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Teacher (Blind/Deaf) - Adapted PE Teacher

Education, Georgia Department of - GADOE

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) - Georgia Academy for the Blind is recruiting for an Adapted Physical Education Teacher.  Under general supervision, the Adapted Physical Education Teacher will coordinate, and oversee plans, organizes and implements adaptive physical education activities and courses designed to meet the needs of visually impaired and multi-disabled students.  Carry out other duties as assigned by School-Level Superintendent.  Abides by Georgia Department of Education rules and regulations.  Reports violations of rules to School-Level Superintendent.  Reports concerns of students’ physical and emotional well-being to School-Level Superintendent.

Description of Duties:

  • Analyze, demonstrate, and explain basic skills, knowledge and strategies of physical education activities
  • Provide appropriate safety instruction and safety checks on physical education equipment
  • Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds
  • Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning
  • Develop schemes of work, lesson plans and tests that are in accordance with established procedures
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment
  • Differentiate physical education instruction
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures
  • Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school
  • Provide appropriate feedback on physical education skills
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development
  • Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws, district policies and school regulations
  • Prepare required reports on students and activities
  • Participate in department, school, district and parent meetings
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
  • Observe and evaluate student’s performance and development
  • Assign and grade work, tests and assignments

Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess the following:  SRT-4 or higher (P-12) in Physical Education and Special Education Adapted Curriculum (P-12)

  • Master’s degree in Physical Education
  • Current CPR certification
  • Current Lifeguard certification
  • Adaptive Physical Education certification
  • Experience working with visually impaired or special needs students

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established.  Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications may be forwarded to the hiring manager to be considered.  Candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted directly.  No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews.  

It is the policy of the Georgia Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or age in its employment practices.  The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and each associated State School is a registered participant in the federal work authorization commonly knows as E-Verify.  The GaDOE utilizies the program to verify employment eligibility of individuals hired on or after July 1, 2007.

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