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Job Responsibilities:

1.        Provide individual orientation and mobility assessments and training to blind youth within the parameters of YS procedures.

2.        Provide group instruction in Orientation & Mobility to participants in the New Vision and Next Step Programs for consumers with vision impairment as outlined in the program curricula as youth workload permits.

3.        Provide orientation and mobility assessments and training to blind youth, as per contractual agreement with area school systems.

4.        Develop IEP goals and objectives for each child following evaluation and complete subsequent reports as required by the state for reimbursement.

5.        Monitor progress and implement therapeutic activities to promote confidence, build self-esteem, and foster successful learning experiences for all visually impaired students.

6.        Complete daily documentation and subsequent reports in a timely manner to support requirements for reimbursement from all funding sources.

7.         Collaborate with team members to develop and execute successful youth programs.

8.         Provide guidance and supervision to interns specializing in O&M and follow university guidelines to meet the requirements for their successful completion of fieldwork study.

9.         Foster a team environment with effective communication and a coordinated approach to providing vision rehabilitation services.

10.     Participate in community outreach, advocacy and educational events as needed.

11.     Follow all YS expectations, policies, and procedures.

12.     Follow all ISO procedures as required.

13.      Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Vision Rehab Services.


1.        Education: BA from an accredited university and certification to teach O&M skills to the blind and visually impaired from the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP).

2.        Special Knowledge/Skills:  Specialized training in adapted skills for the blind and visually impaired. Proficient O&M skills for teaching cane travel in various settings; Knowledge of visual disabilities and effects on functional skills; proficient in written and verbal communications; proficient in use of Internet and word processing programs.

3.        Experience:  Minimum hourly requirements for certification to teach O&M required; Two years of experience teaching O&M skills preferred; experience writing IEP goals and providing O&M services to youth in schools preferred.

4.         Supervisory Responsibilities:  O&M interns as required.

5.        Physical:  Good physical health; High energy:  Able to walk long distances and manage public transportation systems independently; Able to manage transportation and training for off-site client instruction.

6.        Personality:  Well-spoken, personable, patient, well organized, punctual, creative, dependable, able to motivate others, enthusiastic, empathetic, adaptive, confident, positive thinker, and flexible.

7.        Working Conditions:  Mostly outdoors; Classroom, commercial, and industrial environments.  Frequent travel required.  Valid driver’s license and clear driving record required, along with valid insurance.

8.         Schedule: 40 hours per week with occasional Saturday hours.

9.        Background Check and Drug Test Require: Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results.

Lighthouse Louisiana is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.


Phone: 504-899-4501

Cert: COMS

SALARY OFFERED: $26 - $29 per hour

BENEFITS OFFERED: Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account, Employer Paid Basic Life, Voluntary Life, Short and Long-Term Disability, 403B Retirement, Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave.

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·         Deadline to apply – Open until filled. 

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact Human Resources at 504-899-4501, x229 or for assistance.