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Teacher of the Blind - Elem Ed

Date Posted:  May 19, 2022
Requisition ID:  342603
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.

 

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.

 

Position Overview:

 

This teaching position will serve elementary students to provide instruction to residential and non-residential students with visual impairments in both core curriculum and expanded core curriculum.  Teachers must be proficient in Braille or demonstrate the willingness to become proficient in Braille.

 

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 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: 

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in elementary education, one or more subject areas, or in special education. 
  • Valid teaching 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. 
  • Effective communication skills. 
  • Assist students in using self-control and self-management strategies. 

 

You 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) 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;

 

 

Salary:

 

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

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

 

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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