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Adapted Physical Education Teacher

Grand Forks Public School District
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Education: Bachelor's Degree

Qualifications: Must have or be eligible for a North Dakota teaching license in Physical Education. Experience teaching or working with students with disabilities. Coursework in special education. Coursework in adapted physical education. Current lifeguard and CPR certification or ability to attain it.

Job Goal: Teacher will assess motor competency, recreation and leisure, play, physical fitness, and sports skills to allow students to participate in meaningful activities.

Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Teach adapted physical education to students with disabilities at the elementary and/or secondary level in small groups or individually.
  • Develop lesson and unit plans.
  • Collaborate with school staff, parents, and outside agencies.
  • Consult with the regular physical education teachers and school staff to facilitate the inclusion students with disabilities in the regular physical education class, recess, and field trips.
  • Modify recreational games, sports, and fitness activities to meet individual student needs and strengths.
  • Develop, track, and report on IEP goals/objectives.
  • Attend IEP and team meetings.
  • Assist with the screening, evaluating, and recommendation of placements of students in the school's adapted physical education program.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Work Environment and Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, walk, and stand. The ability to hear and see in order to communicate effectively as well as communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; Maintain effective audio/visual discrimination and perception to the degree necessary for the successful performance of assigned duties; Maintain mental capacity, allowing for effective interaction and communication with others.

    Occasionally may need to lift up to sixty (60) lbs; reaching, standing, walking, carrying, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, sitting, and/or crawling within the classroom.

    The employee may encounter situations where students are physically aggressive and/or verbally abusive. This may require physical interaction (using strategies acquired through de-escalation and restraint training) between the employee and student. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may be exposed to infection at a greater risk than the average person. May be directly responsible for the safety, well-being and/or output of students.

    Terms of Employment: 188 days contract

    Evaluation: By the Executive Director of Special Education at least twice each year in the first three years of service (December 15 & April 15), and at least once each year thereafter (April 15).


    About Grand Forks Public Schools

    • The Grand Forks and Grand Forks Air Force Base Public School Districts work together in a unique arrangement to serve approximately 7,400 students who attend schools in the two communities. Approximately 1,600 people are employed, including over 750 teachers and over 850 support and administrative staff. Two grades 9-12 high schools, one alternative high school, three grades 6-8 middle schools, 10 elementary schools, one combined elementary and middle school, and one Head Start Program comprise the arrangement of the schools.

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