Louisiana Department of State Civil Service RESIDENTIAL ADVISOR SUPERVISOR, LSVI in Baton Rouge, Louisiana



$1,882.00 - $3,962.00 Monthly

$10.86 - $22.86 Hourly

$1,882.00 - $3,962.00 Monthly


Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge, LA

Job Type



LA Schools for the Deaf & Visually Impaired (LSDVI)

Job Number



12/5/2016 11:59 PM Central

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THIS POSITION WILL FILL THE NIGHT SHIFT - 12:00 midnight to 8:00 am

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.

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.

The Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired is a residential school for students from throughout Louisiana who are visually impaired (pre-school through high school), operating seven days a week, 24 hours a day. There are over 260 students (day and dorm) served by the residential staff. The incumbent of this position provides basic care, supervision, guidance and training of students in assigned dormitories at the school.

This position is supervisory level with direct supervision over Residential Advisors involving the custody, guidance and training of visually impaired students. Basic responsibilities are the training and supervision of Residential Advisors, participation in the development of techniques and procedures for the guidance of students and in creating a home-like environment for the students. This position is responsible supervising and implementing student goals and objectives for after-school educational and residential program. Work is performed in accordance with established policies and procedures and involves the use of nature judgment in counseling and advising students in enforcing dormitory rules. Supervision is received from the Dorm Director.

Preference may be given to applicants knowing Braille.

Physical Activity Level--3 Work requires moderate effort for such activities as bending, stretching, stooping, walking over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces, or lifting thirty or forty pounds. Work may require brief periods in which heavy muscular exertion is required.

The employee must be able to perform assigned duties without significant risk of substantial harm to his/her own safety/security and the safety/security of others. 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, and teaching visually impaired students, 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.

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

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For further information about this vacancy contact:

LSDVI/Human Resources

2888 Brightside LN, PO Box 3074

Baton Rouge, LA 70821

(225) 757-3213



Three years of experience in child care, child development, or early childhood education, one of which must have been in a residential setting for deaf and/or visually impaired children.


College training which included at least six semester hours per year in one or a combination of education, child development, psychology, or sociology will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required general experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.


Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To supervise Residential Advisors within an assigned dormitory or dormitories depending on student population.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

General review from Student Development Specialist or Dean of Students.

Supervision Exercised:

Direct over Residential Advisors 1, 2, and 3.

Location of Work:

Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from Residential Advisor 3 by presence of supervisory responsibilities over subordinate Residential Advisors within assigned dormitory or dormitories.

Differs from Student Development Specialist by lack of responsibility for establishing programs for students and staff.

Examples of Work

Supervises subordinate Residential Advisors within assigned dormitory(s) or supervises Residential Advisors assigned to weekend duty or night duty.

Plans and assigns work schedules to subordinates, approves leave, evaluates performance, counsels subordinates, and recommends appropriate disciplinary action.

Coordinates interviews; makes recommendations for hiring, promotions, reassignments.

Works with staff development specialist to establish appropriate training for assigned staff.

Conducts staff meetings; keeps staff advised of school practices, policies and procedures.

Participates in the development of policies, procedures, and standard practices for the dormitory program.

Reviews, evaluates, and monitors student and staff progress in meeting goals and objectives.

Assists in the development of dormitory activities by planning and scheduling in coordination with other staff.

Provides personal and social adjustment advice for students as identified by the Student Development Specialist; in conjunction with the Student Development Specialist, administers student discipline in accordance with school practices, policies, and procedures.

May chaperone and/or transport students to off-campus activities such as field trips, athletic events, shopping, recreation areas, medical appointments, to and from home, and to other activities.

*See attached duties and responsibilities for more information