Adapted Physical Education Teacher

2019-20 Teaching Positions San Francisco, California


Description

About KIPP Bay Area Schools
KIPP is a non-profit network of 224 college-preparatory, public charter schools across the country educating early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. KIPP schools are united by a common mission, a commitment to excellence, and a belief that if we help children develop the academic and character strengths they need for college and choice-filled lives, they will be able to build a better tomorrow for themselves, for their communities, and for us all.

There are currently 15 KIPP schools across the Bay Area educating nearly 6,000 students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City and supporting over 3,000 alumni around the country. 

Position Overview
Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Special Education, the Adapted PE Teacher (APE) develops, adopts and implements specialized physical education programs in the motor domain for individual students.  The APE teacher positively motivates the student to develop appropriate skills, attitudes, and knowledge; utilizes a variety of instructional techniques appropriate to students’ abilities; and creates a safe and orderly learning environment in collaboration with school teams. This is a part-time position working out of our San Francisco school. The Adapted PE Teacher will be working 1-2 hours per week. 

Responsibilities

Program Development

  • Assessment. Perform comprehensive motor assessments to identify the physical education needs of students; prepare thorough and accurate reports in a timely manner; present and interpret results and make specific program recommendations to IEP teams.
  • Goals. Assist in the development of IEP goals for the purpose of improving students' motor skills. 
  • Instruction. Apply principles of motor learning during the planning and teaching of physical education to students with disabilities; use a variety of instructional techniques appropriate for the ages and skill level of students to meet their IEP goals. 
  • Progress monitoring. Monitor student progress to ensure student achievement and progress towards IEP goals and adjust intervention strategies based on student performance; complete progress reports in accordance with KIPP Bay Area Public Schools and school-specific guidelines.

Consultation

  • Physical education teachers. Consult with physical education staff for the purpose of providing program continuity.   
  • Paraeducators. In coordination with special education teachers, plan and supervise the functions of paraeducators to provide an effective program and to maximize student physical performance. 
  • Teachers. Interpret the physical abilities and disabilities of students; consult with, train and model scaffolding strategies to special education and general education teachers, other KIPP personnel and parents to facilitate student physical development and achievement.  
  • Parents. Provide consultation with parents to assist in understanding child development as related to physical education; develop methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.
  • School leadership.  Serve as a resource to school leaders in areas related to adapted physical education and staff development.

Equity and Diversity

  • Equity. Recognize issues of equity that affect routine interactions with other people and organizations.
  • Flexibility. Modify or adapt the routine practice to effectively meet these diverse needs. 
  • Cultural sensitivity. Demonstrate sensitivity and skills needed to work with families, students, and staff from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Professional Practice 

  • Ethical Practice. Apply ethics and standards of professional practice in the workplace and observe relevant laws and policies that govern practice. 
  • Time Management.  Adhere to IDEA timelines and to schedules, policies, and procedures as determined by KIPP Bay Area Public Schools. 
  • Team Member.  Attend and participate in a variety of meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, and committees, including, but not limited to, IEPs, parent‐teacher conferences, and Student Study Meetings. 
  • Professional Growth.  Maintain professional standards and competence through participation in professional growth opportunities provided by KIPP Bay Area Public Schools and in self‐directed professional growth activities.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • California Adapted Physical Education Credential required. 
  • Three years of teaching experience preferred. 
  • Experience working with special needs students in group situations and/or classroom environment preferred. 
  • A deep passion for social justice and equity for all children; believes that all students can achieve at the highest levels, regardless of demography.
  • Experience working with a diverse staff.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and implementation skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence, initiative, and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and build relationships across teams and schools.
  • Results-oriented team player who is dedicated to getting the job done.
  • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP Bay Area Public Schools’ mission and values.

Compensation
We are dedicated to you and your family's well-being! KIPP offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and transportation benefits.

KIPP Bay Area Schools does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin or ancestry, cultural background, religious creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital/registered domestic partner status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, primary language, citizenship or immigration status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.