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Physical Education Teacher: Oak Springs
|Utah State Hospital Residential - Oak Springs School
Physical Education Teacher - K-12 Grade Levels
Experience: Job-related experience is required
Education: Bachelor's degree in a job-related area
Equivalency: Preference is given to candidates with experience working with students in residential treatment, youth in custody, and other alternative education settings.
Certificates and Licenses
State of Utah Teaching License
Appropriate Content Area Endorsement(s)
Special Education License
Secondary License Required
- English Endorsement Preferred
- Reading Endorsement Preferred
Continuing Educ. / Training
Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses
Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applying assessment instruments; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: appropriate codes, policies, regulations, and/or laws; age-appropriate activities; lesson plan requirements; stages of child development; and behavioral management strategies.
ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize specific, job-related equipment. Problem-solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem-solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem-solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: establishing and maintaining constructive relationships; adapting to changing work priorities; maintaining confidentiality; exhibiting tact and patience; and working flexible hours.
Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; operating within a defined budget. Utilization of resources from other work units is often required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to significantly impact the organization’s services.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling, and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 20% sitting, 20% walking, and 60% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard-free environment.
The job of Teacher - Physical Education is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional process by serving as a teacher with specific responsibility for supervising students within the classroom and other assigned areas; developing lesson plans and delivering group and individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborating with other teachers, other professional staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom issues; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from students' parents or guardians regarding the instructional program and student progress.
This job is distinguished from similar jobs by the following characteristics: Requires appropriate secondary level license and content area endorsement (s).
Administers subject-specific assessments, and instructional activities to develop formative assessments of student competency levels, plan for enrichment and interventions, and assist in the development of individual student learning plans.
Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress (e.g. progress reports, report cards, parent-teacher conferences, digital and written communications, etc.) to resolve concerns; communicates expectations, grades, student achievement, and behavior; reinforces classroom goals in the home environment.
Assesses and records student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals to provide feedback to students, parents, and administration regularly.
Attends work regularly to fulfill duties specific to the assignment to provide quality educational experiences and continuity for assigned students, parents, and the overall school community.
Collaborates with instructional staff, other school personnel, parents, and a variety of community resources to improve the overall quality of student outcomes, and achieve established classroom objectives in support of the school improvement plan.
Coordinates a variety of activities (e.g. field trips, transportation, lesson plans, etc.) to ensure the availability of equipment, materials, and personnel to achieve objectives.
Differentiates instruction through a variety of instructional strategies and activities; providing appropriate interventions to help all students meet assigned course expectations.
Directs assistant teachers, student teachers, instructional assistants, volunteers, and/or student workers to provide an effective classroom program and address the needs of individual students.
Implements approved academic and behavior plans for students as directed by the school administration and in collaboration with parents/guardians (e.g. 504 plans, IEP plans, special health-care plans, etc.) to promote student achievement and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
Manages student behavior with appropriate strategies (e.g. PBIS, etc.) to provide a safe and optimal learning environment.
Models professionalism in all areas of employment and student interactions according to the PCSD Employee Code of Conduct Policy to provide effective instruction, protect students, and demonstrate appropriate social and interpersonal behaviors at all times.
Monitors students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, hallways, common areas, school grounds, field trips, etc.) to provide a safe and positive learning environment.
Participates in all emergency preparedness drills and training as directed by the school administration (e.g. Fire, Evacuation, Lockdown, etc.) to ensure the safety and preparation of all students and staff members for emergencies.
Participates in a variety of meetings (e.g. PLC and Department Meetings, Committee Assignments, IEP/504 Meetings, etc.) to convey and/or gather information required to perform functions.
Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, parent communications, anecdotal records, etc.) to document student progress and meet mandated requirements.
Provides high-quality instruction using proven instructional strategies, technology, and other resources for the purpose of promoting growth and student achievement in assigned academic content areas.
Reports incidents related to student safety to appropriate school administration or counseling staff (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, etc.) for the purpose of responding to critical needs, maintaining the personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment, and adhering to District Policy and State Law.
Responds to inquiries from a variety of sources in a timely manner (e.g. other teachers, parents, administrators, etc.) for the purpose of resolving issues, providing information and/or direction.
Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
Supports other classroom teachers with planning and instructional activities (e.g. PLC, Collaboration, Mentoring, etc.) for the purpose of assisting them in the implementation of established curriculum and/or individual student plans.
Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
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