District Elementary Health and Physical Education Specialist (Healthy Lifestyles)
Job Title: District Elementary Health and Physical Education Specialist (Healthy Lifestyles)
FTE: 0.5 FTE
Contract Days: This position is on the 185 calendar + 5 additional days
Anticipated Start Date: August 18, 2020
FLSA Status: Exempt
This position is benefits eligible
Starting Salary: Certified Schedule
Priority Screen Date: Close of business on April 26, 2020
This is a 0.5 FTE teacher on special assignment (TSA) position to support K-12 Health and PE teachers and activities in the district. The specialist reports directly to Executive Director of Teaching and Learning. The specialist works an additional five (5) days beyond a regular teacher contract.
Essential Job Functions:
The district Healthy Lifestyles Specialist has specialized knowledge of research, effective instructional strategies, and varied assessment practices in physical education and health.
The specialist coordinates curriculum and resources for teachers and paraprofessionals in physical education and health in grades K-12. There is a specific focus on preparing and supporting elementary paraprofessionals in PE positions.
The specialist engages teachers in coherent and on-going professional learning that supports continuous growth of pedagogical content knowledge. This is achieved through District-wide professional learning offerings that may be designed, facilitated, or organized by the specialist.
The specialist facilitates and participates in a variety of meetings and committees to support a coherent, connected curriculum and to support teachers in meeting high standards for student achievement.
The specialist will chair the District Human Sexuality Committee and run open meetings following the required Open Meeting procedures.
The specialist will write grants to augment services provided in their content areas and maintain records and files for the program.
The specialist will need to be able to transport materials and equipment as needed to various sites to support teachers and professional development.
- Current Utah Teaching License (or ability to have one before the contract begins)
- A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in either Health education or Physical Education
- Five years successful teaching experience in Physical Education or/or Health
- Ability to work effectively with others and to act as a liaison with district personnel, school administrators, teachers and outside entities such as the local and state health departments, Utah State Board of Education specialists, specialist in other districts, and state and national organizations such as SHAPE, etc.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to varied audiences
- A clear understanding of physical education and health core curriculum and related legislation and requirements
- Demonstrated experience in working with diverse student populations
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching and learning and the ability to model effective strategies to engage students in physical activity
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build collaborative/cooperative relationships
- Ability to teach and model lessons on literacy and numeracy in a physical education classroom
- Experience developing and presenting professional development to adults
- Experience teaching adaptive PE
- Bilingual (Spanish preferred)
- Risks found in the typical work environment which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations.
- Driving to work locations
- Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work: however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying light items, etc…