Job Description


Job Number:2017-2649

Elem Teacher-Physical Education
White Center Heights Elementary

FTE: 1.000
Hours Per Day: 7.00
Position Type: Continuing

Start Time:
End Time:

Salary: $45,518.00 - $88,792.00

Closing Date: Open Until Filled - To be considered for this position, please submit a
completed online application and upload required documents on or before
this date.

Additional Information: 1.0 Elementary Teacher - PE

JOB TITLE: TEACHER/PHYSICAL EDUCATION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

GROUP: HEA

WORK DAYS PER FISCAL YEAR
: 180

FLSA STATUS
: Exempt

SUMMARY: The position of elementary physical education teacher is to help students learn skills and develop

attitudes and appreciations which will lead them toward the fulfillment of the district’s goals of education. This

position plans physical education programs to promote development of student’s physical attributes and social

skills. The PE Instructor teaches individual and team sports to students, utilizing knowledge of sports techniques

and of physical capabilities of students. The employee organizes, leads, instructs, and referees indoor and

outdoor games, such as volleyball, baseball, and basketball. Instructs individuals or groups in beginning or

advanced calisthenics, gymnastics, or corrective exercises, determining type and level of difficulty of exercises,

corrections needed, and prescribed movements, applying knowledge of sports, physiology, and corrective

techniques. Teaches and demonstrates use of gymnastic and training apparatus, such as trampolines and

weights; may teach students with disabilities.

CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of

Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center Heights in Washington State.

Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining

the community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline

Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship.

The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline

students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future.

The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and

organizational practices:

- Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students.

- Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-
tune their craft and grow in their profession.

- Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students,
families, community and educators work hand-in-hand.

- A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity,
excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.

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.

- Teach and follow the recommended District Student Exit Outcomes at each level and subject area.

- Keep current on educational research, trends, and practices.

- Integrate a variety of instructional strategies and curriculum content.

- Establish immediate and long range objectives which are in accord with District and building curricula.

- Prepare effective plans to meet objectives; motivate student by making lessons interesting/challenging.

- Give explanations, reasonable and appropriate assignments, and directions clearly.

- Organize the classroom setting to contribute to the learning process.

JOB DESCRIPTION: TEACHER/PHYSICAL EDUCATION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

- Evaluate individual student progress regularly and maintain records for report card and/or parent

conference.

- Work collaboratively and cooperatively with building subject area teachers to develop and align

curriculum, instruction, and interdisciplinary projects.

- Enlist the assistance of counselors, administration, and other support personnel where appropriate.

- Provide lesson plans for guest teacher.

- Establish clear parameters for student behavior in the classroom.

- Discipline student in a firm and controlled manner.

- Encourage students to develop courtesy, self-control, respect, and responsibility.

- Enforce rules throughout the school.

- Demonstrate continued professional development.

- Develops rapport with students as individuals in a professional manner.

- Participates in extra-curricular responsibilities.

- Teaches individual and team sports to students, utilizing knowledge of sports techniques and physical

capacities of students.

- Organizes, leads, instructs, and referees indoor and outdoor games and exercise activities.

Other Functions

- Perform such classroom teaching and other duties related to the school program as may be assigned

from time to time by the Principal or designee.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Current Washington State Teacher’s certificate with Elementary Education endorsement or unendorsed K-12

teaching certificate

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS::

Additional PE/Health endorsement

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

Criminal background clearance

Valid Washington State Driver’s License

Pass a post hire, pre-employment physical assessment

CPR and First Aid Certification

KNOWLEDGE OF:

Instructional Theory into Practice

Principles and methods of teaching physical education

Clinical supervision or Peer coaching

Success training

Social Skills training

Intramural program development

CORE knowledge training

Basic first aid skills

School board policies and procedures

JOB DESCRIPTION: TEACHER/PHYSICAL EDUCATION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

ABILITY TO:

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing

Work with elementary age students

Demonstrate the activity or sport to students

Operate a microcomputer and related software

Maintain effective working relationships with other people

Work collaboratively with school and central office administrators, parents, and community members

Demonstrate understanding of and experience with cultural competence

Attend to students injured during an activity

Remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations

Organize activities, set priorities, and follow instructions

Supervise and work with student teachers

Be calm in moments of crisis and administer first aid/CPR if necessary

Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to Building Principal

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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 is constantly required to stand, and walk and use hands

for repetitive grasping. The employee frequently is required to use hands pushing and pulling; bend neck and

back; squat; kneel; reach overhead, lift & carry; push/pull. The employee is will occasionally sit; use hands for

fine finger manipulation; lift overhead; lie down; crawl; knee stand. The employee must constantly lift up to 10

pounds and frequently lift up to 20 pounds. This employee will be expected to occasionally lift up to 55 pounds;

weights 50 -79 lbs should be done with assistance; weights 80 lbs or greater should be done with mechanical lift

and carry only. Employees in this position are required to push/pull a maximum force of 65 pounds; weights 50

-79 lbs should be done with assistance; weights 80 lbs or greater should be done with mechanical lift and carry

only. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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 and outdoor conditions in

artificial and natural lighting. There can be times of inclement weather; older schools may not be climate

controlled for indoor activities. Hardwood floors in gym. The employee regularly works near video display. The

noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

CLASSIFICATION HISTORY

Updated Superintendent’s statement, 2015.01.07
Transferred to newest format by Human Resources, 2014.03.21
Updated by H.R. to include district introduction, 2013.10.07
Updated by HR adding First Aid and Elem Ed endorsement requirements, 2012/10/22
Updated by HR adding Pass a post hire, pre-employment physical assessment 2012/09
Updated by HR with physical demands and work environment analysis 03/11
Created by Human Resources, December, 2010

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.

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