PE/Health Teacher
Sweetwater County School District #1 - Rock Springs, WY
THIS POSITION IS FOR THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR.

The purpose of a
teacher's job is to provide students with the opportunity to learn to read,
write, problem solve, compute, locate and use information, think analytically,
work cooperatively with others, and to meet all district-required curriculum
objectives.

Job Functions:
Essential

Functions:
1. Plans
and implements a program of study that meets individual needs, interests, and
abilities within the Sweetwater County School District Number One curriculum.

2. Implements
curriculum objectives and goals using effective teaching techniques and
materials.

3. Develops,
in a cooperative manner with the principal and curriculum facilitators, a plan
for the improvement and enrichment of instruction, in accordance with the District's Instructional Platform.

4. Writes
weekly lesson plans which describe daily learning experiences which are related
to curriculum objectives.

5. Monitors
and assesses student progress and provides feedback on a regular basis to
students and parents/guardians, in accordance with the District's Comprehensive
Assessment Plan.

6. Instructs,
Diagnoses and evaluates specific students' needs and seeks assistance of
specialists as needed.

7. Communicates
aims/objectives to students in a well-planned, organized manner in clear,
concise terms.

8. Creates
a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity
of the students.

9. Assists
administration in implementing all policies, vision, mission, philosophy,
regulations, and rules of Sweetwater County School District Number One.

10. Creates
educational experiences to provide students with opportunities to develop
potential in self-esteem, personal-social adjustment, decision-making, and
other life skills.

11. Respects
the dignity of each student as an individual and attempts to gain an adequate
understanding of his/her needs, interests, abilities, aptitudes, temperament as
a basis on which to meet his/her

needs, and to treat him/her with fairness and
courtesy.

12. Communicates
concerns and ideas with colleagues, parents, students, and community in a
positive, solution-oriented manner.

13. Assumes
legal responsibilities for the discipline and supervision of students in the
classroom, on school property, or in attendance at school-sponsored activities
at all times, in accordance with the District's code of Student Conduct and
maintains a high standard of conduct and good rapport with students.

14. Strives
to maintain and improve professional competence.

15. Assumes
professional and personal responsibility for the management and progress of
classes under his/her authority, direction, and supervision.

16. Assumes
individual responsibilities assigned by principal/supervisor which may relate
to committee work, student activities, student supervision, or other planning
and professional assignments.

17. Maintains
accurate, complete, legible, and correct records as required by law, School
District Number One policy, and administrative regulation.

18. Takes
necessary precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and
facilities.

19. Maintains
and uses equipment in a safe and orderly manner.

20. Instructs
all students in the safe operation of all equipment and watches that students
use the equipment in a correct and safe manner.

21. Conducts
oneself in a professional manner.

22. Seeks
to establish friendly and cooperative relationships between the home and the
school.

23. Provides
parents with information that will serve the best interests of their children
and is discreet with information received from parents.

Other Functions:
1. Attends
and supervises curriculum oriented field trips.

2. Attends
and supervises all activities for which they are responsible.

3. Attends
parent and staff meetings, regularly and on time.

4. Responds
to requests for information in a timely manner.

5. Stays
informed by reading building and district communications.

--EMPLOYEES ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL DUTIES OF
THIS JOB--

Job Qualifications:
Knowledge,

Skills and Mental Ability:
Possess a broad general knowledge of all fitness/health areas with
specific ability to perform each of the physical/health activities taught.

Possess
a general knowledge of health related topics.

Possess
group dynamics and interpersonal skills.

Possess
knowledge of physiological, emotional and educational behavioral development of
children.

Possess appropriate classroom management skills which includes
discipline, record keeping and assessment abilities.

Possess technological and computer skills.

Possess problem solving, imagination, patience, reasoning,
creativity, judgment and analytical abilities.

Possess
swimming abilities.

Possess
first aid and CPR skills.

Specific Qualifications

Elementary and Middle School/Jr. High

Must have a thorough understanding of the
growth and developmental characteristics of students at each age and grade
level.

Must
have the ability to develop and incorporate strategies to accommodate
individual differences within the class setting.

Must
be able to demonstrate the activities that are required to be taught by the
Curriculum Guide established by Physical/Health Educators for Sweetwater County School
District #1.

High School

Must
encourage maximum student participation at all time.

Must
possess the knowledge and skill to help students develop their own lifetime
fitness programs.

Should
be able to teach the concepts of both individual and team activities.

If
teaching swimming unit which lasts for an entire semester, should be a
Certified Water Safety Instructor.

Should
be able to teach the various life saving techniques and swimming strokes.

Education, License, Certification or Formal
Training

Possess
all certificates required by the State of Wyoming.

Must
have at least a Bachelor's Degree with a Major or Minor in Physical Education/Health.

Shall
continue to pursue classes which will promote professional growth.

Physical Demands:
Be
able to stand, walk, and sit for long periods without fatigue or discomfort.

Be
able to lift up to 50 pounds and carry a distance of 100 feet.

Be
able to carry up to 25 pounds for a distance of 1,000 feet.

Environmental Demands:
Be able to spend most of the time inside classrooms with some work
outside in cold/hot weather. Be able to tolerate noise up to 90 decibels.

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