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Biology Teacher

Date Posted:  Dec 1, 2021
Requisition ID:  278502

Pendleton, IN, US, 46064


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.


About Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility (PNJCF):

The Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility (PNJCF) is a maximum security facility that was established on July 5, 2000. The facility houses over 200 adjudicated, delinquent male juveniles. Youth assigned here may have been sentenced from any of the 92 counties in the State of Indiana. Pendleton offers a sex offender program along with other treatment, including vocational, academic, and volunteer strategies designed, in accordance with its mission, to facilitate a more successful habilitation program and, even more importantly, a successful community re-entry.



The salary for this position traditionally starts at $65,429 per year.

About the Job:

As a Biology Teacher, you will serve as a teacher in a juvenile correctional facility, and your students may have physical and/or mental disabilities. You will prepare daily and weekly lesson plans, record and evaluate performance, and will record and evaluate the progress of your assigned students. You will also maintain discipline in the classroom and the school building. In addition, you 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. 
  • Prepare outline for course study, prepare daily lesson plans, and correct/evaluate assignments in compliance with competency-based curriculum standards. 
  • Train and instruct students on specific trades such as printing, barbering, small engine repair, or horticulture. 
  • Organize program of practical and technical instruction in compliance with competency-based curriculum standards.  
  • Instruct students on 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. 
  • 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. 

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment: 


  • A valid Indiana teacher’s license, or statement of eligibility issued by the Indiana Department of Education. 
  • An Occupational Specialist license, or a provisional certificate or emergency permit issued by the Indiana Department of Instruction.  
  • Must test negative on all drug screenings.  
  • Upon hire, 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 modern techniques of teaching used in the area of specialization. 
  • Specialized knowledge of and ability to instruct and work with students at several developmental/behavior levels. 
  • Ability to evaluate educational, vocational, and developmental performance and progress of students. 
  • Ability to create and provide a positive learning environment conducive to and supportive of individual growth and development. 
  • 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 under emergency situations. 

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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Nearest Major Market: Anderson