The person who holds this position will provide Adapted Physical Education (APE) services and supports to students with documented services in their Individualized Education Plans (IEP) or 504 plans. This person provides supports to current physical education teachers with strategies for accommodating and supporting students with adapted needs.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
- Working knowledge and integration of APENS.
- Demonstrated understanding of learning theory, current curriculum, effective teaching strategies, child growth and development and the social/emotional needs of children K-12, especially for children who require accommodations to meet curricular objectives.
- Demonstrated experience addressing specific needs of individuals with accommodations or disabilities.
- Demonstrated ability in written and oral communication.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills when working with diverse groups (students, parents, teachers, administrators, other professionals, community agency representatives).
- Knowledge of disabilities and accommodations/supports to access the general education curriculum.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Plans instruction and supports instruction and provides for appropriate learning experiences for students in varied settings (classroom, gymnasium, outdoors).
- Provides balanced instruction in a variety of individual, partner, and group activities for students in need of adapted physical education services.
- Supervises students in a variety of school-related settings (classroom, gymnasium, locker room, hallways, fields, etc.).
- Maintains discipline and order of students in physical education class.
- Monitors and evaluates student activities and outcomes.