PE Teacher

St. Joseph Catholic Academy is in search of a dynamic PE Teacher for the school, with a committed focus on its Catholic identity and teaching students about truth, beauty and goodness by critically thinking about the world around them. St. Joseph Catholic Academy serves 243 students in PreK – 12th grade. The school is located in Killeen, Texas and is a growing community that provides a Classical education by utilizing time-tested methods from our Catholic Tradition and applying them to the contemporary world. St. Joseph’s stated mission is to provide academic and spiritual excellence in a Catholic environment.

Ministerial Character

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Austin are canonically obedient to the Bishop and assist him in fulfilling his ministry and canonical obligations. Pastors, presidents, and principals serve as leaders of the schools to make Christ’s mission present and enduring in the schools. In order to fulfill Christ’s mission, the school leaders employ suitable, chosen collaborators, sharing with them Christ’s mission and entrusting to them various responsibilities.

Positions employed in this School help extend the ministry of the School leaders in particular ways as outlined in the job description. The employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the School leaders in the performance of their ministry and, therefore, engages in ministry for the Church.

Job Summary

The PE Teacher fulfills the mission of the Catholic school by developing, initiating, and administering the program in a particular sport which adequately prepares the student-athlete for interscholastic competition. The PE TEacher is recommended to the principal by the athletic director, hired by the principal, and evaluated in consultation with the athletic director.

Essential Duties

• Supports and upholds the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school
• Acts as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Catholic Church
• Supports and adheres to the Code of Conduct and policies and procedures of the school and Diocese
• Maintains confidentiality regarding school matters
• Models professional conduct and sensible sportsmanship while instilling these characteristics within team members
• Conducts practice sessions and games according to local diocesan policy and league regulations
• Schedules practices and games in consultation with the athletic director
• Verifies student eligibility to practice and participate by completion of physicals, release/hold harmless, and registration
• Monitors the physical condition and fitness of participants and reports injuries to parents and school officials
• Continually monitors and supervises all activities of the participants at all practices and games
• Teaches essential safety skills and strategies to student athletes; monitors safety compliance
• Follows school and diocesan policies regarding academic eligibility, safety guidelines, and transportation rules
• Distributes and collects all athletic equipment and uniforms
• Communicates with athletic director regarding need for early dismissals, field, and gym use
• Ensures that emergency contact information is available at practices and games
• Demonstrates professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits
• Maintains a work schedule that maximizes availability to the school, students and staff
• Able to instruct athletes about proper strategy, skills, and rules of the game
• Able to motivate student athletes to perform optimally as an individual athlete and team member
• Uses approved, corrective, and positive discipline procedures in dealing with inappropriate student conduct
• Collaborates with school personnel to enhance the work environment and support academic programming
• Conferences with parents upon request and responds to messages in a timely manner

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Knowledge of the basic teachings of the Catholic Church
• Knowledge of adolescent physical development and sport skills and regulations
• Expertise, knowledge, and competency in fundamentals of the sport
• Able to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form
• Able to work well with others in the school community
• Skill in handling multiple tasks simultaneously
• Skill in motivating and engaging student athletes
• Skill in organizing and relating information in an understandable format
• Skill in job appropriate technology
• Skill in critical thinking and planning

Minimum Qualifications

• High school or equivalent

• Previous coaching and/or playing experience

Certifications and Training:
• Current CPR certification and first aid training
• Must submit an Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) Application for Ministry within the first week of employment, participate in an EIM Basic abuse prevention training workshop within 60 days of submitting a complete Application for Ministry, and maintain EIM compliance during the entire term of employment.

Working Conditions

• Required to work some nights and weekends
• Required to manage high to moderate levels of stress
• Required to work in standard gym, field, and school conditions

Employee Certification

All employees must adhere to the Catholic Schools Standards of Conduct, the Diocese of Austin EIM policies, and the social, ethical, and moral teachings of the Roman Catholic Church as interpreted by the Bishop of Austin.

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