Adaptive Physical Education Teacher, Special Education - Kohler Academy

Bancroft School | Mountainside, NJ


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Posted Date 7/19/2022
Expiration Date8/18/2022

Do you aspire to help children with diverse challenges build skills for their future? Are you ready to make a real impact in their lives? As a Special Education Teacher at Bancroft, you will draw upon a wealth of curriculum and clinical resources to design individualized student goals. 


Empower Students Through Teachable Moments 

Bancroft is the leading provider in the area of special education for children and young adults. Working here is an unparalleled opportunity to advance your professional career while empowering individuals with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities to realize their best lives.


For over 50 years, Kohler Academy has excelled at providing a high quality education and excellent therapeutic services to exceptional students with very special needs in a safe and nurturing environment.  The Kohler Academy team, our students and their families make up our community of learners whose priority and focus is helping each student reach their full potential as they ultimately transition to life beyond high school.  

The Adapted Physical Education Teacher is responsible for planning, monitoring and implementing a robust, high-quality Physical Education program in alignment with NJ Student Learning Standards for PE with appropriate accommodations and modifications for students with disabilities.

This is a 12-month position


The ideal candidate will have:


-Full certification to teach Physical Education to students with disabilities


-The ability to provide adapted physical education (APE) instruction to students aged 3-21


-Expertise in providing basic instruction in health/fitness related areas: muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance and nutrition


-Experience writing effective summaries, assessments, goals & objectives for student IEP’s


-Experience in data collection for self-use and for plans/assessments by other professionals


-A strong ability to collaborate with teachers, administrators, and related service providers;




Bachelor's degree, Master's preferred, from an accredited college or university preferred in Physical Education; completed undergraduate program in physical education and received a passing grade in a 3-credit Adapted Physical Education or Special Education course OR Bachelor's degree in Special Education and has passed the Physical Education Praxis II; experience working with individuals with disabilities.

Holds a New Jersey State physical education teaching certificate; National Certification in adapted physical education through the Adapted Physical Education National Standards (APENS) program preferred.


For information about New Jersey certifications please visit the NJ DOE Licensing and Certification FAQ Website:

What You’ll Love About Bancroft: 

  • Meaningful Purpose: We truly make a difference in the lives of our students, and it inspires us to be better teachers.
  • Lasting Bonds: We are a close-knit, committed team who feel like a second family
  • Personal Growth: There are opportunities to learn and build skills, professional development, career advancement, tuition assistance, and loan repayment programs 
  • Outstanding Benefits: We offer competitive salaries, retirement savings program, generous paid time off, medical and dental insurance, and more


What May Challenge You: 

  • Every hour of each day is different 
  • Working with students with behavioral and other challenges can be physically, mentally, and emotionally tough


About Bancroft

At Bancroft, you’ll do more than just make an impact. We are a care team of 2,700 employees across 200+ facilities and homes in NJ, PA, and DE committed to making a lasting difference in the lives of the people we serve and their loved ones. Together, we work diligently and compassionately, to improve the lives of the people we serve. Find your purpose and more at Bancroft.


Real Life. Real Purpose.


Bancroft is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and supports diversity, equity and inclusion in its hiring and employment practices, so that every team member can feel a true sense of belonging, and maximize their unique potential.  To this end, all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  


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