Physical Education Instructor

Job Description

Physical Education Instructor - P.E. Teacher

Reports To:
                Executive Director


Responsible for teaching and safely conducting basic physical education, sports, recreation and related classes in strict compliance with the certification guidelines of local board-of-education curriculum standards. In addition, as a staff member, the Physical Education Instructor's main concerns include the safety, supervision, advising, counseling, and role modeling for our students.


  • Teaches fundamental academic practical aspects of sportsmanship, discipline and sports behavior.
  • Teaches relate and/or outdoor courses in accordance with local board-of-education curriculum standards in order for students to earn Carnagie units (high school credits).
  • Test students' knowledge and abilities through both written and practical examinations.
  • Researches, selects and maintains appropriate educational lesson plans, materials, equipment, and resources
  • Adheres to all certification, contract, quality assurance, and state educational guidelines and requirements.
  • Implements effective individualized remedial programs as required.
  • Coordinates all activities with the Lead Teacher, Program Manager/Director of Operations and Executive Director.
  • Safely teach, conduct, schedule, obtains clearance, and organizes physical education training exercises in a variety of environments.
  • Maximizes use of community resources (gyms, courts, classrooms, equipment).
  • Performs and coordinates practice and examinations in accordance with Institute policy standards.
  • Ensures facility, Equipment and supply compliance with all laws, regulations, and policies, including Institutes Policies.
  • Teaches students how to maintain all equipment within compliance standards.
  • Supervises and teach practical application training of students in fitness systems maintenance and repair
  • Serves as advisor and positive role model for assigned students and prevents and intervenes in student altercations and incidents.
  • Assumes supervision responsibilities for absent instructors as directed by supervisors.
  • Actively participates and acts as lead supervisor in one to ten-day overnight trips, special activities that involve recreational sports, facility and equipment cleaning, grounds maintenance, and equipment relocation that may require sleeping in tents, boats, institutes, etc. under varying weather conditions and that may require extended 16-hour workdays/24 hour on-call status.
  • Drives institute vehicles as required in accordance with the Van Policy.
  • Administers first aid and CPR during emergencies in accordance with American Red Cross standards.
  • Conducts and practices emergency evacuation procedures.
  • Maintains records of students' progress in certification and curriculum-based classes.
  • Writes reports as required by program standards and report schedule.
  • Assist in preparation for placement of graduating advisees.
  • Performs home visits as dictated by program standards and / or state contract.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisors.

Job Requirements


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.  (Degree preferred)
  • Current certification as a CPR, First Aid by a nationally recognized organization (Red Cross, AHA).
  •  One to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Current state driver's license (CDL may be required).
  • Satisfy criminal background check and drug screening per state requirements.


Integrity/Trust — Maintaining social, ethical, and organizational values and norms; building trust and confidence with the staff and with internal and external customers; respecting the confidentiality of personal and proprietary information.

Work Standards — Applies high performance standards to all work-related activities.

Teamwork — Supporting, facilitating, and participating in activities that promote team effectiveness; demonstrating sensitivity for the feelings and needs of team members and supporting team goals.

Communication (oral and written) — Effectively expressing ideas verbally and non-verbally and actively listening to individuals and groups; preparing and focusing presentations to the characteristics and needs of the audience; expressing ideas clearly and concisely in written form, through memoranda, letters, reports and other documents.

Planning and Organizing — Establishing a course of action with specific long-range goals for the institute; setting priorities among competing requirements and allocating resources in the most efficient and effective way; developing contingency plans that participate changes in the work environment.

Judgment — Deciding on and committing to an action on the examination of the facts at hand; finding creative solutions to situations and opportunities that arise; taking strategic risks when necessary.


While performing the duties of this job, the staff member is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear.  The staff member frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The staff member is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  The staff member must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.


While performing the essential functions of this position work is performed in a school/outdoor environment, and around moving parts and equipment where physical risks are predictable and/or controllable by observance of standard safety precautions. Heightened awareness to surroundings and observance of established safety precautions is essential in avoidance of injury or accident. Due to the nature and location of the work environment, tasks include potential for intermittent exposure to disagreeable elements, e.g., heat, humidity, inclement weather. Tasks include potential exposure to various youth illnesses and/or infectious bodily fluids. 

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