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Teacher of the Deaf

Date Posted:  Oct 20, 2021
Requisition ID:  239243

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46205


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.


About the Indiana School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:
The Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) is a fully accredited school for Deaf and hard-of-hearing students in nursery school through high school. The Indiana School for the Deaf is accredited by AdvancED Indiana and the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD). It provides services to approximately 342 students enrolled on campus. About 60% of the students live on campus during the academic year. ISD offers a full range of social activities, including sports, clubs, and organizations. 

Salary Information:

This position normally begins at $47,814.00 annually, but is commensurate with experience.


About the Job:

The Teacher performs professional teaching of academic and/or vocational physical education subjects to deaf pupils at the pre-school, elementary or secondary level in the Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) or provides special services such as speech or audiological therapy, counseling, psychological testing, etc.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Prepares daily and weekly lesson plans;
  • Assigns and corrects homework and classroom exercises;
  • Utilizes a variety of special instructional equipment;
  • Evaluates performance and progress of students;
  • Counsels students on academic, personal and/or behavioral problems;
  • Administers reading and achievement tests to pupils;
  • Confers with parents and members of staff on student’s behavior and/or personal problems and school progress;
  • Organizes social activities and field trips on occasion;
  • Participates in faculty and professional meetings, education conferences and workshops;

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:

  • Indiana Teacher's License with hearing impaired endorsement;
  • 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;
  • Basic knowledge of audiology, oral rehabilitation and speech pathology;
  • Working knowledge of laws, regulations, professional standards and guidelines relating to the deaf;
  • Working knowledge of school administrative guidelines and policies;
  • Ability to evaluate the performance, skills and progress of a student;
  • Ability to include expressive and receptive skills in manual communication;

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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