The Children's Home of Kingston
  • Kingston, NY, USA
  • 26.79
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program


Grove Street Academy (GSA) is a school located on the Children's Home of Kingston campus in Kingston, NY. This school provides necessary educational services to both day treatment and residential students, ages eight to twenty-one, grades 4th through 12th. GSA is an 853 NYSED certified school, specializing in small departmental and self-contained classes, and provides students and their families with a system of interventions and supports that are not available within the public education sectors.

The Physical Education Teacher will coordinate and provide developmentally appropriate educational services to students whose abilities differ from their peers. Directs, monitors, and mentors' teacher's assistants working with students who have challenging behaviors. The Physical Education Teacher provides physical education therapy services for individuals and small groups according to IEP recommendations. Demonstrates knowledge of developmental levels and of disabling conditions using a variety of techniques and equipment.

***After 90 days of continuous employment will receive a $400 sign on bonus***

Position Responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver engaging, effective instruction aligned with NYS Learning Standards and incorporating best practices for students with disabilities grades 4-12

  • Planning and implementing lesson plans for teaching health & wellness & physical fitness techniques, sports playing, and living a healthy and active lifestyle

  • Transfer mastery of content to students by leveraging their background knowledge and experiences

  • Implement a variety of teacher strategies to facilitate learning amongst diverse learners and social justice topics

  • Uses student engagement as a core component of classroom management system.

  • Develops and differentiates instructional materials to support student learning

  • Supervises students

  • Manages student behaviors

  • Completes and submits lesson plans using school-wide format

  • Establishes effective classroom routines and assists in daily school operations

  • Reviews and enacts services and accommodations as outlined by students' Individual Education Plan (IEP) and Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)

  • Communicates with colleagues, supervisors, parents, and residential staff as needed regarding student progress

  • Monitors student progress and provides remediation or enrichment as appropriate

  • Maintains accurate record of student performance

  • Reports incidents as needed and in accordance with office protocol

  • Participates in CSE meetings, and monitors student progress toward IEP goals

  • Completes required documentation as required by administration, including treatment team forms and BIP progress monitoring notes

  • Performs other duties as assigned by administration such as breakfast duty, bus duty, and ISS duty

  • Implements Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) techniques effectively and consistently

  • Participates and promotes the school's Positive Behavior Interventions Supports (PBIS) program

  • Attends all trainings and meetings as required by administration

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to speak, read, and writes English fluently, which allows full communication with agency staff and 3rd parties.

  • Ability to perform highly exacting work, complex in nature, and to exercise sound judgment.

  • Ability to evaluate facts, interprets results, and makes recommendations.

  • Ability to use sound judgment while following agency policies, practices and procedures.

  • Possess a valid driver license with a driving record acceptable to CHK's insurance carrier and possess the ability to drive agency vehicles to other agency sites and places for training purposes.

Education, Training and Experience:

  • Current NYS Certification in Education; Special Education preferred

  • Experience working with students with various cultural backgrounds

  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

Must be able to list up to 45 pounds at a time

Must be able to kneel, sit, stand, crawl, push, and pull to assist and teach children throughout the day

Children's Home of Kingston is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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