Physical Education Teacher

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Physical Education Teacher

Posted date
May 10, 2020

Washington, DC

Employment Type

Are you interested in working with an organization that is transforming the way America cares for and educates its children?

The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School is seeking a dedicated, experienced, and enthusiastic Physical Education Teacher to plan and carry out a therapeutically designed physical education program to meet the social, emotional, cognitive/conceptual, and physical needs of emotionally disturbed students in the program. The Physical Education Teacher reports to the Executive Director and collaborates with school team members providing strategies and supports for increasing student movement and fitness within the regular classroom.

The position is demanding, varied and complex for 40 hours per week, 10 months per year. The successful candidate must have a passion for teaching young learners, be collaborative, a relationship builder, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be well trained in P.E. content knowledge and engaging teaching strategies.

About Us

The Children's Guild Alliance is a nonprofit organization serving children, families, and child-serving organizations. We are dedicated to transforming how America educates and cares for its children through education, behavioral health, national training, and consultation services. Affiliates of The Children's Guild Alliance include The Children's Guild, Monarch Academy public charter and contract schools, Monarch Preschool College Park, TranZed Academy for Working Students, TranZed Apprenticeships, The Children's Guild DC Public Charter School, Transformation Education Institute, and The National Children's Guild Fund. We are among the most experienced child-serving organizations in the Greater Baltimore/Washington region and are currently expanding in national and international programs. Each year, the agency's continuum of care and hundreds of professional staff help thousands of youth and young adults and their families achieve excel and succeed. We operate public charter and contract schools; special education schools; preschool; apprenticeships, and pre-career programs; therapeutic group homes; treatment foster care; and behavior health services. We invite you to be part of our innovative team!   

Bachelor's degree or Master's degree from accredited college or university
DC certification in the area of Physical Education preferred 

The Physical Education Teacher is accountable to the Principal for the planning/design of intervention strategies and, as a core team member, for the following key performance areas:

Key Result Area #1 Instruction:
Integrated, thematic lessons are provided congruent with the common core standards.
The teacher utilizes a variety of instructional methodologies to meet the needs of diverse learners.
Individualized Education Programs for all assigned students are fully developed and implemented.
Lesson plans are developed and implemented to address the students’ learning deficits on a daily basis.
Current curriculum is expanded and adapted to meet students’ needs.
Classroom management meets the needs of the student and the group.
The teacher participates in on-going supervision.
Utilize technology to support instruction.

Key Result Area #2 Teamwork:
Team member (teacher, teaching assistant, clinician, classroom assistants and one to ones) roles are clearly delineated and effectively carried out.
External support for unique student situations is sought.
The team embraces the holistic delivery of services.
Effective communication with other team members is carried out through active listening and reflection.
Team members are responsible to hold one another accountable by making the covert overt in an effort to be effective with the students.
Parent and/or significant others are involved as a partner in the student’s educational program.

Key Result Area #3 Leadership:
Provide inspiration and direction to The Children’s Guild Alliance.
Model best practices.
Accountable to outcome measures.
Collegial approach to teaching is practiced.
Serve as a guide and mentor to students and peers.

Key Result Area #4 Documentation:
Documentation related to regulatory, licensing and funding bodies is completed in a thorough and timely manner.
Agency-related documentation, such as student attendance, team meeting minutes, progress summaries, IEP’s, report cards, behavior observations, high risk and abuse reports, correspondence, crisis intervention, functional behavioral assessment, portfolio management, skill streaming and behavior intervention plans is completed in a thorough and timely manner.
Computer competencies for documentation and communication.

Key Result Area # 5 Professional Development:
Participate in and graduate from The Children’s Guild’s Pre-Service Training Program.
Participate in campus in-service trainings and agency in-service trainings.
Certification and continuing educational requirements are met.

Key Result Area #6 Additional Expectations:
Demonstrated understanding of the philosophy and mission of The Children’s Guild.
Successful completion of the Pre-service Training Program.
Successful completion and demonstrated competency with the prescribed behavior management program.
The Children’s Guild  demonstrates an awareness of, respect for, and attention to the diversity of the people with whom it interacts (persons served, personnel, families/caregivers, and other stakeholders) that are reflected in attitudes, organizational structures, policies, and services.