Physical Education Teacher
General Responsibilities Under the general direction of the Quest Academy Program Director, the Physical Education teacher is responsible for developing physical skills and abilities of students by implementing curriculum; documenting teaching and students' progress; and behavior management strategies to facilitate learning and promote positive behavior change for students whose educational needs are primarily the result of significant social, emotional and behavioral challenges.
We are recruiting for a Physical Education Teacher to serve Quest Academy in Longview, WA for the 2021-22 school year. This position will be .2 FTE (1 day per week), school year schedule.
Essential Functions/Other Functions Essential Functions:
- Facilitate skill-building in the areas of personal and social development including: goal setting, conflict resolution, anger management, decision making, communication and team building in conjunction with other staff.
- Design, implement, and continuously adjust instructional strategies to meet student individualized goals and objectives.
- Communicate with school personnel and gather information regarding educational needs.
- Design assessment strategies and collect continuous performance data to assess progress on student goals and objectives.
- Create and maintain a classroom environment and behavior management plan that facilitates learning and promotes positive student behaviors.
- Assess students' physical and perceptual motor needs, progress, expectations and goals for the purpose of giving feedback to students, parents and administration.
- Develops specialized equipment, goals and objectives for the purpose of improving students' motor skills.
- Work cooperatively and communicate with program staff, community resource team and parents.
- Gather data and prepare required reports and records.
- Develops and implements specially designed behavior intervention plans integrating Collaborative Problem Solving methodologies.
- Utilizes crisis prevention and intervention strategies including the use of CPI safe restraint in compliance with Washington State WACs and Emergency Response Protocol in situations where students pose imminent threat of serious bodily harm to themselves or others.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Works cooperatively with local district and/or private agency administration and staff, fulfilling responsibilities as a member of the school or facility.
- Compiles student data required under IDEA or necessary for local, state and federal reporting; assists the program secretary to maintain accurate student records.
- Maintains knowledge of best practices in the field, and demonstrates quality teaching techniques.
- Maintains a safe, therapeutic environment for students.