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General Education Teacher - Health .5 FTE

Company: Lionsgate Academy
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Job Description:

Lionsgate Academy specializes in educating students living with Autism or other learning differences and offers more than a typical school: Smaller class sizes and/or caseloads Mentor support Daily collaboration with team members Full benefit options 80 hours Paid Time OffPOSITION TITLE: Teacher, General Education Health .5 FTEDIRECT SUPERVISOR: Building PrincipalPOSITION STATUS: ExemptSCHEDULE: Monday Friday, 7:45 am 4:15 pmDUTY DAYS: 187POSITION PURPOSEThe role of the Health Teacher is to support the development of lifelong health and fitness for students with disabilities.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSDesign and teach Health programs that are based on the current IEP or assessed needs of each student and provide research-based, quality instruction to each student in the least restrictive environment.Develop Health lesson plans for grades 7 and 8, in addition to our Foundation students, that ensure the attainment of state/district and/or national learning standards.Collaborate as part of the IEP team as a general education representative; attending all qualified meetings with staff and parents and providing necessary information on student progress.Model, implement and evaluate strategies related to learning, social, emotional and behavioral needs to enhance Health curriculum.Participate in professional growth activities including conferences, workshops, coursework, committees, etc.Work cooperatively in sharing knowledge, skill and expertise with others and consult with teachers regarding best practices for classroom programming.Maintain positive, professional relationships and use appropriate verbal, nonverbal and written communication with all individuals.Regular, prompt attendance.OTHER POSITION RESPONSIBILITIESPerform other job-related duties as assigned.COMPETENCIESStudent focusConsiderable knowledge of specific disabilities, primarily autismStrong understanding of child development and human anatomyUnderstanding of learning theoryClassroom and behavior management skillsTeamwork orientationEthical ConductInitiativePersonal Effectiveness/CredibilityStress Management/ComposureExtensive knowledge of fitness equipment and exercise programming.Ability to scaffold traditional physical activity skills for a wide range of learning styles.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above, in addition to the following:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and sit.The employee is regularly required to see, talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb steps; stoop, kneel, or crouch. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.Employee is occasionally required to drive.Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds).Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.Noise level is that of a typical school or office setting.MENTAL DEMANDS: The mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Ability to independently problem solve unique student and employer situations.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to comprehend and follow instructions, perform complex or varied tasks, relate to others, make decisions, and ability to understand and carry out and communicate effectively and detailed written and oral form and instructions.This position description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned. Ability to competently perform all of the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, demonstrated commitment, and the ability to work productively as a member of a team or work group are basic responsibilities of all positions at Lionsgate Academy.REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCEPossession of a valid Minnesota Teaching License in HealthAbility to operate a computer and the software necessary to complete required job taskPREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCEExperience working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or mental health conditions

Keywords: Lionsgate Academy, St. Paul , General Education Teacher - Health .5 FTE, Education / Teaching , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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