Primary Purpose:


Assist teacher in preparation and management of physical education program activities and administrative requirements. Work under supervision of certified teacher.






High school diploma or GED

Educational Aide Certificate issued by SBEC

Paraprofessional Assessment Certificate, Associates Degree or two years (48 semester hours) of college


Special Knowledge/Skills:

Ability to work well with children

Ability to communicate effectively

Understanding of physical and motor development



Some experience working with children



Major Responsibilities and Duties:


Instructional Support


  1. Assist teacher in preparing instructional materials and play area for physical education activities.
  2. Help maintain neat and orderly physical education area.
  3. Help with inventory, care, and maintenance of equipment.
  4. Help teacher keep administrative records and prepare required reports.
  5. Provide orientation and assistance to substitute teachers.


Student Management


  1. Conduct instructional exercises assigned by the teacher; work with individual students or small groups.
  2. Help supervise students throughout school day, inside and outside the physical education room or gym. This includes lunchroom, bus, and playground duty.
  3. Keep teacher informed of special needs or problems of individual students.




  1. Participate in staff development training programs to improve job performance.
  2. Participate in faculty meeting and special events as assigned.



Supervisory Responsibilities:





Equipment Used:


Physical education equipment



Working Conditions:


Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Maintain emotional control under stress. Moderate standing, stooping, bending, and lifting.


The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.