Instructor, Adapted PE

Bobbie B. Fairfax and Margaret B. Rost

Benefits of working for HCDDS:
35-hour work week 9-month position.
Starting salary range: $46,850.00 to $62,800.00 (determined by applicable years of experience and level of education).
Highly competitive employee Benefits Package and generous paid time off.
State Teachers Retirement System which includes a 14% employee contribution and a 14% employer contribution.

Instructor, Adapted PE
A typical day in the life of an Adapted PE Instructor at Hamilton County DDS includes designing physical activities for students to engage in and instructing classes of 5-6 children at a time. Instruction will incorporate music, sensory exercises, adaptive materials, and themes. The Adapted PE Instructor will have sole responsibility of the gym and access to utilize school playgrounds (weather permitting) and will travel to both Bobbie B. Fairfax and Margaret B. Rost schools throughout the week (ex. alternate working 2 days a week at one location, 3 days at the other.)
Job Duties (Summary):
Instructs and develops students with developmental disabilities in gross and perceptual motor skills, physical fitness, flexibility, strength, body image, balance, locomotion through group and individual instruction; leads students in group games, exercises, sports skills; water safety skills, swimming skills and personal hygiene awareness; instructs students in sportsmanship, and teamwork, travels to and gains access to other worksites in accordance with agency procedures.
Assesses students to determine physical ability level and share assessment information.
Prepares Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in conjunction with team and progress reports regarding students’ physical skill and development; determines appropriate program and time frame for students’ needs; updates IEP and writes progress reports as required; documents student activities and progress; acts as physical development consultant to other staff and parents.
Plans physical education programs for students to address physical development level and abilities of each class (e.g., determines games or individual activities which will assist students in reaching goals); prepares schedules and correspondence to parents and various agencies describing programs, special program needs or requesting information; plans and coordinates sporting events, meets, tournaments, games, etc. with other schools or agencies; organizes Special Olympic program outings.
Attends to physical and behavioral needs of students as necessary (e.g., assists with feeding, toileting, changing soiled clothes, mobility, illness, etc.); lifts, positions, and moves students in a safe manner, according to in-service training, using proper lifting techniques; assists with loading and unloading of students on buses and other vehicles.
Works cooperatively with other staff, parents, caseworkers, medical personnel, specialists, etc. to achieve student goals and programming as identified by IEP; facilitates communication with students through use of sign language, picture communication, etc.
Administers oral and topical medication(s) to students after receiving appropriate training, and when delegated by a Registered Nurse employed by the agency.
Maintains required licenses and/or certificates, develops and demonstrates knowledge of current developments in field to provide most beneficial care.
Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.

Requirements (Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification): 
Bachelor degree in adapted physical education, physical education, kinesiology, sport science or other health and fitness related degree.
Ohio teacher’s license and ability to obtain certification in adapted physical education. (HCDDS will provide financial assistance for obtaining the APE certificate).
Valid driver’s license and ability to travel to various work locations.
Work Location:
Rost School
5858 Bridgetown Road
Cincinnati, OH  45248
Bobbie B. Fairfax
4999 Kingsley Dr.
Cincinnati, Oh 45227
Deadline to Apply:
February 7th, 2023 at midnight
Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs, and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable laws.

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