Job 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 extracurricular activities for skill development through transition, recreation, and summer camp programs.
Help Lighthouse Louisiana to build a better tomorrow for our students with vision impairments, 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 in 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.
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Excellent Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account, Basic Life Insurance, Voluntary Life Insurance, Short and Long-Term Disability, Retirement Savings, Vacation, Sick and Holiday Pay
Education:BA in Education or M.Ed. with VI certification from an accredited university.
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.
Experience:At least 1-year teaching as a TVI. Itinerant experience preferred.
At Lighthouse Louisiana, our goal is to provide people with disabilities opportunities to succeed. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Gulfport create jobs for people who are blind. Proceeds from the sale of high-quality, commercially competitive products help fund services for people who are blind, Deaf, or who have other disabilities.We help people get jobs and keep jobs, regain their independence, and challenge the expectations of the capabilities of people with disabilities. We're constantly evolving to better serve our community by providing more high-quality products, creating more jobs, and developing new programs.