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Maintenance Specialist IV (14-2719)

GENERAL APPLICANT INFORMATION: The State of Texas Employment application is required in order to apply for any open position. You may obtain the application by (1) applying in person in our Human Resources (HR) Office, (2) contacting the HR Department to request an application by mail, email or fax, or (3) downloading the application instructions with Criminal History Authorization (52 k) Pre-Employment Affidavit (670k) and application (468 k) . Please read the instructions very carefully before applying; they contain valuable information about the application process and tips on what type(s) of information to put on the application.

Please Note: The "Instructions" file contains an additional form entitled "Criminal History Authorization Form", which MUST be submitted along with your application. The applications are accessible and have Word Macros for better functioning with screen readers. If you are not a screen reader user, please ignore the information about macros.

TSBVI participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Applications are accepted in person Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or they may be returned by regular postal mail, e-mail, or facsimile, as long as they are received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Resumes are accepted in addition to the application but will NOT be accepted in lieu of the employment history section of the application, so please complete all sections in full.

The job postings for all current openings are located in the HR Office. The closing date for each position indicates only the minimum length of time a vacancy will be posted. Positions may remain open beyond the closing date if the hiring department has not received a sufficient number of applications. Some positions are posted internally for five days before they are offered to the general public. If you are interested in a position that is posted for current employees only, we encourage you to check our website again after its closing date to see if the position has been made available to all applicants.

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
ATTN: Human Resources Department
1100 West 45th Street
Austin, TX 78756
HR Office: (512) 206-9129
HR Fax: (512) 206-9403
HR E-mail:

The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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POSITION: Teacher in Short-Term Programs (Internal Applicants Only)

DEPARTMENT: Short-Term Programs
POSTING #:
18-0062
MONTHLY SALARY: 
Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience (2018-2019 School Year/210-day contract)
SHIFT: Monday-Friday, and Weekends when needed; flexible hours required
OPENING DATE: 5/22/2018
CLOSING DATE: 5/28/2018
CLASSIFICATION #: N/A
GROUP #:  N/A
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Assists in developing new instructional modules for providing short-term and summer programs
  • Assists in developing curriculum for new short-term and summer classes
  • Assists in planning and preparing for short-term and summer classes
  • Teaches short-term program classes
  • Assists in coordinating summer programs
  • Assists in developing surveys, reports, and dissemination documents related to programs
  • Interfaces with local schools and with parents to establish effective programs for individual students before students attend a class and to provide transition follow-up after classes are completed
  • Performs regular and special assignments effectively, and adheres to all departmental and school policies and procedures
  • Promotes positive relations through effective communication and involvement with TSBVI staff, local school districts, families, other agencies, and community members, to meet student and programmatic needs; occasional travel may be required
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Principal of Short-Term Programs

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university [Applicant selected for hire will be required to submit a copy of college or university transcript(s)]
  • Must have Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments supplemental certification (TVI)
  • Two years’ full-time experience as a teacher of record working with visually impaired students
  • Skill in working closely with other professionals

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with academic level students at various grade levels, including adapted technology, literacy, math tools and low vision adaptations
  • Experience serving visually impaired students in their local school districts
  • Knowledge of various screen-readers including JAWS, NVDA and Voiceover
  • Ability to quickly learn new technology and teach students in its use
  • Willingness to teach some classes via distance learning platforms
  • Master’s degree in Education, Visual Impairments or a related field

 

TO APPLY: Applicants should complete the State of TX employment application, which can be obtained in person, or by contacting HR to request it by mail or fax, or by downloading it from our web site at www.tsbvi.edu/human-resources. Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The closing date indicates the minimum length of time a vacancy must be posted; the position may remain open beyond the closing date if the hiring department has not received a sufficient number of applicants. Applications must be received in the HR office by 5PM on the closing date.

