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Teacher of the Blind & VI - High School Math

Date Posted:  Oct 10, 2019
Requisition ID:  15771

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

Work for Indiana

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Indiana School for the Blind & Visually Impaired (ISBVI)

The School is nationally and internationally recognized for its excellence and best practices in educating children and young adults who are blind or have low vision. The School is a critical resource for Indiana’s children who are blind or have low vision and the teachers, parents, and caregivers who work with them. Every year, we educate hundreds of children and young adults ranging from 3 to 22 years old and living in all parts of Indiana, many of whom, due to severe or multiple disabilities, other schools in the state have difficulty serving or cannot serve.

ISBVI - over 150 years of service!



About the Job

The Teacher of the Blind & Visually Impaired provides instruction to students with visual impairments in both core curriculum and expanded core curriculum.

A day in the life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Provide instruction that addresses each student's Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals and State standards where appropriate;
  • Assess and document student progress and report progress to parents quarterly via IEP updates;
  • Supervise students to ensure safety;
  • Lead or participate on school improvement committees;
  • Assist with supervision of co-curricular events;
  • Provide information to students in their appropriate communication mode;
  • Exhibit attributes of reliable attendance, promptness, and dependability.

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 we're looking for:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in elementary education, one or more subject areas, or in special education;
  • Certification or willingness to acquire certification in area of visual impairment;
  • Valid license or emergency license through the State of Indiana;
  • Will show competency in vision-specific skills commensurate with grade level in which teacher is instructing;
  • Maintain confidentiality of student information;
  • Demonstrate use of basic assistive technology as required;
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing;
  • Assist students in using self-control and self-management strategies.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

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

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • 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

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis