Candidates who are blind or visually impaired and/or deaf or hard of hearing are encouraged to apply for this position and may be given preference in hiring as permitted by federal laws. Information related to disability is not required, and if disclosed voluntarily, will be used only in AIDB’s efforts to create opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Non-disclosure will not subject any applicant to adverse treatment.
- Must hold an Alabama Teaching Certificate with an endorsement in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.
- Endorsement and/or hours in Adaptive Physical Education is preferred. If a current endorsement is not held, endorsement must be obtained within the first thirty (30) months of employment.
- Experience working with children with disabilities in education or rehabilitation settings is preferred.
- Certification by the American Red Cross in Aquatics required with Senior Life Saving minimum within the first twelve (12) months of employment. Candidates not holding this requirement must note that no activities occurring in or around the pool area can be conducted without an employee currently holding this certification present.
- Must have valid Alabama Driver’s License and obtain a CDL/Bus Driver’s License within the first twenty-four (24) months of employment. Must maintain yearly certification for Alabama School Bus Driver’s License.
- Conducts initial assessment of all students assigned and utilizes assessment information to develop appropriate goals and objectives for instruction.
- Development of IEP for each student and implements the program, planning activities and tasks to carry out the plan.
- Develops pleasant, consistent environments for learning.
- Writes lesson plans for each student; maintains documentation of progress and submits lesson plans according to schedule.
- Prepares appropriate materials needed to implement the IEP and lesson plans.
- Regularly evaluate the child's progress and alter the child’s plan accordingly.
- Sets and maintains appropriate standards for classroom behavior.