Paraprofessional - PE
Looking to make a difference in an innovative and dynamic non-profit agency? UCP of Central Florida unlocks the potential of thousands of children each year at our campuses, pediatric therapy clinics and parent support programs.
What UCP Offers
Our mission at UCP is to empower children with and without disabilities to achieve their potential by providing individualized support, education and therapy services in an inclusive environment. When you join UCP of Central Florida you partner with a team that is making a positive impact on the futures of our children. For over 60 years, we have been dedicated to enriching the lives of children of all abilities across Central Florida as 8 campuses: Downtown Orlando, East Orlando (near UCF), Kissimmee, Pine Hills, Lake Mary, and Winter Garden.
UCP of Central Florida offers a competitive benefit package available to all employees! Some perks to being a UCP Team Member include: health insurance (free option after the first year), dental insurance options, free life insurance, paid time off, discounted on-site childcare, 403B/Retirement match, short & long term disability, and support in continuing your education.
The PE Para is responsible for organizing games and challenges that promote physical activity among children and young adults from kindergarten to high school with and without disabilities. The PE Para should have an awareness of evidence-based age-appropriate physical education curriculum and instructional strategies, enthusiasm for innovative practices, willingness to participate as an active member of a multi-disciplinary team, and possess the ability to adapt activities in order to incorporate the diverse strengths of students.
This position has the potential to cover more than one campus.
Implement physical education activities aligned with Sunshine State/Common Core Standards that have been designed and planned by the PE teacher. Support individual students motor skills/fitness levels and create adaptations as needed. Provide input on goals/objectives and current status for IEPs (as appropriate) Utilize various organizational and motivational strategies that promote maximum participation. Ensure students learn the relationship between health and wellness with the components of healthy nutrition. Conduct required number of physical education classes weekly. Communicate with PE teacher team, classroom teachers and therapists on special requirements for individual students. Consult with teachers to ensure behavior plans are carried over during Physical Education instruction. Performs other Duties as Assigned