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Teacher of the Visually Impaired

New Orleans, LA

Job Category: Teaching

Posted on May 12, 2017

Summary:

The Teacher for the Visually Impaired is responsible for providing itinerant services to students who are served under contract with schools in the Greater New Orleans area. In addition, TVI duties include collaboration with VRS team members to provide extra-curricular activities for skill development through transition, recreation, and summer camp programs.

Help Lighthouse Louisiana to build a better tomorrow for our students with vision impairment, while living in an exciting city with food, fun, and festivals galore.

Lighthouse Louisiana is seeking a Certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired who is eager to use his/her skills and creativity to provide itinerant vision services and to develop youth programs for children with vision loss in the Greater New Orleans area.

Lighthouse Louisiana is dedicated to ensuring that our youth are receiving well-rounded opportunities to learn through quality instruction and play. Our programs expand beyond the classroom to include Goal Ball, recreation, transition skills training, and a summer camp. If you want to make a difference in the lives of children who are blind in a holistic environment with an interdisciplinary team, contact Lighthouse Louisiana today.

Requirements:

Applicants who do not meet the following requirements listed need not apply.

1. Education: BA in Education or M.Ed. with VI certification from an accredited university.

2. Special Knowledge or Skills: Proficiency with Braille, Assistive technology for the blind, magnification, and adaptations for children with varying degrees of vision loss; Able to screen for referral to O&M services; excellent written and verbal communications; proficient in use of Internet, email, and standard software applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); proficiency with Nemeth code Braille and methods of teaching math to blind students.

3. Experience: At least 1-year teaching as a TVI. Itinerant experience preferred.

Benefits:

Signing Bonus $3000 / Moving Expenses $2000

Health, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account, Employer paid Life, Voluntary Life, Short & Long-Term Disability, Sick, & Holiday

Contact:

Terri J. Brown, HR Manager
123 State Street
New Orleans, La. 70118
P. 504-899-4501, x229
tbrown@lighthouselouisiana.org
www.lighthouselouisiana.org

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