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Position Information

Position Name/Title: Physical Education Teacher

Grade Level of Opening:

Application Deadline: ASAP

Job Description & Information:

Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS) provides vital, individualized, results-driven, therapeutic and supportive services for thousands of children, adults and families of all backgrounds each year.

The Physical Education Teacher works with children (K - 12) with emotional and behavior disorders, which may include aggressive behaviors, in a therapeutic physical education setting. The Physical Education Teacher creates and delivers student, individualized and small group instruction within a therapeutic, highly structured, exceptional needs environment. The students attending the Therapeutic Day School have been referred from their home districts to our School to receive an individualized and intensive educational program in our supportive and therapeutic environment. The Therapeutic Day School is located in West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL.


Must be certified by Illinois State Board of Education as a Physical Education teacher
Minimum of 2 years� experience as a school physical education instructor for students with special needs population-including children with Autism, ED, BD, LD
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs
Must complete the physical and testing requirements for the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) training (employer provided)


Endorsement or Certification in Special or Adapted Physical Education is a plus

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Makes decisions within the scope of current policies and procedures. Obtains approval for deviation in procedure
Establish and provide classroom management skills that recognize and include consideration of the characteristics of and the methodology of the student population
Participates in annual professional development on effective practices for physical education
Effectively manage and intervene in disruptive student behavior, both verbal and physical; including use of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) prescribed methods to de-escalate critical situations
Collaborates and maintains ongoing communication relationship with all members of the interdisciplinary team (social workers, teachers, TDS Administration and all other relevant JCFS staff) to achieve a social and educational benefit for the student
Able to be flexible and shift gears quickly based on situations or changing priorities
Independent with sound professional judgment and the ability to establish and maintain boundaries
Demonstrated ability to remain calm in high-stress situations while maintaining an understanding and supportive demeanor
Strong desire to work with those students who have not been able to achieve success in the public/private educational system
Benefits: JCFS offers an array of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Wellness, Paid sick and vacation time, Agency holidays, Pension, 403(b), Flexible Spending Plans, and Life Insurance.

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Jewish Child and Family Services (JCFS) is committed to serving the needs of the diverse Chicago metropolitan area. Accredited by COA, Charter member of CWLA, Licensed by DCFS

Additional Information:

JCFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.
JCFS provides a reasonable accommodation to those who need assistance in completing this application

Posting will be removed from PE Central: 5/5/2019

Contact Person

This is the person for all candidates to contact if they need more information about the job.

Name: Keyona Denton, Recruitment: KD
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 3126733249
Fax: 3125535538

Application Information and Details

Where applicant materials should be sent.

Mailing Address:
216 W Jackson Blvd, STE 700
STE 700
Chicago, IL 60606


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October 2, 2001