Overview Responsible for planning, developing, delivering and evaluating appropriate individualized adaptive physical educational services and instruction for special needs students in both self-contained and integrated settings, in consultation with other school personnel. Responsibilities Develops physical education curriculum appropriate to exceptional needs of students. Develops short and long term learning goals and objectives according to program guidelines and the IEP Conducts daily classroom activities reflecting IEP goals and objectives. Organizes games and challenges that promote physical activity among children and young adults from kindergarten to high school. Employs various teaching techniques, methods and principles of learning to enable students to meet their IEP goals in the area of physical education. Establishes and maintains student control and safety protocol in the gym and participation areas. Establish an instructional pace consistent with students' learning process. Monitors student performance and progress, adjusting instruction as necessary Compiles and maintains necessary records and progress notes. Plans and supervises the functions of teacher aides/assistants. Facilitates extra-curricular physical education programs. Serves as a substitute teacher in the educational classroom, as necessary. Maintains an approved schedule and acceptable level of attendance.
Qualifications Education – Bachelor’s degree required; coursework in adaptive PE preferred. Experience – Experience working with special needs students in group situations and/or classroom environment preferred. Occupational and/or recreational therapy experience. Regulatory 21 years of age Current, valid Arizona Driver’s License and 39 month Motor Vehicle Report to meet insurance requirements. Eligible for DPS Level I fingerprint clearance. First Aide, CPR and CPI certification (Employer provides). Initial current negative TB test result, within the prior 12 months (Employer provides)