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Resident Assistant for the Blind

Date Posted:  Jul 6, 2024
Requisition ID:  444991

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46240


Work for Indiana


Begin a fulfilling career with the State of Indiana by joining one of the largest employers in the state, offering a diverse range of opportunities across 60+ agencies. At the state, you'll find competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a commitment to work-life balance. Most importantly, you'll have the chance to make a real and measurable impact on the lives of Hoosiers across Indiana.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion—we make it our goal to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace with a workforce that is representative of Indiana's population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ISBVI):


The Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is one of the largest schools for the blind and visually impaired in the country, in terms of its student population. ISBVI's vision is to provide diverse and salient opportunities for students, educators, and families to access and benefit from its resources.  The school is positioned to serve as a center of educational excellence and a broker of best practices research and training for educators, students, and families - which will have the effect of significantly improving the educational experiences and lives of children who are blind or have low vision.  




This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $34,216 ($17.54 per hour).  Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.  There may be overtime opportunities to pick up additional shifts during staff absences.  This is a 9-month position.  Pay can be spread across 12 months.

Role Overview:


The Resident Assistant supports staff by facilitating the care and guidance of students and other youth during after-school and evening hours. You may be assigned to supervise students in dormitories, recreational facilities, dining facilities, and events under the supervision of the residential leader.


This is a second-shift position.  Hours are:

  • Sunday:  5:30pm -11:30pm
  • Monday - Thursday:  3:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Friday: Off
  • Saturday:  Off


A Day in the Life:


The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Supervise students in dormitories, classrooms, lunchrooms, and off campus trips under the supervision of the teacher or residential leader.
  • Supervise student housekeeping activities and inspect dorms and living areas for safety and cleanliness.
  • Prepare necessary materials as directed by the teacher and/or supervisor.
  • Assist with activities outside the classroom and/or dormitories.
  • Support discipline policy of the classroom/residential program resolving conflicts between students and assisting in monitoring behavior plans.
  • Assure that student hygiene, toileting, and safety needs are met.
  • Perform a variety of duties providing for the guidance, care, training, development, and socialization of hearing and/or visually impaired, physically challenged or developmentally delayed students.
  • Follow emergency procedures for fire, storm, and tornado drills and warnings.
  • Promote the nine dimensions of student development, including cultural, intellectual, life planning, political, spiritual, physical, emotional, sexual, and social.
  • Coordinate programs and recreational activities for students and complete and document programming plans, paperwork, incidents, and student progress


The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:


You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Basic understanding of the characteristics needs and effective methods of guidance of students of varying ages at different stages of development and at different levels of mental ability.
  • Knowledge of state, federal, and agency rules, and regulations.
  • Ability to keep accurate records concerning the care of the students.
  • Ability to supervise students in dormitories, classrooms, and other on- and off-campus activities.
  • Effective communication skills.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
    • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
    • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting, selecting, developing, and promoting employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to complete this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected].


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.

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