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Family Consumer Science Teacher

Date Posted:  Jul 4, 2024
Requisition ID:  444880

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 has substantial knowledge and experience in educating students to master the core curriculum and expanded curriculum that teaches them how to navigate their physical, social, and personal worlds.  Our expertise is accessed and used by local educators to improve the education of all of Indiana's children who are blind or have low vision.  Because of its strong reputation, the school attracts highly qualified administrators and educators, and students from other states whose parents move to Indiana so that their children can attend.


ISBVI is in the process of implementing a strategic plan to transition to a new, state-of-the-art campus.




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 Family and Consumer Science to students with visual impairments.  


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


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


A Day in the Life:


The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Teach content and skills in Family & Consumer Science courses, utilizing curriculum designated by Newport News Public Schools.
  • Instruct students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of Newport News Public Schools.
  • Adapt Family & Consumer Science material and methods to develop relevant sequential assignments and lesson plans that guide and challenge students.
  • Develop lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with the division’s basic instructional philosophy and congruent with course standards; provide individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and subgroups of students.
  • Evaluate academic and social growth of students, prepare report cards, and keep appropriate records including attendance reports, checklists, census forms, and other recordkeeping activities as necessary.
  • Encourage students to think independently and to express original ideas.
  • Evaluate each student’s progress in meeting the course standards for Family & Consumer Science skills.
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.
  • Communicate with parents and school counselors on student progress.
  • Supervises students in assigned out-of-classroom activities during the working day.
  • Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
  • Administers testing per division testing practices.
  • Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.


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.

What You'll Need for Success:


​You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Family and Consumer Science.
  • Valid license or emergency license through the State of Indiana.
  • Certification or willingness to acquire a certification in blind and low vision.
  • 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 benefit 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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