APE - Spectrum Academy North Salt Lake
Position Purpose: The Adapted Physical Education Teacher is responsible for providing adaptive physical education programs to children who meet state and federal regulations mandated for children with disabilities.
Description of Responsibilities: Attend team meetings and IEP meetings as directed by the Principal and/or Student Services Coordinator. Evaluate referred students to determine APE needs. Collaborate with team in discussing, developing, and implementing student IEP’s and intervention programs. Adapt the education environment, equipment, materials, and activities to meet the specific needs of the individual student, including but not limited to, addressing IEP goals in P.E. gym. Provide direct feedback to appropriate team members regarding student evaluations, progress and parent contacts pertinent to adapted physical education services. Collect physical education program data to evaluate student progress. Share data with the school team and parents. Consult and collaborate with team members and Para Educators, to schedule services and to modify student’s programs. Maintain a current special education inventory of APE equipment. Supervise, teach and monitor student teachers, peer tutors and other staff assigned to assist with programming. Assure that essential child data (i.e., assessments, and observations, completed SCRAM records, etc.) is in the student’s primary file and secured in a locked central file cabinet. Assure confidentiality of all students’ information. Participates in family educational opportunities, including but not limited to Parent Empowerment Nights. Conducts student education and outreach opportunities, including assemblies and/or classroom instruction. Adheres to and supports Board policy, School guidelines, and administrative rules and directives. Maintains accurate case records and documentation. Maintains current knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations and abides by said laws and regulations with emphasis on persons with disabilities, child welfare, mental health, confidentiality, and student and parent rights. Participates in in-service activities and staff meetings promoted by the School. Performs other duties as assigned by the Student Services Coordinator or School Principal.