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Physical Education Teacher – Education Center South

The Watson Institute is hiring a full-time Physical Education Teacher at the Education Center South in Bridgeville, PA, located less than 14 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA.

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Employment Type: Full-time

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan and conduct assessments – record and interpret assessment data
  • Develop lesson plans specific to skills practiced in PE class
  • Adapt PE lessons to students’ abilities and needs
  • Complete student progress reports, specific to PE class
  • Order PE supplies
  • Plan, implement, and adapt instructional activities
  • Organize and maintain a safe and effective learning environment
  • Utilize appropriate behavior management strategies and techniques
  • Communicate routinely with parents and appropriate school district personnel
  • Work effectively within a transdisciplinary educational team
  • Participate in Education Center activities
  • Supervise the activities of the classroom aide(s)
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Skills Required: 

  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to organize and persent written and verbal information about students
  • Ability to organize the learning environment of students
  • Ability to work as a transdisciplinary team member
  • Ability to manage students’ behavior
  • Ability to plan and implement student instruction
  • Ability to supervise paraprofessional staff

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • PA Teaching Certification in the area of Health and Physical Education required
  • Two years teaching experience in special education preferred
  • Most tasks require oral communication, visual and hearing perception, and the ability to get around the classrooms, cafeteria, gym, campus, etc.
  • Supervise students during emergency drills, play periods, and community-based instruction
  • The ability to keep up with running children and/or to lift, position, or assist with lifting students is essential to perform this task (up to 40 pounds)
  • The essential functions of the job described require the ability to exert moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of bending, stooping, squatting, reaching, kneeling, crouching, and brisk walking, which may involve lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and material of moderate weight (up to 40 pounds)
  • Ability to physically restrain students for their safety and the safety of others
  • Current Acts 34, 114, and 151 clearances