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003EC2 - Residential Mentor SL

Date Posted:  May 5, 2022
Requisition ID:  329021
Location: 

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

 

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.

 

About the Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD):

 

The Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) is a fully accredited school for Deaf and hard-of-hearing students in nursery school through high school. The Indiana School for the Deaf is accredited by AdvancED Indiana and the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD). It provides services to approximately 342 students enrolled on campus. About 60% of the students live on campus during the academic year. ISD offers a full range of social activities, including sports, clubs, and organizations.  

 

Salary:

 

The starting salary for this position may be commensurate with education and/or experience. 
 

About the Job:

 

The Residential Mentor facilitates the care and guidance of students and other youth at a state facility.

A Day in the Life:

 

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Supervises students in dormitories, classrooms, lunch rooms and off campus trips under the supervision of the teacher or residential leader.
  • Supervises student housekeeping activities and inspects dorms and living areas for safety and cleanliness.
  • Prepares necessary materials as directed by the teacher and/or supervisor.
  • Assists with activities outside the classroom and/or dormitories.
  • Supports discipline policy of the classroom/residential program, resolves conflicts between students and assists in monitoring behavior plans.
  • Assures that student hygiene, toileting and safety needs are met.
  • Performs 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.
  • Follows emergency procedures for fire, storm, tornado drills and warnings.
  • Promotes the nine dimensions of student development, including cultural, intellectual, life planning, political, spiritual, physical, emotional, sexual and social.
  • Coordinates programs and recreational activities for students and completes and documents programming plans, paperwork, incidents and student progress.

 

The job description 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.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • 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.
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

 

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

 

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

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

 

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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