May 11, 2020

20-21 Adaptive PE Pool

  • TrulyHired
  • Rio Rancho, NM, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

This Position is for the 2020-2021 School Year.

This posting will create a pool of applicants. As openings become available, these applications will be reviewed and considered for interview.

Job Title: Adaptive Physical Education

Adapted or specially designed physical education (APE) is about meeting the unique needs of individual students with disabilities. In APE, responsibilities include planning and assessment, consultation for general physical education teachers, specially designed instruction/activities, and adapts or modifies the curriculum, task, equipment, and/or environment so a child can participate in all aspects of physical education and functioning.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Degree from regionally accredited college or university in one of the following fields: physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, special education, physical education
  • New Mexico State License and/or
  • Current New Mexico Department of Education license appropriate to the assignment or ability to obtain proper licensure within 90 days of hire.

Essential Job Responsibilities
  • Promotion of physical functioning as part of an active lifestyle
  • Development of fundamental motor skills necessary for participation in sports and recreation with peers
  • Enhancement of self-esteem and self-image
  • Increased physical independence, self-help skills or skills that promote independence and self-sufficiency and/or mobility
  • Decreased health-related complications
  • For young childhood, development of functional and developmentally appropriate motor skills that allow the child to play and participate in an educational environment with typically developing peers
  • Possess a general knowledge of a wide variety of motor activities, individual and team sports
  • Assess students in the areas of gross motor for qualification of specialized instruction to improve physical functioning
  • Develop relevant goals and objectives based on assessment/test results for the student's Individual Educational Plan
  • Plan appropriate physical activities for students with a wide variety of special needs
  • Implement activities for students on an individual and small group basis that are relevant to their IEP goals and beneficial to their gross motor development
  • Evaluate and document student progress
  • Provide regular communication with classroom staff, other ancillary staff and general education teachers on student progress, as applicable
  • Arrange physical environment of the activity area for optimum learning and safety of the students
  • Provide accurate delivery of services to students within the scope of assignment
  • Use appropriate conflict resolution skills with students
  • Maintain positive attitude and ensure learning environment is conducive to student development
  • Develop goals and objectives for professional development
  • Maintain documentation to assure accountability
  • Maintain student behavior in individual and group settings
  • Maintain records of student performance and attendance
  • Complete required reports and present levels of performance data within prescribed time frames
  • Attend motor meetings and in-service training activities for motor staff
  • Comply with state-approved New Mexico Administrative Code of Ethical Responsibility of the Education Profession and the RRPS Employee Standards of Conduct and upholds and enforces rules, administrative directives and regulations, school board policies, and local, state and federal regulations;
  • Employee may be assigned other duties based on the needs of the district during the term of employment.


Reports to: Executive Director of Special Services; Director of Ancillary Special Services; Director of Elementary Special Education; Director of Secondary Special Education

Evaluated by: Supervisor as assigned

Application Procedure:

Applicant must attach:
  • Copy of Professional License OR copy of licensure application with money order sent to NMPED OR a written statement as to the status of your NM licensure.
  • Copy of transcript from each crediting college or university

Review salary information here.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category: Special Education > Adaptive Physical Education
Contact Information
  • Vanessa Burge, Administrative Assistant
  • 500 Laser Rd.
  • Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124

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