Physical Education/Health Teacher

Job | Posted 21 days ago


·Position Type:        Physical Education/Health Teacher   

·Position Guide:       Certified Personnel
                                   Bargaining Position 
                                   Nine (9) Months

REPORTS TO:          Program Coordinator –Physical Education & Health
                                  Junior High School Principal(s) of the school(s) to which assigned;
                                  Elementary school principal(s) of the school(s) to which assigned

JOB SUMMARY:            
To instruct students (in grades Prek-8) with the knowledge and skills of related physical education activities in a positive environment that promotes healthy lifetime healthy lifestyles.
The information contained in this job description is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties performed by the individual holding this position may be assigned.


  1. Professional Educator License with Physical Education and Health Education Endorsement
  2. Must Be NCLB Highly Qualified.
  3. The ability to enhance true physical and social-emotional development of the child in relationship to the four components of fitness
  4. Demonstrated capabilities in leadership, public and community relations, academic competence.
  5. Applicants must possess effective behavior management skills.
  6. Applicants must be able to structure a classroom to maximized student learning.
  7. Applicant must be able to establish effective communication skills with a variety of stakeholders.
  8. Demonstrated capabilities in leadership, public and community relations, academic competence.
  9. Strong technology skills
  1. Create and maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning.
  2. Inspire and motivate students to achieve the maximum of their capabilities in learning new skills.
  3. Encourage each child and help them to develop a sense of worth, dignity, purpose and self-discipline.
  4. Implement various programs designed to achieve the educational objectives of the District.
  5. Seek assistance from building level administration and/or the program coordinator, as may be necessary, particularly in areas of student misbehavior.
  6. Keep accurate records for each student as may be required by the program coordinator, the principal, and the district.
  7. Requisition at the building level instructional materials and supplies as they are needed / required.
  8. Attend meetings called by the program coordinator or building principal.
  9. Follow the physical education guidelines particularly those that ensure student safety while in the learning environment.
  10. Conduct on-going professional communication with parents of students, including parent-teacher conferences.
  11. Participate in in-service training programs authorized by the district superintendent.
  12. Participate in workshops and clinics as assigned by the program coordinator.
  13. Assume other responsibilities and duties as may be assigned by the program coordinator or building principal in keeping with the policies of District 86.

  1. Strong communication, public relation, and interpersonal skills.
  2. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written form using a variety of communication techniques and tools to ensure the appropriate flow of information, collaborative efforts, and feedback.
  3. Ability to compose correspondence, reports, and/or other required written materials.
  4. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret information.
  5. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions, inquiries, and/or complaints.
  6. Displays courtesy, tact, and respect when dealing with others.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:                           
Ability to perform basic math using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals consistent with the duties of this position.
  1. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions and information furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  2. Ability to identify and define problem(s), collect and analyze data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  1. Maintains appropriate confidentiality.
  2. Promotes a harassment-free environment.
  3. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships; demonstrates a commitment to teamwork.
  4. Ability to learn and utilize office equipment, computers, and software especially as systems are updated.
  5. Ability to react well under pressure, handle and balance multiple demands at one time, work with frequent interruptions, and perform duties and tasks at expected levels of professionalism.
  6. Extensive knowledge of and ability to perform duties in compliance with all district, Board, state and federal laws, methods, requirements, policies, procedures, and activities pertinent to the duties of this position.
  7. Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  8. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate files and records.
  9. Ability to meet strict deadlines.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:                          
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.                                                              
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk, and hear.The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters when performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.                                                                          
Employee experiences constant interruptions and inflexible deadlines.  The noise level in this environment is quiet to moderate.  Duties are performed primarily indoors and occasionally outdoors.  In-district and out-of-town travel required as necessary for training and/or to carry out duties and responsibilities.

Salary and Benefits: 
Bargaining Agreement Union Position:  The salary schedules for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years are attached as Appendix on link:  
*Maximum 10 years full time Certified Teaching Experience

Application Procedures:  Applications are considered complete when all required materials are submitted including:  1) an on-line application, 2) a letter of interest in the position, 3) unofficial copies of all college and/or university transcripts, and 4) list three  recent references with email address from past or current professional employment.  The District uses an on-line application that will be available at  All required documents should be attached to your on-line application.

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Joliet Public School District 86

420 N. Raynor Avenue, Joliet, IL 60435
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $13,341

% ELL Students


State Average: 10%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.71

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



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