 

 

POSITION: Teacher Aide I-II (Internal Applicants Only)

DEPARTMENT: Short-Term Programs
POSTING #: 18-0060
MONTHLY SALARY: $2,227.00 - $2,846.00
SHIFT:
Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (occasional weekends)
OPENING DATE:
05/21/2018
CLOSING DATE:
05/25/2018
CLASSIFICATION #:
0812 / 0813
GROUP #:
A9 / A11
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provides instructional monitoring and support, as directed by teachers
  • Assists students in getting to and from their instructional settings, cafeteria, Health Center, and other settings as needed; monitors students in the cafeteria as needed
  • Effectively uses technology to communicate, organize work, document student performance, and create or obtain instructional materials under teacher direction
  • Learns and uses effective teaching techniques and classroom strategies to accommodate the various learning styles and modes of students
  • Drives class to community activities using state vehicles
  • Effectively implements all department and school policies and procedures
  • Works with residential staff to coordinate programming for students
  • Continues professional growth and development, including participating in all assigned in-service training
  • Uses effective teaching techniques and classroom strategies to accommodate the various learning styles and modes of students
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned 

SUPERVISOR

  • Principal of Short-Term Programs 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Teacher Aide I:

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Completion of two years (60 hours if institution considers 15 hours/semester as full-time or 48 hours if institution considers 12 hours/semester as full-time) coursework from an accredited college or university [Original college or university transcript(s) required at time of interview]

OR

one-year full-time experience working with children with disabilities plus one year of college plus a passing score on a local or state paraprofessional assessment**

OR

two years full-time experience working with children with disabilities plus a passing score on a local or state paraprofessional assessment

** If the applicant selected for the position has not passed a local or state assessment, the applicant will be offered the position contingent upon passing the TSBVI paraprofessional assessment administered during the interview.

  • Must receive TEA certification as an Instructional Aide III (at your own expense) within 6 months of beginning employment
  • Must have sufficient physical strength to assist in lifting and/or transferring students up to adult age
  • Good writing and data collection skills
  • Ability to communicate, receptively and expressively, through oral speech with students
  • Must be eligible to be approved to drive state vehicles
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Google Suite (Gmail, Docs, Drive) 

Teacher Aide II:  All the above qualifications, PLUS:

  • Two years full-time experience as a Teacher Aide I at TSBVI

OR

one year full-time experience as a Teacher Aide at TSBVI plus one year full-time experience as a Resident Specialist at TSBVI

OR

one year full-time experience as a Teacher Aide at TSBVI plus one year of external classroom experience as a teacher or teaching assistant (Must provide letter from school district verifying experience at time of interview)

OR

Two years full-time experience as a Resident Specialist at TSBVI plus completion of college level coursework in child development, education, psychology, vocational education or a closely related field.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of college level coursework in child development, education, psychology, vocational or closely related field
  • Experience working with children and youth with disabilities in a classroom or work setting
  • Familiar with Braille
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Completion of training related to students with visual and multiple impairments

 

TO APPLY:  Current TSBVI employees may apply for this position by completing a State of Texas Employment Application. The application is available online at http://www.tsbvi.edu/current-positions-available or in the Human Resources Office.  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The closing date indicates the minimum length of time a vacancy must be posted; the position may remain open beyond the closing date if the hiring department has not received a sufficient number of applicants. Applications must be received in the HR office by 5PM on the closing date.

 

 

POSITION: Teacher of Students with Multiple Impairments (18-0061)

DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive Programs
POSTING#: 18-0061
MONTHLY SALARY: Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience
SHIFT: M-F, 7:45am-3:45pm
OPENING DATE: 05/21/2018
CLOSING DATE: 06/01/2018
CLASSIFICATION: T021
GROUP: N/A
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The role of the teacher, in responding to the unique needs of the individual student, is to interact effectively with each component of the educational setting within the framework of the philosophy, standards, and code of ethics established by Board policy and state law in order to create an educational environment which is conducive to learning and which provides opportunities, strengthens areas of weakness, and extends positive values to each facet of life.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Cooperates with other teachers in planning and implementing the instructional program for the students assigned
  • Works with the team members in identifying and solving problems related to his/her students in school, dormitory, and community environments
  • Diagnoses and assesses student needs to determine instructional goals and objectives
  • Utilizes teaching techniques and classroom strategies to accommodate the various learning styles and modes of his/her student
  • Assists in the selection of programs, equipment and materials to meet the needs of his/her students
  • Supervises aides, and all others assigned
  • Performs assignments effectively relating to all department and school policies and procedures
  • Utilizes equipment and facilities in the most effective manner to support the instructional program
  • Promotes positive relations through effective communication and involvement with family, appropriate agencies, and community members to meet individual student needs
  • Utilizes professional classroom management techniques to assist students in learning
  • Continues professional growth and development
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Assistant Principal

