Adapted Physical Education Teacher

Los Angeles, CA /
School Support – Student Services /
Full-Time 2020-2021 School Year
About Us

KIPP SoCal Public Schools (KIPP SoCal) is a nonprofit organization that operates tuition-free, open-enrollment, public charter schools focused on preparing students in systemically under-resourced communities in Southern California for choice filled lives. In July 2019, KIPP LA Public Schools and KIPP San Diego Public Schools united to become KIPP SoCal Public Schools to better meet the needs of our students. We currently operate 19 schools, educate approximately 8,200 students and support an additional 4,300 alumni who are attending high school and college.

Job Overview

The Adaptive Physical Education (APE) teacher is responsible for the development of an adaptive physical education program for Special Education students who require specialized instruction in physical, coordinative, manipulative skills. The teacher in this position must utilize a range of instructional techniques and strategies to enhance student progress, establish a productive learning environment, and provide individualized and small group instruction consistent with the Individualized Education Program (IEP) of each pupil.   S/He will report to the Associate Director of Specialized Services. 

The Responsibilities

    • Provide innovative, creative, and adapted physical education instruction for special education students
    • Utilize appropriate curriculum framework guidelines, standards, policies and procedures to meet the needs of assigned students
    • Assess physical and perceptual motor needs of students in order to develop appropriate adaptive physical education programs in physical and motor fitness, fundamental motor skills and patterns
    • Develop appropriate instructional goals and objectives for each student  based upon assessment and observational data 
    • Write assessment reports and present data and findings to IEP teams
    • Use Welligent and/or SEIS to develop appropriate IEPs which include but is not limited to present levels, goals, objectives, service recommendations, accommodations
    • Participate with the IEP team in the planning of an individualized education program for each student 
    • Attend IEP meetings for assigned students
    • Develop and implement instructional plans for appropriate motor programs and activities for assigned students
    • Regularly communicate specific, evaluative feedback to students, parents and general education teachers regarding student progress in meeting set goals and objectives 
    • Track and report progress towards student progress, achievement and IEP goal attainment
    • Work closely with school personnel to complement and supplement academic concepts and consult with classroom teachers regarding physical education 
    • Analyze, demonstrate, and explain basic skills, techniques, and strategies of formal sports, games, rhythms, and fundamentals of body movement to students 
    • Provide adequate supervision of assigned students
    • Maintain professional competence through participation in professional growth activities as needed to stay current in pedagogy and methodologies in Adaptive Physical Education 
    • Attend and participate in regional Special Education meetings and site faculty meetings as needed
    • Maintain required attendance data and other related service records, including service tracking in Welligent and/or SEIS
    • Ability to work successfully with students, teachers, administrators, and parents and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
    • Develop an effective instructional schedule to meet the required APE Instructional minutes of each student’s IEP and travel to multiple different school sites to deliver the APE program to students
    • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by manager

The Qualifications

    • Possession of an earned Baccalaureate of higher degree from an accredited college or university
    • Required: Valid California Adapted Physical Education credential or California Physical Education credential with the added Adapted Physical Education Authorization
    • Minimum of 1 year of experience working with students in a school setting
    • Experience working with students from underserved communities preferred
    • Demonstrated results working with studentsKnowledge of IEP present levels and goal-writingKnowledge of formal assessments
    • Knowledge of LAUSD procedures preferred
    • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight
    • Flexible and able to adapt to different school settings, procedures, and staffs
    • Able to travel to multiple school sites across South, Southeast, and  East Los Angeles
    • Current CA Driver’s License 
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills
    • Professional demeanor
    • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

The Perks

    • Very competitive compensation package inclusive of a generous benefits package
    • 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of cost
    • Employer paid KIPP SoCal life insurance
    • 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP SoCal
    • Voluntary Benefits (Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, Pet Insurance, etc.)
    • Generous time off program includes 22 holidays and 10 days sick leave
    • Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, tuition reimbursement for dependents, etc.)
KIPP SoCal Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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