Job Title: Teacher-Physically Impaired

Reports to:Site Administrator
Job Group:Instructional


Job Code:3308
Salary Schedule:INST


This employee is responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program for physically impaired students and meeting the duties of teaching as outlined in laws and policies.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.


  1. Designing the exceptional student education program so that it is consistent with the total educational philosophy and goals of the district.
  2. Continuing professional growth through educational meetings, visiting related facilities, reading professional literature, and exchanging ideas with district staff.
  3. Working in coordination with other ESE teachers and ancillary personnel in planning and developing the program.


  1. Identifying strengths and weaknesses of physically impaired students.
  2. Preparing, implementing, and evaluating an annual educational plan (including transition plans as prescribed) for each student based on individually assessed needs and in accordance with district procedures.
  3. Using appropriate assessment instruments pertinent to areas of instruction.
  4. Supporting projects and programs designed to serve students in the program (e.g. Special Olympics, when appropriate).
  5. Preparing lesson plans for each student.
  6. Providing appropriate schedules for exceptional students involving school personnel as required.
  7. Seeking a variety of services through community resources and agencies to meet the needs of exceptional students.
  8. Providing specialized instructional techniques and media through individual or group sessions designed to meet the educational, social, and emotional needs of students.
  9. Participating in the in-school staffing and screening process as appropriate.
  10. Participating on evaluation teams for physically impaired students as appropriate.
  11. Planning, implementing and evaluating community-based instruction as indicated in the educational plan.
  12. Planning and implementing self-care programs including providing direct assistance to students (e.g., toileting, positioning, lifting, feeding, etc.).
  13. Preparing food for students with special needs.
  14. Planning and implementing a program to assemble, adjust and maintain equipment used in the instructional program (includes adaptive equipment).
  15. Supervising paraprofessionals and/or LPNs as assigned.

Public Relations:

  1. Cooperating with school personnel in coordinating ESE services within that school.
  2. Developing and conducting an inservice program to inform classroom teachers of the goals and objectives of the ESE program and ways of achieving them in the school setting.
  3. Assist in providing information to community groups and parents concerning ESE programs as requested.
  4. Assist in coordinating and providing news releases through the immediate supervisor for local news media as requested.
  5. Conferring with other classroom teachers concerning any educational needs of the physically impaired student.


  1. Ensuring that each student in the program has necessary evaluation records in his/her permanent folder.
  2. Furnishing the school principal with current exceptional student schedules.
  3. Completing progress reports on each student in the program.
  4. Supplying progress reports to school personnel and to parents as necessary and requested.
  5. Completing reports for appropriate local, state, federal and educational agencies.
  6. Referring those students who require further evaluation or re-evaluation follow-up services to the appropriate school personnel or community agencies.
  7. Other responsibilities as directed by his/her immediate supervisor.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Bachelor's degree or above.


  • Valid Florida certification in field.


  • Graduate work beyond the bachelor's degree.
  • Classroom teaching experience.
  • Experience in a like position.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.



  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, scanners, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Teacher-Physically Impaired;   EST: ;   REV: June 29, 1993;   Board Approved: June 29, 1993