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university [Applicant selected for hire will be required to submit a copy of all college or university transcript(s)]
  • Must have Texas special education and elementary level certifications or eligibility for internship certifications.
  • Must have or be willing to obtain the Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments supplemental certification within a specified period of time
  • Must have or be willing to obtain ESL certification within a specified period of time

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with students with visual and multiple impairments
  • Proficiency in using Sign Language
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

 

TO APPLY:  Applicants should complete the State of TX employment application, which can be obtained in person, or by contacting HR to request it by mail or fax, or by downloading it from our web site at www.tsbvi.edu/human-resources.  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications must be received in the HR office by 5PM on the closing date.

 

 

POSITION:Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

DEPARTMENT:  Comprehensive Programs                                                      
POSTING #:  18-0059
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience            
SHIFT:  Monday-Friday, 7:45am-3:45pm (some evenings)
OPENING DATE:  8/17/18                                                                                 
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  T021                                                                              
GROUP #:  n/a      
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Initially works closely with assigned mentor to learn best practices for assessing students with visual and multiple impairments
  • Compiles evaluation information for student Full and Individual Evaluations using methods and adaptations needed for students with vision loss and severe impairments
  • Conducts evaluations relating to educational achievement, intellectual functioning, and adaptive behavior; and social, emotional and behavioral functioning
  • Leads multidisciplinary team completing autism evaluations
  • Writes reports of evaluation results and makes recommendations for IEP development
  • Makes recommendations regarding counseling as a related service and provides counseling services as assigned
  • Consults with instructional staff regarding test interpretations and recommended teaching strategies
  • Communicates evaluation results in jargon-free manner to parents
  • Participates in IEP Planning Meetings, IEP Committee Meetings, and other team meetings as assigned; leads discussions on evaluation at these meetings
  • Conducts training regarding evaluation, disability conditions or other areas
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and remains current in state and federal laws, policies and procedures regarding evaluation; continues professional growth and development
  • Serves as a member of the school’s crisis team and occasionally may be asked to respond to a student in crisis at night or on weekends
  • Collaborates with team members to implement positive behavior interventions and supports, including completion of functional behavior assessments and developing behavior intervention plans; assists with related training of staff
  • Provides consultation to team members and parents regarding emotional issues
  • Coordinates communication and consultation with school nurses, psychiatrists, parents, administrators and staff members regarding psychiatric recommendations and psychotropic medications management
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Special Education Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in psychology with Licensed Specialist in School Psychology credential from the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists [Applicant selected for hire will be required to submit a copy of all college or university transcripts]
  • Skill in working well as a team member and with diverse groups of students, parents and staff members in direct service delivery and consultation
  • Skill in learning and implementing best practices for assessing students with visual and multiple impairments
  • Must be available during the evening or weekend for emergency interventions on an infrequent basis

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience assessing students with visual and multiple impairments in a public school setting
  • Experience with data-based decision-making in the development and implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans
  • Experience consulting with psychiatrists, parents and staff members for students with severe behaviors
  • Familiarity with IDEA and Texas regulations and rules governing assessment of students in special education
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

TO APPLY:  Applicants should complete the State of TX employment application, which can be obtained in person, or by contacting HR to request it by mail or fax, or by downloading it from our web site at http://www.tsbvi.edu/current-positions-available.  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications must be received in the HR office by 5PM on the closing date.

 

