The primary purpose of this position is to provide academic instruction for middle and high school students who are deaf and hard of hearing in their primary mode of communication within a residential education setting in Physical Education. This position also coordinates all athletic events and physical education programs.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge and understanding regarding functioning, behaviors, needs, problems and attitudes of children who are deaf/hard of hearing including children who are deaf or hard of hearing who may have additional disabilities.
Knowledge of child development and ability to develop rapport with children.
Ability to comprehend and implement curricular objectives.
Ability to create and implement appropriate daily lesson plans.
Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions.
Ability to exercise good judgment in observing and recording behaviors, academic progress, etc.
Substantial knowledge of administrative, organizational, and financial skills.
Substantial knowledge of scheduling events, obtaining arenas, and managing various areas simultaneously.
Substantial knowledge of national, state and school system athletic policies and procedures to include, but not be limited to, OCS, NCHSAA and NFHS rules.
Substantial knowledge and understanding of health precautions especially as related to practices in extreme heat and other adverse conditions.
Ability to work effectively with students and adults engaged in the athletic program.
Ability to work effectively with teachers and staff to ensure that students are academically qualified to participate in sports.
Ability to respect academic standards and enforce them for student participation in athletic activities.
Ability to manage financial transactions ethically and within state constructs.
Ability to train assistant coaches regarding proper procedures and hold them accountable for enforcement.
Ability to treat staff and students with respect.
Ability to serve as a role model for students.