Adaptive Physical Education Teacher


Tides Family Services is a nonprofit organization that is committed to providing comprehensive support and resources to children, adolescents, and families facing various challenges. The overall mission of Tides is to provide services and supports that allow youth to live in a community-based setting. An "Agency Without Walls" our services are delivered in homes, communities, schools...wherever our youth are. 

  • Provide an appropriate and innovative adapted PE program designed to meet individual students with moderate to severe trauma and behavioral needs, as specified on the IEP, facilitating physical fitness, safety habits, good health, neuro-muscular, coordination, balance, strength, mobility, gross motor skills, perceptual motor skills, and sports and games achievement.
  • Use instructional practices that are likely to challenge, motivate, and engage all trauma informed students and facilitate equitable, active student participation.
  • Establish a productive learning environment culture in which all students are respected.
  • Use of a variety of assessments during instruction to inform teacher of student progress.
  • Enable students in the development of an appreciation for the importance of Physical Education and Health.
  • Assist students with developing healthy lifestyle behaviors and social skills.
  • Utilize knowledge of exercise physiology to allow for the safe modification of expectations in PE that safely meet the needs and abilities of students.
  • Use a variety of questioning and discussion techniques during instruction.
  • Commit to professional growth, participating actively in department meetings, faculty meetings, and professional development initiatives.
  • Participate in the extracurricular activities hosted at Tides’ School, collaborate within the team, and meet all professional responsibilities.
  • Communicate effectively with students, families and colleagues.
  • Engage families in their children’s education by building relationships and maintaining regular communication. 
  • Physical educational experience with a minimum of 3-6 years  experience in academia  in  K-12, charter or other non-traditional schools.
  • A demonstrated solid track record of providing the adaptive physical education that ensures excellence in physical education, health and therapeutic lessons for students.
  • Capacity for intellectual, physical and social development of at-risk youth, through a comprehensive program that promotes academic excellence and prepares its students for success in school and in life.
  • Skilled in instructional methods and materials that are deemed appropriate for accomplishing identified goals and objectives.
  • Enable students in the development of an appreciation for the importance of Physical Education and Health.
  • RIDE Certified elementary or secondary Physical Education – Health teacher 
  • RIDE Certified in Adaptive Physical Education elementary or secondary
  • Physical Education Certification completed or in process
  • Valid driver’s license and registered/inspected vehicle – Required