POSITION:  Teacher of Deaf and Hard of Hearing                                                                     

DEPARTMENT:  Comprehensive Programs                                                              
POSTING #: 
18-0058
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience                                           
SHIFT:  M-F, 7:45am - 3:45pm    
OPENING DATE:  5/15/18                                                                                           
CLOSING DATE: 
Open Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  T021                                                                                        
GROUP #: 
n/a  
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Assesses, makes service recommendations and provides direct instruction and consultative services for students with auditory impairments and DeafBlindness
  • Completes required documents for the ARD committee process, including documentation of eligibility for services as a student with auditory impairment
  • Participates in all team meetings, planning meetings and ARD committee meetings for students with auditory impairments and DeafBlindness
  • Provides training and consultation to teachers and other team members in planning and implementing the instructional program related to the unique learning needs of students with auditory impairments and DeafBlindness
  • Manages, maintains, and troubleshoots audiological equipment used by students, such as FM systems, hearing aids, and cochlear implants; provides related training to staff
  • Coordinates the purchase, placement, and maintenance of audiometric equipment such as portable audiometers and sound booth
  • Coordinates activities related to hearing screenings and audiological evaluations for all students; completes and submits required annual report to Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Works with team members in identifying and solving problems related to his/her students in school, dormitory, and community environments
  • Performs assignments effectively relating to all department and school policies and procedures
  • Promotes positive relations through effective communication and involvement with family, the local school district, and appropriate agencies to meet individual student needs
  • Continues professional growth and development
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Assistant Principal

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university [Applicant selected for hire will be required to submit a copy of all college or university transcript(s)]
  • Must have Texas Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing certificate
  • Must have or be willing to obtain the Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments supplemental certification within a specified period of time

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with students with visual and multiple impairments, including DeafBlindness
  • Experience consulting and training others regarding the needs of deaf and hard of hearing students
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

TO APPLY:  Applicants should complete the State of TX employment application, which can be obtained in person, or by contacting HR to request it by mail or fax, or by downloading it from our web site at http://www.tsbvi.edu/current-positions-available.  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications must be received in the HR office by 5PM on the closing date.

 

 

POSITION:  Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) II or Nurse (RN) II 

DEPARTMENT: Health Services                                                       
POSTING #:  18-0056
MONTHLY SALARY:  $3,384.00 (LVN II) or $4,316.00 (Nurse II)    
SHIFT: Full Time; Day Shift; Occasional Weekend
OPENING DATE:  5/18/18                                                                
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  4421 or 4411                                                 
GROUP #:  A13 or B19
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provides direct health care services to students
  • Maintains health center operations
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Health Services Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) II:

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Graduation from an accredited program for Licensed Vocational Nurses or the equivalent
  • Current LVN license for the State of Texas [Copy of license required at time of application]
  • Good clinical assessment and judgment skills

Nurse (RN) II:

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Graduation from an accredited school for Registered Nurses
  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) license for the State of Texas [Copy of license required at time of application]
  • Good clinical assessment and judgment skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Pediatric, psychiatric, and/or school health experience
  • Experience providing nursing care to special needs patients
  • Skill in using MS Word and MS Excel software
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Skill in using sign language

TO APPLY:  Applicants should complete the State of TX employment application, which can be obtained in person, or by contacting HR to request it by mail or fax, or by downloading it from our web site at www.tsbvi.edu/current-positions-available.  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications must be received in the HR office by 5PM on the closing date.

 

POSITION:  Resident Specialist II (Escort) PART-TIME; FEMALE ONLY

DEPARTMENT: Weekends Home                                                   
POSTING #: 18-0055
MONTHLY SALARY:  $1,113.50 – 1,423.00 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT: 20 HOURS/WEEK Fridays- 1:30pm-11:30pm and Sundays- 9:00am-7:00pm
One time per month the work day may shift to Thursday or Monday.  Applicants must be available these days.
OPENING DATE:  5/11/18                                                                
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  5203                                                              
GROUP #:  A9
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Accompanies students to and from their home communities on weekend trips, ensuring their safety and well-being
  • Supervises and assists students at departure, during the trip, and at all stops
  • Participates as a member of student teams and implements the student’s educational plans during the weekends home trips
  • Fosters the education of the students in academic, daily living, leisure time and social skills based upon the programs written by the teachers and team
  • Maintains Vehicles and weekends home facilities so as to provide for safe transportation of students and a safe environment
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Weekends Home Coordinator

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Skill in working harmoniously with children and adults
  • Must know or be willing to learn basic sign language (for certain assignments)
  • Must have sufficient physical strength to assist in lifting and/or transferring students up to adult age
  • Ability to communicate, receptively and expressively, through both sign language and oral speech, or just oral speech, with ASL fluent and non-signing staff and students

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • One-year full-time experience as a Resident Specialist at TSBVI OR one-year full-time experience in a closely related direct care capacity
  • Skill in using sign language
  • Experience working with children
  • CPR and First Aid certification

TO APPLY:  Applicants should complete the State of TX employment application, which can be obtained in person, or by contacting HR to request it by mail or fax, or by downloading it from our web site at www.tsbvi.edu/current-positions-available.  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications must be received in the HR office by 5PM on the closing date.

