Apr 23, 2021

Biology Teacher

  • State of Indiana
  • Pendleton, IN, USA

Job Description

Work for IndianaGrow 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.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:This role hires at a base salary of $65,429.About the Job:As the Institutional Teacher in the Education Department in a juvenile correctional facility, you will teach academic and/or vocational subject matter at the elementary or secondary levels or in necessary special classes. Students 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 also sponsor special activities or student organizations, assist students in selection of course of study, and counsel students with academic or vocational problems, as you will be responsible for maintaining discipline in the classroom and the school building. In this role, you will participate in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops. The Institutional Teacher reports directly to the Principal and performs duties with minimal supervision.A Day in the Life:The essential functions of this role are as follows: Provide instruction based on acceptable practice that addresses each student's Individual Education Plan goals and state standards where appropriate; Assess student needs, document student progress and report progress to parents quarterly via IEP updates; Assume responsibility for student safety during instruction; Lead or participate on school improvement committees; Assist with supervision of co-curricular events Provide information to students in their appropriate communication mode. 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 We're Looking For: Possession of a valid Indiana teaching license, or statement of eligibility issued by the Indiana Department of Education, or a provisional certificate or emergency permit issued by the Indiana Department of Education. Bachelor's degree or higher in education; Must test negative on all drug screenings. Upon hire, the ability to successfully complete all required training and certifications. What You'll Need for Success: Specialized and current knowledge of the subject matters to be taught (Digital Applications and Responsibility/Microsoft Office programs) 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 potential teaching resources such as visual aids and community resources. Specialized knowledge of and ability to instruct students at several developmental levels. Ability to develop and implement daily and weekly teacher lesson plans designed to enforce full course objectives. Ability to create and provide a positive learning environment conducive to and supportive of individual growth and development of students. Ability to guide and recommend various instructional techniques to individual student’s learning needs and provide individualized instruction. Ability to maintain and control educational department supplies, equipment, and tools. Based on determined needs, has the ability to plan and implement programs to help students achieve prescribed educational and behavioral goals and objectives. Ability to effectively communicate both orally and written. Ability to work effectively in a teamwork environment. Ability to accept supervision and constructive feedback. Ability to actively participate in professional continuing education and training as instructed and approved by supervisor. 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 coveragesWellness 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 matchTwo (2) fully-funded pension plan optionsGroup life insuranceEmployee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visitsPaid vacation, personal and sick time offCompetitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs12 company paid holidays, 14 on election yearsQualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness ProgramNew Parent LeaveFree ParkingFree LinkedIn Learning Equal Employment Opportunity:The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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