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Physical Education Specialist

Company: Hope
Location: Wrentham
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Who We AreHope is a clinical, educational, and therapeutic provider for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We exist to help individuals reach their maximum potential by providing state-of-the-art therapies, access to recreation, vocational training, and individualized education programming. Hope offers dynamic, varied programs individualized to the individual's needs. Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art services in the most inclusive environments to encourage persons to fulfill their individual potential through evidence-based treatment, advocacy, and community education.The Wrentham Developmental Center is a historic state-run medical facility for the treatment of psychiatric and developmental disorders. Hope has partnered with Wrentham Developmental Center to provide essential habilitative services to the individuals residing at the facility. Through our services, we optimize the quality of life and care for residents while promoting residents' independence and functional ability across varied settings.Job SummaryThe Physical Education Specialist provides individualized physical education instruction or services to residents of Wrentham Developmental Center with exceptional physical/medical needs due to gross motor and/or developmental delays, as well as other medical impairments or challenges. Essential Functions

  • Provide adapted physical education services to residents with intellectual/developmental disabilities, autism, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic impairments, or other disabling conditions.
  • Adapt instructional techniques to the age and skill levels of the residents.
  • Instruct residents, using adapted physical education techniques, to improve physical fitness, gross motor skills, perceptual motor skills, or sports and game achievement.
  • Assist in screening or placement of residents in adapted physical education programs.
  • Assess each resident's physical progress or needs, in conjunction with other clinical team members.
  • Establish and maintain standards of behavior to create safe, orderly, and effective environments for learning.
  • Provide individual or small groups of students with adapted physical education instruction that meets desired physical needs or goals.
  • Evaluate the motor needs of individual residents to determine their need for adapted physical education services.
  • Maintain thorough resident records to document attendance, participation, or progress, ensuring confidentiality of all such records. Marginal Functions
  • Assume responsibility as a mandated reporter concerning incidents of purported abuse/neglect of individuals as outlined in the agency's policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above. Training, Academic, and Experiential Requirements
    • Must be at least 21 years of age.
    • Must possess at least a bachelor's degree.
    • Successful background clearance, physical, drug/alcohol screeningPreferred Qualifications
      • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively (both written and orally) in a professional manner, with all levels of employees. Also, the ability to interact and lead effectively on a multidisciplinary team.
      • Enhanced understanding of medical/clinical records, consents and confidentiality
      • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and analytical, problem solving skills
      • Ability to handle multiple complex tasks or assignments, consistently producing high quality work
      • Proficiency in the use of personal computers and software applicationsKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities
        • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively (both written and orally) in a professional manner, with all levels of employees.
        • The ability to train, mentor, and direct others in a clinically or process-oriented manner.
        • Possesses the ability to lead others, inspire positive change and good customer service is vital. Working ConditionsThe work is done primarily at Wrentham Developmental Center. The work does not include significant usage of a motor vehicle. The work may also require exposure to low to medium amounts of noise in a long-term residential setting. On occasion, the work may require flexible hours outside of normal business hours.

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Keywords: Hope, Brockton , Physical Education Specialist, Education / Teaching , Wrentham, Massachusetts

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