 

POSITION:  Residential Teacher                  

DEPARTMENT:  Comprehensive Programs                                                             
POSTING #:  18-0054
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience
SHIFT:  M-F, 11:00am – 8:00pm (187-day contract)
OPENING DATE:  5/10/18                                                                                           
CLOSING DATE:  5/23/18
CLASSIFICATION #:  N/A                                                                                          
GROUP #:  N/A 
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Cooperates with classroom teachers and residential instructors in planning and implementing the instructional program for the students assigned
  • Works with classroom teachers, residential instructors and other team members in identifying and solving problems related to his/her students in school, dormitory, and community environments
  • Diagnoses and assesses student needs to determine instructional goals and objectives, with focus on the expanded core curricular skill areas of Independent Living; Recreation and Leisure; and Social Interaction
  • Completes Present Levels of Academic and Functional Performance; Individualized Education Program goals and objectives; and reports progress for assigned students in coordination with residential instructors
  • Utilizes teaching techniques and strategies to accommodate the various learning styles and modes of his/her students and models these for residential instructors
  • Assists residential instructors in planning and designing schedules and instructional activities
  • Trains residential instructors to ensure that required modifications and accommodations, including necessary low vision aids and other tools to access the environment, are utilized by students in residential and community settings
  • Assists residential instructors in the selection of programs, equipment and materials to meet the needs of his/her students
  • May conduct or assist with Learning Media Assessments and Functional Vision Evaluations for assigned students
  • Performs assignments effectively related to all department and school policies and procedures
  • Promotes positive relations through effective communication and involvement with family, appropriate agencies, and community members to meet individual student needs
  • Utilizes positive behavior support techniques to assist students in learning
  • Assists with student crisis interventions related to behavior as needed and assigned
  • Continues professional growth and development
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Residential Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university [Applicant selected for hire will be required to submit a copy of all college or university transcripts]
  • Must have or be eligible to receive Texas special education certification or internship certification
  • Must have or be willing to obtain Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments supplemental certification within a specified period of time

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with children with visual and multiple impairments 
  • Texas Family and Consumer Sciences certification
  • Texas English as a Second Language certification
  • Skill in using sign language
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Master’s degree in education of students with visual impairments or related field

TO APPLY:  Applicants should complete the State of TX employment application, which can be obtained in person, or by contacting HR to request it by mail or fax, or by downloading it from our web site at www.tsbvi.edu/current-positions-available.  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications must be received in the HR office by 5PM on the closing date.

          

POSITION:  Substitute                                          

POSTING #:  SUB                                                                     
DEPARTMENT(S): Food Services, Security, Comprehensive Residential A and B, Comprehensive Programs, and Weekends Home
SALARY:  $11.76/hour - $12.85/hour                                                        
SHIFT:  Will vary as needed           
OPENING DATE:  1/24/18                                       
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  Sub                                       
GROUP #:  N/A                                                  
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Applicants may now apply to be a substitute for the following position(s) at TSBVI: Food Services, Security, Resident Specialist, Teacher Aide, Teacher, or Transportation Escort
  • All substitute applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be required to attend a Substitute Information and Interview Session.  If you are selected to be a substitute, you must attend New Employee Orientation.
  • As a substitute, you will be called on an as needed basis only; work hours are not specified or guaranteed. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  •  High school graduation or equivalent

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of closely related coursework from an accredited college or university
  • Experience working with children with disabilities  

TO APPLY:  Applicants should complete the State of TX employment application, which can be obtained in person, or by contacting HR to request it by mail or fax, or by downloading it from our web site at www.tsbvi.edu/human-resources.  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The closing date indicates the minimum length of time a vacancy must be posted; the position may remain open beyond the closing date if the hiring department has not received a sufficient number of applicants. Applications must be received in the HR office by 5PM on the closing date.

