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Physical Education Teacher

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Denver Children's Home
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Denver Metro
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Employees in this job function as a Physical Education teacher, with experience in special education, completing a variety of assignments to teach regular or special subjects in a therapeutic, educational setting.


  • This position is scheduled 7:30am-3:30pm and will follow the academic school year calendar
  • This position requires the physical education teacher to work a six-week summer school session in addition to the regular academic school year calendar.
  • This Position accrues P&M time


Areas of Responsibility


  • Teaches students with disabilities, at the elementary or secondary level, in physical education.
  • Prepares, adapts, and delivers instructional material.
  • Develops suitable curricula and effective teaching methods based on assessment of students' needs.
  • Evaluates students' academic and behavioral progress.
  • Supervises students in classrooms, school buildings and social-curricular activities.
  • Works with the Special Education Coordinator to facilitate IEP meetings.
  • Develops and implement Personalized Learning Plans (PLP) and Individualized Education Programs (IEP) which includes transition goals and objectives.
  • Teaches desirable study, work and recreational habits by providing students with opportunities for which they are best suited.
  • Creates and maintains student records and prepares reports relative to the work.
  • Selects appropriate texts, learning aids, materials, and supplies.
  • Participates in teacher training, teacher meetings and treatment meetings as required.
  • Maintains records and prepares reports and correspondence related to the work.
  • Serves as the primary teacher/educational case manager for a group of up to 12 students. 
  • Supports and encourages positive behaviors and contain negative behaviors in the classroom through the use of behavior management techniques, school-wide contingency management program and individual Behavior Support Plans.
  • Utilizes the interventions and techniques as outline in the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) model to manage the educational milieu.
  • Assesses students’ present levels of academic functioning using a variety of formal and informal tools to include but not be limited to the Woodcock-Johnson Test of Achievement IV, I-Ready, BASC, and other CBM’s as needed.
  • Facilitates ongoing communication with client’s community (i.e. parent/guardian, caseworker, therapist, GAL, probation officer, dorm staff, etc.)
  • When applicable, facilitates communication between educational placements

Other duties as assigned by the Director of Education as needed for the management and overall success of the academic and treatment programs at the Bansbach Academy

  • Possession of a Colorado Department of Education special education license or has the ability to acquire a Statement of Eligibility (SOE)/Special Education Generalist Alternative License or Temporary Teacher Eligibility Authorization (TTE).
  • “Highly Qualified” in a core content area or able to become Highly Qualified.
  • Able to work as outlined in the academic school year which includes 180 days and one-six-week summer school session.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of teaching.
  • Knowledge of subjects and activities required in therapeutic facility school.
  • Knowledge of instructional methods applicable therapeutic facility school.
  • Knowledge of the texts, materials, supplies and equipment necessary in carrying out educational or recreational programs.
  • Considerable knowledge of current literature, trends and sources of information in the field of education.
  • Ability to evaluate critically the educational achievements of students and to give assignments according to their interests and ability.
  • Ability to prepare lesson plans and organize a meaningful instructional program.
  • Ability to prepare examinations to test the attainment of students.
  • Ability to interpret the results of tests.
  • Ability to maintain discipline and to get along well and develop rapport with children.
  • Ability to maintain records, and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others.
  • Ability to maintain favorable public relations.
  • Must be able to perform the job duties described above, all of which will be necessary to meet the educational and treatment needs of the children at our school.
  • Must have a valid Colorado Driver’s license and a driving record that qualifies for DCH insurance coverage.
  • Pass the agency’s driver certification, TCI, First Aid/CPR and QMAP
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