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Physical Education - Adapted Instructor

Job ID 4236923 Date posted 03/13/2017

Matheny Medical and Educational Center

65 Highland Avenue

Peapack, NJ 07977

Matheny Medical and Educational Center, a unique special hospital and school for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities, is seeking a:

Physical Education - Adapted Instructor

*Full Time*

Responsibilities include:

  • Addresses the needs (primarily in the physical domain) of the patient population in an age appropriate manner.
  • Identifies the needs of patients through on-going assessments, instructional methods, and monitoring programs.
  • Provides instructional programs that meet the individual needs of patients through the use of exercise, sports and adapted physical education programs.
  • Completes program documentation in accordance with divisional requirements; maintains patient files containing current information related to the patient’s program.
  • Responsible for case management of assigned patients; Reviews all documentation generated by team members; Facilitates progress meetings and creates reports.
  • Consults with other members of the interdisciplinary team to assemble information consistent with the needs and capabilities of each patient; Ensures appropriate instruction is integrated into the patients’ overall programs.
  • Provides additional training in areas outside of specialty instruction.

    To qualify, a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from an accredited college or university required. Minimum of one year of experience working with persons with developmentally disabilities preferred.

    Matheny offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes medical/dental, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, tax deferred retirement plan, and generous paid time off.

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    EOE M/F/D/V

  • The Matheny School is a New Jersey approved private school for children with disabilities. When a school district needs the resources to effectively educate the student with complex disabilities and associated health needs, Matheny is there to help. At Matheny, children having a variety of developmental disabilities, physical challenges and complex medical conditions find a safe, supportive environment where they can reach their academic, social, vocational, and personal potential. For over 60 years Matheny has been helping students achieve their greatest level of learning and independence through our collaborative approach, integrating traditional academics with therapeutic intervention and pre-vocational skills development. Our caring staff includes special education teachers and aides, licensed therapists in the areas of speech/language pathology, occupational therapy, and physical therapy, as well as nurses, social workers and psychologists. The entire team works closely with our students’ families and local school districts to design a service plan that is uniquely tailored to each student’s specific needs. At Matheny no disability is a barrier to learning. Our students learn in small, supportive class groupings, with plenty of individual attention. Through the use of adaptive techniques and instructional and assistive technology we provide universal access to any learning activity. And, while every student has an individualized education plan (IEP), our interdisciplinary team is always looking at innovative strategies to meet each child’s individual learning style and unique learning needs. The overriding goal is to give each student the opportunity to achieve the highest level of academic achievement and the greatest degree of independence possible. The Matheny School is licensed by the State of New Jersey DOE and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The academic curriculum at Matheny School meets the New Jersey Department of Education Common Core State Standards and Core Curriculum Content Standards.

    It takes special people to care for those with special needs.

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    While the great majority of Matheny patients have cerebral palsy as their primary diagnoses, Matheny also has patients with spina bifida, Lesch-Nyhan Disease (LND) and a wide range of uncommon conditions including Rett syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Cornelia De Lange syndrome, Wolf-Hirshorn syndrome and 4Q Deletion syndrome. Lesch-Nyhan Disease is a rare x-linked recessive disorder associated with cognitive impairment, high levels of uric acid in the blood, kidney involvement and the hallmark symptom -- severe and involuntary self-injurious behaviors. Matheny is recognized as the leading source of information on care issues regarding LND.

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