The Physical Education Teacher works with children (K - 22) with emotional and behavior disorders, which may include aggressive behaviors, in a therapeutic physical education setting. The Physical Education Teacher creates and delivers student, individualized and small group instruction within a therapeutic, highly structured, exceptional needs environment.
The students attending the Therapeutic Day School have been referred from their home districts to our School to receive an individualized and intensive educational program in our supportive and therapeutic environment.
Physical Education Teaching
Implements therapeutic physical educational programs for specific groups of students.
Establish and provide classroom management skills that recognize and include consideration of the characteristics of and the methodology of the student population.
Engage all students in moderate to vigorous physical activity during two thirds of all PE class time.
Prepares and maintains a safe, organized, healthy, academically, and behaviorally effective classroom environment appropriate to ongoing and changing classroom activities which align with all accrediting, regulatory, and governing organizations.
Organize extracurricular sporting and school activities for students such as intramural games and park outings, and field trips.
Participates in annual professional development on effective practices for physical education.
Provides health education, including sexual health education as outlined in the Board’s Sexual Health Education Policy.
Modify general physical education programming with adaptive materials and methods for special-needs students, based upon a variety of therapeutic instructional techniques and technologies while accommodating all individual IEP’s.
Participates in qualitative professional development activities.
Willing and able to perform a variety of tasks to ensure the safety of students.
Effectively intervenes in students’ disruptive behavior, both verbal and physical; including using TCI prescribed methods to de-escalate critical situations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Must provide constant supervision to ensure the safety of students at all times.
Effectively manage and intervene in disruptive student behavior, both verbal and physical; including use of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) prescribed methods to de-escalate critical situations.
Completes all necessary paperwork in a timely manner including weekly lesson plans, weekly and quarterly student grades and assessments.
Complete Incident Reports on behavioral events in a timely manner.
Collaborates and maintains ongoing communication relationship with all members of the interdisciplinary team (social workers, teachers, TDS Administration and all other relevant JCFS staff) to achieve a social and educational benefit for the student.
Successfully completes training in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI); successfully complete all requirements to maintain certification in TCI.
Able to be flexible and shift gears quickly based on situations or changing priorities.
Independent with sound professional judgment and the ability to establish and maintain boundaries.
Demonstrated ability to remain calm in high-stress situations while maintaining an understanding and supportive demeanor.
Strong desire to work with those students who have not been able to achieve success in the public/private educational system.
Efficient and effective time management skills.
Must be certified by Illinois State Board of Education as a Physical Education teacher.
Endorsement or Certification in Special or Adapted Physical Education is a plus.
Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a school physical education instructor with students with special needs population-including children with Autism, ED, BD, LD.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs
Must successfully complete Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) training.
Able to successfully complete the physical and testing requirements Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training (Agency provided).
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Jewish Child & Family Services provides vital, individualized, results-driven, therapeutic and supportive services for thousands of children, adults and families of all backgrounds each year, facing challenges with life transitions, mental health, developmental/intellectual disability and basic human need.