This position will serve the North Louisiana area.

The deadline to apply is 02/28/2021

Functions/Duties/Responsibilities:

Program Management Responsibilities

  • Implements Louisiana Schools for the Deaf and Visually Impaired (LSDVI) instructional philosophy, program, and curricula when providing outreach services to children and their families.
  • Exhibits knowledge of special education rules and regulations associated with implementation of state and federal laws.
  • Exhibits understanding of handicapped children and their needs, especially the visually impaired children served by the school and demonstrates awareness of specialists, agencies, and organizations that serve disabled children and their families.
  • Demonstrates appropriate and effective office management skills such as planning, organizing and implementing.
  • Exercises good judgment in making decisions.
  • Maintains accurate records of contacts, instructional strategies implemented, current calendar of appointments, expense account forms, inventory records and student records; exercises confidentiality of information in accordance with requirements of the law.
  • Applies knowledge and skills of program supervision demonstrating appropriate and effective interpersonal skills.
  • Maintains a positive relationship with professional associates, the community, the parents of the students and state and local agencies.
  • Exhibits understanding of disabled children and their needs

Programmatic Responsibilities

  • Travels throughout Louisiana to provide outreach services to children and their families.
  • Travels to LSVI campus on annually identified dates to assist with instruction and student activities such as White Cane Day, Braille Challenge, etc. as directed by the supervisor.
  • Administer prescribed pre and post tests to evaluate the student progress.
  • Provides input for decisions regarding placement of children in appropriate educational programs.
  • Uses designated curricula and materials in the teaching/learning process in a variety of approaches and techniques which develop lesson objectives and meet child and family needs.
  • Prepares and utilizes appropriate materials to meet specific needs of the child and the family.
  • Develop weekly lesson plans for child ages 0 – 3 for supervisory review.
  • Specifies learner outcomes in clear, concise objectives; includes activities that develop objectives; identifies materials needed for lessons; and states method(s) of evaluation.
  • III. Professional Conduct
  • Demonstrates reliability and punctuality in attendance and in meeting obligations.
  • Exhibits professional ethics.
  • Exhibits initiative and recognizes and follows established communication channels.
  • Exhibits a willingness to accept and use suggestions for improvement.
  • Uses time effectively.
  • May be required to develop and implement a Professional Growth Plan in consultation with the designated supervisor.
  • May be required to complete a self-evaluation.
  • Maintains an appropriate student-adult relationship and respects the individual worth and dignity of each student.
  • Demonstrates appropriate and effective skills in Braille, orientation and mobility, adaptive technology and low vision aids.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education or a related field.

Possess or is eligible for Louisiana Ancillary Certification in Orientation and Mobility as outlined in Part CXXXI, Title 28/Education; Bulletin 746–Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel; Chapter 4, Subchapter A-410

ACVREP OR NOMC Certification in Orientation and Mobility.

Knowledge of appropriate skills in orientation and mobility and the use of low vision aids.

Must possess, or be willing to acquire, knowledge of and ability to apply current standards-based educational practices associated with children who are blind/visually impaired to a variety of settings.

Knowledge of appropriate teaching methods in orientation and mobility and other aids related to visual impairments/blindness.

Must possess a current Driver’s License and the ability to be certified through the State Driver Safety Program.

Must have access to reliable transportation to retrieve/return state vehicles and/or rental vehicles in order to perform job duties. Must have access to personal telephone services at home. Frequent travel greater than 100 miles/day is required.

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