  

POSITION:  Substitute Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) II or Substitute Nurse (RN) II                           

DEPARTMENT: Health Services                                                               
POSTING #:  18-0026
SALARY:  $18.96 (Sub LVN II) per hour/$26.13 (Sub Nurse II) per hour DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT:  Varies (6:00am-2:00pm, 2:00pm-10:00pm, or 10:00pm-6:00am)
OPENING DATE:  12/5/17                                                                   
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  4421 or 4411                                                     
GROUP #:  A13 or B19
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provides direct health care services to students
  • Maintains health center operations
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Health Services Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Substitute Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) II:

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Graduation from an accredited program for Licensed Vocational Nurses or the equivalent
  • Current LVN license for the State of Texas [Copy of license required at time of application]

Substitute Nurse (RN) II:

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Graduation from an accredited school for Registered Nurses
  • Current Registered Nurse license from the State of Texas [Copy of license required at time of application]

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Pediatric, psychiatric, and/or school health experience
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Skill in using Word and Excel software applications

TO APPLY:  Applicants should complete the State of TX employment application, which can be obtained in person, or by contacting HR to request it by mail or fax, or by downloading it from our web site at www.tsbvi.edu/human-resources.  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The closing date indicates the minimum length of time a vacancy must be posted; the position may remain open beyond the closing date if the hiring department has not received a sufficient number of applicants. Applications must be received in the HR office by 5PM on the closing date.

 

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What Is The Texas School For The Blind And Visually Impaired?

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) serves as a special public school in the continuum of statewide placements for students who have a visual impairment. Students, ages 6 through 21, who are blind, deafblind, or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities, are eligible for consideration for services on the TSBVI campus through Comprehensive Programs or Short Term Programs.  The TSBVI Outreach Programs serve as a statewide resource to parents of these children and the professionals who serve them, from birth through transition from school.

The other major divisions of TSBVI are: School and Student Services (student admissions and  records); the Business, Operations and Technology Division (budgeting, accounting, purchasing, payroll, supply warehouse, maintenance, food service, security, transportation, duplication and technology); and Executive Administration (superintendent's office, human resources, curriculum, legal, internal audit and risk management).

 

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JOBS AT TSBVI

As you can tell from the above description of our school, we employ people in many diverse positions. The list below is by no means inclusive, but it does provide examples of the types of positions which may become available:

  • Accountant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Audio/Visual Technician
  • Clerk
  • Diagnostician
  • Dorm Manager
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Nurse
  • Occupational/Physical Therapist
  • Programmer
  • Resident Specialist
  • Security Officer
  • Substitute
  • Teacher
  • Teacher Aide

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THE APPLICATION AND HIRING PROCESS

TSBVI uses the standard State of Texas employment application. You may pick up a copy of this application at our school or download from the Current Job Vacancies and Application Information page on our website.

We strive to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, age, color, sex, religion, national origin or disability. It is our intention to fully comply with provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, including fulfilling requests by applicants and employees for reasonable accommodation. If you, as an applicant, need accommodation for any aspect of the employment process, please let us know.

Persons seeking employment at TSBVI may normally only submit an application in response to a specific, currently posted position. The exception to this is for high-demand, low-supply positions, such as Nurse or Teacher with Visually Impaired or other relevant special education certification, for which we accept applications at all times. Otherwise, we do not accept applications to be placed "on file". Also, we require that you submit multiple applications if you wish to be considered for more than one position. These rules allow us to process, route, and track applications in the most timely and efficient manner, thus serving you as well as our department supervisors better.

Since the State of Texas application is not customized for agency, we would like to call your attention to one item in particular. When the application asks you to list your "special skills and qualifications," it give examples concerning office machines, computers and so forth. We would encourage you to also indicate the skills or experiences you have had which relate to working with individuals with visual impairments.

When job vacancies occur, notices are posted here on campus and on our website (Current Job Vacancies). They are also sent to the Texas Workforce Commission to be included on the Work In Texas website and a variety of other agencies and organizations appropriate to the vacant position. Depending on the position and the anticipated size of the applicant pool, positions may also be advertised in the newspaper. Normally, positions are posted internally to invite in-house applicants five days prior to being advertised to the public. If the position is not filled internally, it will remain open for at least another five days, or until a sufficient applicant pool exists.

