Health and Physical Education Teacher

Philip's Academy Charter School

190 Oliver Street Paterson NJ 07505

Full time


Health and Physical Education

Sep 6

Nature and Scope of Job: Under the supervision of the Vice-Principal, the Health and Physical Education Teacher will be the instructional leader of their classroom. The teacher will create, manage, and participate in a variety of learning environments and activities that enhance student development and mastery of learning objectives. Philip’s teachers participate in extensive professional development, collaborate with other faculty and staff, promote rigorous learning opportunities, and look out for the collective and individual interests of Philip’s students as well as the schools’ greater community.

Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide health, safety, family life education and/or physical education instruction as assigned.
  • Works cooperatively with other health and physical education teachers and regular classroom teachers in planning an effective comprehensive school health program.
  • Provide appropriate safety instruction and make safety checks on equipment and field areas to ensure the overall safety of students. Assume responsibility for proper use and storage of physical education equipment.
  • Communicate effectively and collaborate with families to ensure consistency between home and school in order to promote student success.
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive learning environment.
  • Maintain ongoing professional development.
  • Support during other times of the day, including but not limited to teaching a co-curricular and providing supervision during recess, lunch, and hallway.
  • Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice from the Principal.
  • Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field required; advanced degree in education a plus.
  • Hold a valid P-12 Health and Physical Education Instructional Certificate.
  •  1-2 years teaching experience preferred.
  •  Commitment to ensuring academic success for all students.
  •  Shared dedication to Philip’s Academy’s philosophy and mission.
  • Excellent teamwork, work ethic, and organizational skills.
  • Communicate effectively in English, both orally and verbally. Bilingual a plus.
  • Possess excellent integrity, a gentle spirit, and demonstrate strong moral character and initiative.
  • Demonstrate technological abilities: word processing, data management, and informational retrieval.
  • Maintain ongoing professional development.
  • Submit a background check through the New Jersey Department of Education.
  • Be CPR, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogen certified or obtain certification upon hire.
  • Complete a Tuberculosis test and physical and provide a physician’s documentation of both.
  • Be able to kneel, bend, squat, lift, push, pull, and carry students up to 70lbs.
  • Have dependable transportation.

 TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Work year and salary to be determined by the board.

Annual evaluation: The performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with New Jersey State law and the provisions of the board’s policy on the evaluation of certified staff.

NOTE: Pursuant to NJSA 18A:25-3. Teaching etc., on holidays not required “No teaching staff member shall be required to perform his duties on any day declared by law to be a public holiday and no deduction shall be made from such member's salary by reason of the fact that such a public holiday happens to be a school day and any term of any contract made with any such member which is in violation of this section shall be void.”

Philip’s Academy Charter Schools provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Philip's Academy Charter School

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