Classroom Teacher - MO School for the Severely Disabled Area III DESE
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Physical Education
Job Title: P.E. Teacher
Job Location: Boonslick
Beginning: Jun 21, 2024
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: MO School for the Severely Disabled Area III DESE
St. Louis, MO 63110
Telephone: 314-633-3967
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Job Description:
Position: Physical Education Teacher, Missouri Schools for the Severely Disabled Reports to: Building Administrator Department: Elementary and Secondary Education Classification: School Term, Professional Division: Special Education Location: MSSD Section: Missouri Schools for the Severely Disabled Pay Range: PT Job Group Code: 206 This is a position that plans and implements adaptive physical education programs for students assigned to the Missouri Schools for the Severely Disabled.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The incumbent must have the ability to perform the essential functions below either with or without reasonable accommodations.
1. Design and implement appropriate motor/leisure program for students with severe disabilities considering school, community and home learning environments.
2. Analyze student’s learning style based upon charted progress and adapt teaching strategies and activities to meet the student’s specific motor/leisure skill needs.
3. Choose age appropriate, functional, and safe activities, materials and sites for teaching.
4. Follow behavioral support plans of individual students.
5. Develop and follow an instructionally time efficient daily schedule for implementation of the student’s motor/leisure programs.
6. Accommodate for each student’s individual communication needs.
7. Follow student specific special health care procedures as trained by the school nurse.
8. Maintain safe environment for students.
9. Accept supervision, cooperate with change and be flexible.
10. Treat all persons with respect and maintain positive interpersonal relationships.
11. Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms, using correct grammar, punctuation, clarity and consistency of thought.
12. Maintain confidentiality of parent, student, and staff personal identifiable information.
13. Follow policies and guidelines of the MSSD program.
14. Accurately complete required reports on or before established deadlines.
15. Complete a professional development plan as required for certification or new employee status.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Carry out daily self-care needs of students as needed (i.e., diapering, feeding, hand washing, tooth brushing, etc.) 2. Lift and move 50 pounds to include assisting in changing positions of students. 3. Maintain CPR certification at the level determined by the American Heart Association or Red Cross as Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers. 4. Participate in minimum of one staff development activity per year to keep teaching skills updated and current. 5. Perform other duties as assigned. 6. Itinerant travel may be assigned as needed. 7. Infrequent travel for training and staff meetings. Reasonable and necessary travel expenses will be reimbursed at approved rates.

EDUCATION REQUIRED/PREFERRED: Bachelors Degree Missouri teaching certificate for physical educator Experience with individuals with disabilities is preferred. (Other qualifications and experience which, in the opinion of the Commissioner of Education, meet the requirements of the position may be accepted in lieu of the above.)

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.