Adapted Physical Education
Job Opportunity at Stark County Board of DD

Posted on Jul 17    330-479-3916

Location: Canton, OH
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4137969

Summary   Provides plans and instruction in activities, education, and skills, dependent on the student’s needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Planning and Preparation

  • Demonstrates knowledge of content, teaching methods, and developmental sequence.
  • Becomes familiar and gains knowledge of student’s experience and background.
  • Creates appropriate instructional goals.
  • Designing developmentally appropriate instruction.
  • Assesses student progress.
  • Provides functional age appropriate instruction in physical education, including gross and fine motor skills in group and individual settings
  • Contributes to development of each student’s IEP and ETR by providing assessment data, functional age appropriate goals, objectives, activities, and attending scheduled student staffing
  • Develops and maintains lesson plans

Learning Environment

  • Implements classroom management procedures, strategies and techniques
  • Creates an environment of respect and rapport
  • Establishes a culture of learning
  • Establishes and maintains clear and consistent standards of classroom behavior
  • Organizes physical space in a safe and suitable learning environment


  • Communicates clearly and accurately
  • Uses questions and interactive techniques
  • Engages all students in learning.
  • Provides feedback to students
  • Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness

Professional Responsibilities

  • Self-evaluates teaching effectiveness
  • Maintains accurate records
  • Communicates with families
  • Grows through collaboration including committee work
  • Continues professional enhancement
  • Participates in required in-services including but not limited to: MANDT, van training, CPR, delegated nursing, child abuse, universal precautions, MUI/UI, and others as required by administration.
  • Supervises students in non-instructional activities.

Other Duties As Assigned  The Essential Duties and Responsibilities above represent the most significant duties of this position, but does not exclude other occasional work assignments that would be within the qualifications and responsibility levels of the position.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Department of Education Adaptive Physical Education Certificate

Valid Ohio Driver’s License

Education and/or Experience      

Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education

Computer Skills

Ability to utilize personal computers in a Windows environment; specifically, electronic mail, word processing software and spreadsheets.

Language Skills    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.                                                     

Mathematical Skills   Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. 

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described 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 regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms.  The employee is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

General Expectations:  The Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities promotes a non-hostile and non-discriminating work environment.  Employee must adhere to respectful conduct and language at all times.  The Board expects all employees to follow policies and procedures of the department as well as agency rules and regulations.        


$31,324.80 – (years of prior teaching experience considered)

9-month position 7:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.

State Teachers Retirement System (STRS), health, dental, life, and voluntary insurance benefits, sick time, personal days, and tuition reimbursement. 

August 7, 2017

Persons currently employed by the Board must apply in writing. Other interested persons should submit an application or resume to: 

Human Resources Department

Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities

2950 Whipple Ave NW

Canton, OH  44708


Qualified applicants who are disabled and require special assistance to respond to this employment announcement should contact HR at 330-479-3014

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