient in all situations.
  • Knowledge of Lifetime Sports and skills.
  • CPR/AED Certification
  • Covid-19 Vaccine Required per Federal Mandate
  • Able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (100lbs+)  or assist in doing so.


  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Disability
  • Education, professional development, and scholarship opportunities
  • Vacation, Sick, and Holiday Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

Heartspring is an EEO employer. 

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All job openings are located in Wichita, KS.

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