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Speech Pathologist for Blind

Date Posted:  Jul 15, 2022
Requisition ID:  380421

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.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


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 posed 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.  


Role Overview:


The Speech Pathologist provides speech, hearing, language, and voice services to students at the school.  You will work with resident and non-resident students who obtain services at the school to fulfill an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).


A Day in the Life:


The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Provide direct therapy services to students for the habilitation/rehabilitation of communication disorders.
  • Serve as a case manager for student’s communication development.
  • Serve as an in-service resource person to staff on speech and language related topics.
  • Refer students needing communication related assessments such as medical, neurological, audiological and/or psychological.
  • Evaluate all assessment information and develops student therapy and training prescriptions.
  • Assist in the identification of materials and equipment utilized for speech pathology services according to program needs.
  • Maintain accurate records and gathers statistical data as needed.


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.

What You'll Need for Success:


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

  • Indiana Speech Pathologist license.
  • Extensive knowledge of the factors that constitute or contribute to disordered speech, language and voice, in both children and adults.
  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of the patterns of social and cultural diversity that affect the communication process.
  • Considerable knowledge of the code of ethics that governs speech pathology services.
  • Working knowledge of certain principles of psychology, mental health, audiology, neurology and the anatomy and physiology of the oral and hearing mechanisms.
  • Working knowledge of state and federal laws and certification standards that affect the delivery of speech and language services.
  • Ability to diagnose and treat a wide variety of community disorders co-existing with the multiplicity of physically challenging conditions.
  • Ability to remain current on new therapeutic techniques.
  • Ability to determine the severity of communication disorders through the comprehensive use of diagnostic and assessment instruments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

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) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • 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





This position traditionally starts at $51,766 - $56,942 per year and may be commensurate with education, certifications, licensures, and experience.


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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