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Mathematics Teacher

Date Posted:  Jan 4, 2022
Requisition ID:  241381

LaPorte, IN, US, 46350

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 Department of Correction:

We promote public safety by providing meaningful, effective opportunities for successful re-entry.  As the model of best correctional practices, we strive to return productive citizens to our communities and inspire a culture of accountability, integrity and professionalism. 


Salary Information:

Commensurate with experience

About the Job:

In this role as an Institutional Teacher, you will serve as a teacher in a juvenile correctional facility, teaching academic and/or vocational subject matter as qualified at the elementary or secondary levels or in necessary special classes.  Students may include mentally or physically handicapped, socially, or emotionally disturbed individuals or multiple handicapped persons.  You will prepare daily and weekly lesson plans, record and evaluate performance and progress of students, arrange and coordinate field trips or experiential learning, and administer group achievement and other kinds of evaluative instruments.  You may act solely as the guidance or vocational counselor with the appropriate credentials.  You may also sponsor special activities or assist students in selection of courses of study, and counsel students with academic or vocational problems.  You will be responsible for maintaining discipline in the classroom and the school building, and will participate in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops.



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A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Instruct students in one or more subject areas such as mathematics, English, social studies, science, health, history, physical education, art, or music, etc.
  • Intervene as per policy in critical incidents preventing injury, escape, or property damage.
  • Prepare an outline for course study, prepare daily lesson plans, assign lessons, and assign homework and correct/evaluate assignments in compliance with competency-based curriculum standards.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Promote positive social values and personal accountability.
  • Train and instruct students within specific trades such as printing, barbering, small engine repair, or horticulture.
  • Organize a program of practical and technical instruction involving practices, methods, processes, and terminology in compliance with competency-based curriculum standards.
  • Instruct students in health safety precautions, use and maintenance of tools and equipment of the trade, and codes of regulations of the trade.
  • Supervise the daily work of students in the shop or laboratory and evaluate achievement of individual students in technical knowledge and trade skills.
  • Operate all job-related equipment.
  • Collaborate with operations, health care, and treatments in order to enhance the learning environment of students.
  • Provide written reports to, and may participate in, multidisciplinary treatment team.

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 We're Looking For:

  • Possession of a valid Indiana teaching license, or statement of eligibility issued by the Indiana Department of Education, possession of an Occupational Specialist license, or a provisional certificate or emergency permit issued by the Indiana Department of Instruction.
  • Ability to obtain Special Education License within required timeline established by Department.
  • Must test negative on all drug screenings.
  • Must attend, participate in and successfully complete in-service training programs (at least 40 hours annually, including mandatory certifications such as CPR, personal protection, etc.).
  • Specialized and current knowledge of the subject matter to be taught and the techniques used in the area of specialization.
  • Specialized knowledge of and ability to apply modern methods of teaching, training, and testing students.
  • Specialized knowledge of teaching resources such as visual aids and community resources.
  • Specialized knowledge of and ability to instruct students at several developmental levels.
  • Based on the determined learning level of each student, must have the ability to set and help students achieve their prescribed educational and behavioral goals and objectives.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Ability to evaluate educational or vocational performance and progress of students.
  • Ability to prepare and execute detailed daily and weekly lesson plans and to determine and adhere to full course objectives.
  • Ability to interpret and react to behavior patterns and to communicate with tact and understanding in order to promote maximum student educational development.
  • Ability to create and provide a positive learning environment conducive to and supportive of individual growth and development.
  • Ability to tailor instructional techniques to individual student’s learning needs and provide individualized instruction.
  • Ability to maintain and control classroom supplies, equipment, and tools.
  • Ability to abide by the Department’s Standard of Conduct and all behavior expectations. Must possess positive role model traits.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and written.
  • Ability to recognize and report overt basic symptoms of illness, dysfunctional, and inappropriate behavior.
  • Ability to work within a culturally diversified environment.
  • Ability to issue verbal instructions with authority.
  • Ability to accept supervision and constructive feedback
  • Ability to provide appropriate documentation of each individual student’s educational and behavioral progress.
  • Ability to actively participate in professional continuing education and training as instructed and approved by supervisor.
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary treatment team that provides a holistic treatment approach to each individual student.
  • Ability to adhere to Department’s dress code and grooming requirements.
  • Ability to work under emergency situations.
  • A working knowledge of basic street and security threat groups.
  • Working knowledge and ability to perform approved self-defense techniques.

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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