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Exceptional Student Education - Teacher of Adapted Physical Education

Date Posted: Aug 30, 2021

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Exceptional Student Education - Teacher of Adapted Physical Education

Location:  Various Locations

Salary: DFT Salary Schedule

Reports to: Exceptional Student Education Supervisor

Bargaining Unit: DFT

Benefits Eligible: Yes

In accordance with the Detroit Federation of Teachers and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, the following vacancy is announced.

Position Summary:

The Adapted Physical Education (APE) Teacher provides individualized physical education instruction or services to students in the Division of Exceptional Student Education (ESE) for students with an IEP. Adapted physical education teachers evaluate and assess motor competency, physical fitness, play, recreation, leisure, and sports skills. The APE teacher supports the development and implementation of IEPs based upon assessment findings.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools or an equivalent agency 
  • Valid Michigan Teaching Certification with endorsement in Physical Education for Students with Disabilities (SP) required

Essential Functions:

  1. Provide consultation to administrators, instructional staff, students, and families regarding evidence-based practices for the development of students’ motor activities, including recreation and leisure time activity.
  2. Provide direct instruction in recreation and leisure time activity.
  3. Develop appropriate, measurable IEP goals and objectives as a member of the IEP team.
  4. Plan the Physical Education program to meet student’s needs, interests, and abilities.
  5. Provide ongoing evaluation of student progress towards IEP goals and objectives.
  6. Maintain an appropriate record keeping system and prepare reports.
  7. Consultation with physical education teachers on adaptive techniques for students with adapted physical education needs.
  8. Inform parents of the student’s progress and achievements as necessary.
  9. Engage in regular professional learning opportunities to stay current in evidence-based practices.
  10. Demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly in written and oral communication.
  11. Coordinate opportunities for students to participate in Special Olympics at Local, State, and National level.
  12. Create inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities to participate with peers in general education activities.
  13. Maintain physical education equipment, inventory, and instruct students in proper use of equipment
  14. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Security Clearance:

Internal Applicants

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check.

External Applicants

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal   background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.

Method of Application:

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.

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