Teacher, Adaptive Pysical Education Kindergarten -12th grade Adaptive Physical Education

Golden, CO, US
Jun 14, 2019
Grade Level
Early Childhood

Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado's largest K-12 school district, with 85,000 students and approximately 14,000 employees, has provided educational excellence for more than 60 years. Nearly 10 percent of all Colorado K-12 students attend a Jeffco school and our employees benefit from partnerships with experienced, dynamic school leaders throughout our district. Our Jeffco Generations vision document and strategic plan map out with focus and clarity what we expect our schools to accomplish with our graduates. Come join us!


Fletcher Miller School is a unique academic environment for students with significant support needs (SSN). Fletcher Miller is a public school on Jeffco's continuum of alternative education placements for special education. All students at Fletcher Miller work toward Extended Evidence Outcomes aligned with the general education curriculum and state standards. We serve SSN students ages 3-21 in preschool, Kindergarten-12th grade, transition services, and the Lighthouse Program. In addition to addressing literacy, communication, math, science and social studies, students experience adaptive physical education, music, art, library and work in the greenhouse. Because of our students' unique and complex significant support needs, intensive physical, occupational, and speech therapy is provided during the school day to support access to education. School placement at Fletcher Miller is based on identified student need through the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. Students participate in a variety of specially designed, district supported activities including adaptive physical education, boy and girl scouts, art shows, bike day, and PBIS. Our campus staff work in multi-disciplinary teams which include special education teachers, para educators, nurses, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, mental health provider and other itinerant special education staff to address the "whole child". To achieve this, we also partner with many community organizations including neighborhood schools, universities and colleges, and community based organizations.


Jeffco is a learning organization in which all staff must grow in their capacity to support and educate all students including those with special needs. Special Education professionals are committed to providing equal educational opportunities for students with disabilities who have the right, and deserve the opportunity, to meet the challenging expectations that have been established for their non-disabled peers. Highly efficacious educators understand that their knowledge and skills can assist students in overcoming educational barriers. Maintaining a strong academic focus with quality instruction including frequent progress monitoring produces more successful outcomes for all students. A robust continuum of services driven by student needs is essential.


The Adaptive Physical Education teacher works collaboratively as a member of the school's AMP team to serve kindergarten through 12th grade students with significant support needs. Students at Fletcher Miller School have complex physical, medical and communication needs that impact their access and participation in the educational setting.


Desired Start Date: 08/08/2019Teacher Adaptive PE
Annual Position
FLSA: Exempt
FTE: 1.00, Hours/Day: 8.00, Days/Year: 185
Salary Plan, Grade, Step: JCE - Professional - 185 days, GR1, 1
Min-Mid Annual Salary Range: $40,989 - $57,654


SUMMARY: Responsible for developing an appropriate physical education plan for individuals with disabilities. This teacher should have highly specialized training in assessment and evaluation of motor competency, physical fitness, play and leisure, recreation and sports skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

- Will assist individual students and develop, adapt and implement specialized physical education programs.

- Work with a wide variety of students, adults and school teams to engage in a process for individualized and school wide decision making, planning and problem solving to increase student participation and achievement in the general education curriculum.

- Adapt materials and monitor progress for students; develop and monitor Individual Education Programs (IEPs).

- Identify support recreation and leisure activities for secondary students.

- Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Valid Colorado licensure in Physical Education, K-12. Course work in Adaptive Physical Education (APE) is strongly recommended. Additional education and/or experience in special education would be beneficial. Demonstrated ability to plan and implement professional development. Experience in working on a multidisciplinary team. Experience in several schools and experience on a multi-disciplinary team preferred.

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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Normal routine levels of activity related to bending, carrying, climbing, hearing, reaching, sitting, standing, vision and walking, and may also involve above-average levels of activity at times that can not always be anticipated. Ability to meet physical needs of students.


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Job Status: Ongoing
A successful external applicant will be issued a probationary contract. A successful internal applicant that currently holds a probationary or non-probationary contract with Jeffco Public Schools will maintain that contract status.


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The Jefferson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, pregnancy, or gender.

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