Anticipated Teacher – Physical Education For Students With Disabilities – Jackson County, MI

Position Type:
Special Education
Location:
Lyle Torrant Center
Date Available:
08/19/2019
Closing Date:
05/10/2019 by 4:30 PM

Summary: Provides instruction in physical education to special education students whose disability precludes integration in regular physical education classes, and provides supportive service to regular physical education teachers who have students with disabilities integrated into their programs, and to special education classroom teachers who are delivering physical education services.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities: Work is performed under the general supervision of administration. An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following: (Does not include all tasks employee may be expected to perform.)

  • Plans, organizes, schedules and executes a comprehensive adaptive Physical Education Program for students with disabilities, whose disabilities preclude integration in regular physical education without supports and/or modifications.
  • Plans and teaches physical activities to students with various disabilities.
  • Works with classroom teachers, OTs, P.T.s, and social workers to provide the best possible environment and activities for the students.
  • Maintains contact with OTs and P.T.s working with students to ensure appropriate information sharing regarding students’ abilities and restrictions.
  • Coordinates community based sport-recreational-social outings and otherwise exposes students to community recreational activities that are available to them.
  • Maintains, secures and orders physical education equipment.
  • Coordinates scheduling of gymnasiums with other P.E. teachers at various schools.
  • Instructs individuals and groups in special education skill areas.
  • Plans curriculum, lessons and teaching methods.
  • Evaluates, assesses and screens students.
  • Develops and implements plans to meet individual students’ and program needs.
  • Establishes and maintains appropriate records, reports and procedures.
  • Travels to meet job requirements.
  • Related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervises students and teacher 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’s degree in Education.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid Michigan Teaching Certificate with endorsement in physical education, special education or both, and meet the Michigan requirements to teach physical education for students with disabilities. Have and maintain CPR, Advanced Life Saving, and First Aid certificates. Current Water Safety Instructor Certificate preferred.

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 managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to speak clearly and concisely in written and oral communication.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned.

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 clear and concisely in written or oral communication.

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 or hear. The employee 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 occasionally drive while on the job to reach different building locations. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 90 pounds, with and without assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may work indoors or outdoors. 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. The employee works with chemicals, including chlorine used in therapy pool.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) 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.

Pre-employment Screening: Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment for a position with JCISD will be required to successfully complete a background check, a pre-employment physical to determine ability to perform the desired position (with or without reasonable accommodations) and a drug test.

Employment Date, Salary, and Fringe Benefits: Anticipated employment date is August 19, 2019. Placement on the Special Education Certified Salary Schedule will depend on qualifications and experience. New employee starting salary range is $47,349 – $74,243. Paid health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurances, sick and personal business days.

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL MAY 10, 2019 BY 4:30 PM

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) 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.

The Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, (including sexual orientation or transgender identity), disability, age (except as authorized by law), religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, (collectively, “Protected Classes”), in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.

The Superintendent shall appoint and publicize the name of the compliance officer(s) who is/are responsible for coordinating the District’s efforts to comply with applicable Federal and State laws and regulations, including the District’s duty to address in a prompt and equitable manner any inquiries or complaints regarding discrimination or denial of equal access. The Compliance Officer(s) shall also verify that proper notice on nondiscrimination for Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (as amended), Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act is provided to staff members and the general public.

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