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Teacher of the Blind

Date Posted:  Jul 6, 2024
Requisition ID:  444985

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46240


Work for Indiana


Begin a fulfilling career with the State of Indiana by joining one of the largest employers in the state, offering a diverse range of opportunities across 60+ agencies. At the state, you'll find competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a commitment to work-life balance. Most importantly, you'll have the chance to make a real and measurable impact on the lives of Hoosiers across Indiana.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion—we make it our goal to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace with a workforce that is representative of Indiana's population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


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 positioned 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.




Salary is commensurate with education and job experience.


Role Overview:


This is a full-time position with all classes being on site at the school.  You will teach residential and non-residential students with visual impairments in both core curriculum and expanded core curriculum.  You may teach elementary to high school students.  Subject-area expertise will be arranged with the supervisor and based on training and experience.  


Teachers must be proficient in Braille or demonstrate the willingness to become proficient in Braille.


The school will pay the expenses for teachers to obtain Visual Impairment Graduate Licensure through Indiana State University.


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 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 the area of specialization. 
  • Specialized knowledge of modern teaching practices and principles utilized in educating impaired students. 
  • Specialized knowledge of equipment that may be utilized as teaching aids. 
  • Ability to show competency in vision-specific skills commensurate with the grade level the teacher instructs. 
  • Ability to maintain the 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 the area of visual impairment. 
  • Proficient in braille or the willingness to become proficient.​ 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may be utilized in a supervisory capacity based on agency needs.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


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

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • 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


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting, selecting, developing, and promoting employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to complete this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected].


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.

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