As applications are received in the Human Resources Office, we screen them to ensure that they meet the position's minimum qualifications and then forward qualifying applications to the interviewing supervisor on a daily basis. Some supervisors prefer to begin interviewing immediately while others wait until all applications have been received. In either case, you will be contacted by the department supervisor if you are selected for an interview. You are welcome to call us to check the status of the position, but once the applications leave the Human Resources Department, it is up to the supervisor to begin the interviewing and selection process. Once the supervisor has completed interviewing and identified the applicant of his or her choice, that choice will be reviewed by the head of that department, the Director of Human Resources, who serves as the Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinator, and the Superintendent. Once a final selection has been approved, the successful applicant will be contacted by phone and those applicants who were interviewed, but not selected will be notified by letter.

IMPORTANT NOTES!

  • During the selection process, your name, date of birth, race, and sex will be submitted to the Department of Public Safety for a criminal records check. The information gathered through this check is held strictly confidential. Furthermore, possession of a criminal record does not automatically exclude an applicant from consideration.
  • As of September 1, 1999, an agency in any branch of state government may not hire a person as an employee if the person is of the age (18-25) and gender (male), that would require a person residing in the U.S. to register with the selective service system, unless the person presents proof of the person's registration with the selective service system as required by federal law or proof of exemption from registration with the selective service.
  • If you are hired, you will be required to submit proof of your identity and your eligibility to work in the United States within three working days of your date of employment.  TSBVI participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. 

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ANNUAL TERM OF EMPLOYMENT

The TSBVI calendar is based on the school year. Depending on their positions, employees work either year-around or while school is in session only. The regular school year extends from mid-August through late May; then, in the months of June and July, TSBVI operates a number of special summer programs of varying lengths and types. Employment in those programs is based on student enrollment and is not guaranteed. For employees whose jobs do not permit them to work when school is not in session, part of that time off may be covered by annual leave (vacation) earned but not used during the school year, but the majority of the time off is leave without pay. It is important to note that accepting employment at TSBVI may mean having significant amounts of leave without pay each year, depending on your position.

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HOLIDAYS

Because our calendar is based on the school year, we observe a different holiday schedule than most other state agencies. Students go home and the school is closed for four days at Thanksgiving, two weeks at Christmas, and one week at Spring Break. Because the total number of these holidays usually exceeds the number of state holidays by several days in any given year, employees must use annual or other leave to make up the difference. Employees who do not have adequate leave to cover the excess of school during state holidays will be placed on leave without pay status and have the appropriate amount deducted from their pay.

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BENEFITS

All TSBVI employees become members of the State of Texas Employees Retirement System which results in an automatic monthly payroll deduction of 9.5% contributed toward eventual retirement benefits. Employee contributions are refunded if employment terminates before retirement is reached.

A selection of health care plans and various forms of optional insurance are available to our employees and their dependents.

The State's contribution to employees' insurance premiums is sufficient to cover the cost of health insurance for full-time employees (30 hrs /week) with no dependents. Part-time employees (less than 30 hrs/week) pay 50% of their health insurance premium. For benefits purposes only, a full-time employee is an employee who is regularly scheduled to work at least 30 hrs/week.

Full-time employees (40 hrs/week) earn paid sick leave at the rate of 8 hours per month and at least 8 hours of annual leave (vacation) per month. Earned leave is pro-rated for part-time employees (less than 40 hrs/week). The amount of annual leave earned monthly increases with the length of state service.

These and other optional benefits will be explained fully to applicants who are offered and accept employment.

NOTE: Some of the above information about leave and holidays will vary somewhat for contract employees (primarily teachers).

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QUESTIONS?

Please ask staff in the Human Resources Department if you have questions about employment at TSBVI. We ask for your cooperation in not contacting individual department supervisors unless you have been asked to do so. The departments are not set up to handle a large volume of outside inquiries, so we hope you will help them do their jobs by directing your questions to us. The phone numbers within the HR Department are:

(512) 206-9129 -- Roseanna Godinez, Records Specialist *This is the primary number!
(512) 206-9160 -- Zeke Zaragoza, Leave Accountant
(512) 206-9340 -- Amanda Anguiano, HR Employment Specialist
(512) 206-9135 -- Betty Lindgren, Benefits & Worker's Compensation Coordinator
(512) 206-9132 -- Kate Mainzer, HR Director

The general email address for the Human Resources Department is

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