*19/20 Certificated by Location/Special Education P-12
To be determined
8:00-3:30 - depending on caseload
First consideration of applicants will be Monday, October 7.
POSITION SUMMARY: The APE specialist assesses and provides specially designed PE instruction for kindergarten through high school age students with motor and/or cognitive delays/difficulties that adversely impact their success in the general physical education setting.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Participate successfully as a member of the educational learning community. Collaborate and consult with parents, preschool teachers, special education teachers, general education teachers, school evaluation teams, physical education specialists, other adapted PE specialists, occupational and physical therapists, nurses, psychologists, administrators, and others as needed.
- Administer APE evaluations and write comprehensive report:
- Assess student’s level of understanding and performance of physical education skills and concepts and the effect upon the student’s ability to participate safely, successfully, and meaningfully in the general PE setting
- Based on evaluation results, make a recommendation regarding the student receiving APE services
- Enter evaluation report into online system in a timely manner.
- Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and Service Delivery for those students who qualify for services
- Establish areas of focus for individual students, K-12 (IEP goals & objectives, supplemental aides and services) and enter them into the online system in a timely manner
- Determine service delivery model:
- Direct (whole class, small group, or individual), within general PE class (GPE), collaboration with General Ed PE teacher
- SAS: supplementary aids and services provided within the general PE environment
- Facilitate/teach program(s) to achieve established goals
- Maintain written records:
- Assessment reports
- Individualized Education Program (IEPs)
- Collect and utilize data and frequent ongoing progress monitoring systems to inform instructional decisions or revisions
- Enter student progress notes into online progress report system at report card intervals
- Enter grades into online gradebook system
- Update caseload monthly
- Attend annual IEP meetings
- Attend triennial meetings
Education and Experience
Washington State teaching certificate, K-12 physical education
Special Education endorsement
Professional evidence that demonstrates strong skills for collaborative leadership, coaching effective instructional practices, and supporting students and families.
Training or experience in serving students with moderate to severe disabilities
Knowledge and an appreciation of other languages and cultures
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Criminal background clearance
Valid Washington State Driver’s License and proof of insurance
First Aid and CPR certificate and maintain certification
Successfully complete the FWPS district approved Right Response training at the advanced level at the next available time; maintain current certification at the advanced level through an annual recertification class.
Willingness to travel to multiple school sites around the district each day
Special Education laws
School board policies and procedures
Computer systems and various software programs
Evidence-based classroom and behavior management practices
Subject area content
Effective behavior management techniques
Effective instructional strategies
Plan, implement, and evaluate individualized programs for students
Establish and maintain effective working relationship with staff, parents, and community members
Work with children of various ages and a variety of disabilities (kindergarten – 12th grade).
Skill in operating a computer and ability to learn and use various software programs
Work effectively under varying levels of pressure
Intervene in situations of imminent likelihood of serious harm using district approved Right Response techniques, including de-escalation strategies and restraint when needed
Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures
Organize and perform job responsibilities efficiently and independently without close supervision and able to pay strict attention to detail
Communicate effectively through spoken and written word; read and follow written or verbal communications
Practice effective safety and security within individual work routines
Develop and maintain positive relationships with staff and service providers
Work collaboratively with District staff and promote teamwork with co-workers
Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct including the requirements of confidentiality
Relate effectively with parents, staff, students and community members in a multicultural and multiracial community
Excellent communication skills and effective problem-solving abilities
Ability to work independently and manage time effectively
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES RELATED TO CULTURAL COMPETENCE AND EQUITY:
Knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and how this influences behavior, and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others.
Ability to establish and nurture an environment that promotes cultural competence and equitable treatment of staff, students, and patrons of the District.
Ability to understand and hold self and others accountable for promoting the Federal Way Public Schools’ commitment to “Each Scholar: A Voice. A Dream. A Bright Future”.
Ability to recognize that each person is a unique individual even as we celebrate their group cultural heritage.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently be required to reach, bend, stoop, squat, kneel, handle/grasp, talk, and hear. The employee will occasionally be required to stand, walk, sit, climb stairs, lift and reach overhead, twist torso and neck, and fine motor manipulation. The employee will occasionally be required to lift/carry a maximum of 50 pounds. The employee will occasionally be required to push/pull a maximum weight of 200 pounds. Anything over the weight limits will be performed as a two-person lift or with a mechanical lift.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions. The employee will experience constant interruptions; required to meet deadlines. The employee will be exposed to infectious diseases carried by students and exposed to unpredictable students who may grab or bite. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee will regularly perform community-based instruction requiring exposure to outdoor conditions and community environment.
This position reports to and is evaluated by the Executive Director of Student Support Services or designee.
Federal Way Education Association (FWEA)
LEVEL OF COMPENSATION
Federal Way Education Association (FWEA) salary schedule
Update 05/2016, 3/2018
Disclaimer: The preceding list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the scope of responsibility and the level of knowledge and skills typically required, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements, skills or duties so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.
All employment open positions are made available on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age, disability or veteran status.
Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.