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Teacher of the Blind & Visually Impaired

Date Posted:  Jan 13, 2022
Requisition ID:  294662

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. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


Indiana School for the Blind & Visually Impaired (ISBVI):
The School for the Blind 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.
Salary Information:

This position normally begins at $47,814.00 annually but may be commensurate with job experience.

About the Job:

As a Teacher of the Blind & Visually Impaired, you will provide 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. 
  • Assess and document student progress and report progress to parents via IEP updates. 
  • Supervise students to ensure health, safety, and welfare. 
  • 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. 
  • Provide direct services and consults to students, families, and stakeholders. 
  • Prepare lesson plans that meet the standards for ISBVI and the state of Indiana. 


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. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.  


What You'll Need for Success:

  • ​Bachelor's degree or higher in elementary education, one or more subject areas, or in special education. 
  • Valid license or emergency license through the State of Indiana. 
  • Specialized and current knowledge of the subject matter to be taught and the techniques used in area of specialization. 
  • Specialized knowledge of modern teaching practices and principles utilized in educating deaf students. 
  • Specialized knowledge of equipment that may be utilized as teaching aids. 
  • Ability to show competency in vision-specific skills commensurate with grade level in which teacher is instructing. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of student information. 
  • Working knowledge of school administrative guidelines and policies. 
  • Ability to evaluate the performance, skills, and progress of a student. 
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing. 
  • Assist students in using self-control and self-management strategies. 


This person must satisfy the following requirements to continue employment: 

  • Certification or willingness to acquire certification in area of visual impairment. 
  • Proficient in braille or the willingness to become proficient. 

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 premiums discount for the 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 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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