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School District Position Description Position Title: Teacher, Adaptive Physical Education Department: Special Education Reports To: Director of Special Education, Building Principal SUMMARY: Plans and teaches physical activities to students with various disabilities. Coordinates community based sport and recreational activities. Works with the classroom teacher, occupational therapist, physical therapist, and other physical education teachers to provide the best possible environment and activities for the students. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned. Develops a sequential program plan of curriculum, reaching strategies, and lessons for each individual student. Plans and executes the evaluation, assessment and screening of students. Instructs individuals and groups in special education skill areas. Serves as a consultant to regular physical education teachers. Maintains contact with OT’s and PT’s working with students. Exposes students to community recreational activities that are available to them. Establishes and maintains appropriate records, reports and procedures. Maintains, secures, and orders physical education equipment. Travels to meet job requirements. Maintains regular attendance. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises students and instructional assistants. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor of Science in Education. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid teaching certificate with adaptive physical education certification. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of teachers, clients, and the general public. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community; ability to speak clearly and concisely in written or oral communication. Ability to maintain appropriate records and reports. Coordinate and/or participate in Special Olympics programs. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk, see and hear, (corrected or uncorrected). The employee is continuously standing and walking and may frequently run. The individual may frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk, squat, reach above the head or reach forward and repeat the same hand fine motion more than the average person. The employee will frequently drive while on the job to reach different building locations. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The teacher may be exposed to CRT’s. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may work indoors or outdoors and occasionally in temperatures above or below 100 to 32. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. The employee is frequently exposed to infection at a greater risk than the average person. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being and work output of students. Must be able to meet multiple demands from several people. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned. Approved by board agenda
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