Louisiana Department of State Civil Service TEACHER, ALC Elementary (LSD) in United States

TEACHER, ALC Elementary (LSD)


Depends on Qualifications


Baton Rouge, LA

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LA Schools for the Deaf & Visually Impaired (LSDVI)

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Supplemental Information

LA School for the Deaf is seeking a certified ALC Elementary TEACHER.

The Louisiana Special Schools do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in our programs and activities, and we provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Jeff Travasos, Special Assistant to the LSS Superintendent, (225) 757-3323, jtravasos@lsdvi.org, has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination in employment may also be referred to Julie Alcorn, Human Resources Director at (225) 757-3214 or jalcorn@lsdvi.org.

RELEASE OF ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION INFORMATION: La. R.S. 17:3884(D) requires that any school board wishing to hire a person who has been assessed or evaluated pursuant to the Children First Act, La. R.S. 17:3871, et seq., whether that person is already employed by that school system or not, shall request such person's assessment and evaluation results as part of the application process. Please be advised that, as part of the mandated process, your previous assessment and evaluation results will be requested. You have the opportunity to apply, review the information received, and provide any response or information you deem appropriate.

Physical Activity Level

Some work is performed in physically comfortable positions with little or light physical effort, and some work requires moderate effort. Lifting thirty to forty pounds may be required and brief periods of heavy muscular exertion may be required. Interpreting/ and transliterating require extended use of the upper body muscles and fine motor movements of the hands. Physical requirements are subject to reasonable accommodation in accordance with ADA standards.

There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed. Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. You must include all relevant education and experience on your official State application.

Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account.

Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application or faxed to (225) 757-3206. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.

For further information about this vacancy contact:

LSDVI/Human Resources

(225) 757-3208


Louisiana Teacher certification as set forth in Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel (Bulletin 746) including hearing impaired endorsement. Possession and presentation of Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf/Council on Education of the Deaf (CEASD/CED) certification will satisfy the Louisiana requirements for hearing impaired endorsement.

Must possess, or be willing to acquire, expressive and receptive sign language skills. The minimum acceptable Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) level for effective job performance is Advanced.

Must obtain Advanced SLPI level within two (2) years of appointment to this position.

Must be able to use a computer keyboard and printer, facsimile machine, copy machine, public address system, audio visual equipment, security alarm system and other appropriate equipment.

Job Concepts

I. Program Management Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates ability in planning, organizing, and implementing the LSD and/or LSVI instructional philosophy, program and curricula.

  • Exhibits understanding of handicapped children and their needs, especially the hearing and visually impaired children served by the schools.

  • Becomes familiar with all community service agencies which offer assistance to youth and their families such as mental health clinics, drug treatment centers, etc. recommending referrals to LSDVI Administrators.

  • Maintains a safe physical environment and develops and enforces responsible classroom rules for appropriate student behavior and the care of the school property, facilities, and equipment.

  • Participates in the development of plans and strategies to prevent and/or minimize dangerous situations.

  • Uses common sense and exercises good judgment in making decisions.

  • Maintains complete and accurate records and exercises confidentiality of information in accordance with requirements of the law.

  • Demonstrates appropriate and effective interpersonal skills.

  • Meets with parents, students, and faculty/staff members at the request of the LSD/LSVI Director and/or LSS Superintendent.

  • Participates in various committee meetings and staffing as approved by the LSD Director or LSS Superintendent.

  • Maintains a positive relationship with professional associates, the community, the parents of the students and state and local agencies.

II. Programmatic Responsibilities

  • Receives and processes students who have been assigned to the ALC.

  • Ensures that the ALC is a nurturing environment wherein strict discipline is maintained to provide students the opportunity to complete classroom assignments.

  • Interacts appropriately with students, and assists in creating an environment conducive to learning.

  • Attends faculty meetings, parent conferences, and IEP meetings when requested.

  • Maintains classroom equipment and materials and organizes available space, materials, and/or equipment according to the needs of the assigned students.

  • Consults individually and/or in groups with the students assigned to the behavior clinic.

  • Accompanies student to other classes, the restroom, recess, etc.

  • Monitors the completion of assigned class work given to the students.

  • Under the direction of school administrators, provides information to students, teachers and parents.

  • Assists school personnel in enforcing school rules/polices, including monitoring student movement in the halls, checking passes, lunchtime activities, etc.

  • Interacts with students to promote and reinforce the development of basic life skills, personal control, and responsibility for one's actions to further establish rapport with the student body.

  • Orders lunches for ALC students and maintains records of orders/assignments. Oversees pickup and distribution of ALC lunches.

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.

  • Attends faculty, staff, administrative and/or professional meetings and in-service training as approved and scheduled by the Directors of LSD, LSVI and/or the LSS Superintendent.

  • Participates in school-sponsored activities as a sponsor, advisor, and/or participant as approved by the LSD Director or LSS Superintendent.

  • Attends Sign Language Classes provided by LSD.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Examples of Work

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