Special Education - Adapted Physical Education
Job | Posted 2 months ago
|Supervisor:||Director of Special Education|
|Employment Period:||10 months|
|Salary:||Teacher scale -- commensurate with experience|
|Start date:||August 2023|
Adapted physical education teachers are PE teachers that are trained to evaluate and assess motor competency, physical fitness, play, recreation, leisure and sports skills. Adapted physical education teachers are then capable of developing and implementing an IEP program based on the findings of their assessment.
Adapted physical education teachers must have knowledge and competencies in the following:
- Developmental teaching methods in physical and motor fitness, fundamental motor skills and skills in individual sports and other activities, as well as group sports and games
- Knowledge of motor control for teaching physical education to individuals with disabilities
- Knowledge of developmental sequences and motor characteristics associated with a number of disabilities
- Skills in a number of physical education techniques and procedures for developing individualized education programs in PE
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Instructs students in adaptive physical education in accordance with the course of study adopted by the Board of Education.
- Enables students to develop an appreciation of the importance of physical education.
- Develops lessons appropriate to the needs and abilities of each assigned student.
- Provides individual/small group instruction that meets desired goals and provides the best use of available class time in collaboration with the general education PE teacher.
- Assists students with developing healthy lifestyle behaviors and social skills.
- Identifies student needs and cooperates with other staff members in helping students solve health, attitude and learning problems.
- Uses a variety of instructional techniques appropriate for the ages and skill level of students.
- Interprets the abilities and disabilities of students and works cooperatively with classroom teachers who have physically restricted/mentally challenged students in regular classes.
- Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior and creates a safe, orderly and effective environment for learning.
- Evaluates student performance and social growth and prepares regular progress reports.
- Conferences with parent/guardians regarding behavior observations and the performance of students.
- Assists with screening, evaluating and recommending placements of students in the school’s adaptive physical education program.
- Maintains thorough records for each student.
- Selects, requisitions and maintains instructional materials and aids.
- Conducts professional development opportunities for PE teachers annually.
- Organizes/implements division-wide programs such as Little Feet Meet.
- Participates in IEP development meetings, attends as indicated by building LEA.
- Advise education professionals of students’ physical abilities or disabilities and the accommodations required to enhance their school performance.
- Prepares teaching materials for the purpose of implementing lesson plans and documenting student progress.
- Evaluate the motor needs of individual students to determine their needs for APE services.
- Attends staff development programs, curriculum development meetings and other professional activities.
- Keeps abreast of developments and research in the field of adapted physical education.
- Performs any other related duties as assigned by the administrator.
- Must possess or be eligible for a teaching license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia with an endorsement in Physical Education or completion of a bachelor's degree and additional coursework necessary to obtain a teaching license. Preference given to those who have completed an approved teacher prep program.
- Three years of teaching experience preferred.
- Experience designing programs for physically restricted/mentally challenged students preferred.
- Must possess effective instructional delivery techniques and skills.
- Must possess an in-depth knowledge in the areas of adaptive physical education, nutrition, weight management, physical fitness, stress management and adult health education.
- Must possess knowledge of the needs of physically restricted/mentally challenged students.
- Must possess the ability to instruct students in adaptive physical education.
- Must possess a valid CPR/First Aid Instructor certification.
- Must possess excellent organizational and communication skills.
- Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school administrators, employees, parents and students.
- Participation in the Adapted PE Content Teaching Academy (CTA) required. CAPE certification preferred but not required. Secure certification within two years.
You may apply anytime before midnight on the closing date. Please provide the following information:
- Teaching License. If no teaching license, please upload unofficial transcripts and test scores (Praxis II, VCLA, RVE).
- Most recent performance evaluation. Please upload student teaching evaluation if new to the profession.
Hampton City Schools does not discriminate in employment against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, disability or other protected class. Personnel decisions are based on merit and the ability to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Executive Director of Human Resources, One Franklin Street, Hampton, VA 23669; (757) 727-2300Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.