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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) 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:  VI Outreach Technology Teacher– INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY                        

DEPARTMENT:  Outreach                                                         
POSTING #:  16-0077
MONTHLY SALARY: Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience                                        
SHIFT:  M-F 8:00 – 5:00 or by arrangement                                         
OPENING DATE:  8/26/16                                                       
CLOSING DATE: 
9/1/16
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

  • Plans with other members of the Outreach team and TSBVI staff to provide comprehensive services to local schools and agencies who serve students with visual impairments
  • Consults with Education Service Centers and local education agency personnel regarding needed AT programming services for students with visual impairments; assists such personnel with the design and implementation of appropriate programming related to assistive technology
  • Provides technical assistance to local direct service providers with respect to assistive technology issues related to individual students
  • Develops original resources to support appropriate programming for students with visual impairment related to assistive technology.  May include written articles, web-based modules, videotapes, blog entries, etc
  • Coordinates/provides training at an individual, small group or formal workshop level
  • Coordinates a statewide Technology Loan Program
  • Participates with other members of the Outreach team in the development and implementation of statewide conferences on topics related to programming and assessment
  • Develops and/or collects and maintains appropriate materials that may be used in consulting, providing technical assistance, assisting parents, or other aspects of the duties of the position
  • Maintains documentation of outreach activities
  • Assesses and develops professional expertise through participation in a variety of activities such as conferences, workshops, course work, and personal research
  • Significant statewide travel required
  • Home base will be Austin
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Outreach Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Have or be eligible to receive Texas teacher certificate with endorsement in Visual Impairments
  • At least five years of teaching experience with a wide range of students with visual impairments, preferably including public school settings
  • Demonstrated skills in instruction in assistive technology devices, electronic braille production, tactile graphics production and development of web-based learning materials
  • Demonstrate strong organizational, interpersonal, and presentational skills with demonstrated ability to work successfully with professionals, paraprofessionals, parents, local schools, and other agencies
  • Ability to plan and organize varied and complicated tasks, ability to travel extensively

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:  VI Outreach Braille Production Teacher– INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY                            

DEPARTMENT:  Outreach                                                         
POSTING #:  16-0076                                     
MONTHLY SALARY: Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience                                        
SHIFT:  M-F 8:00 – 5:00 or by arrangement                                         
OPENING DATE:  8/26/16                                                       
CLOSING DATE: 
9/1/16
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

  • Develops original online resources to support appropriate programming for students with visual impairment related to production of braille materials, including tactile graphics.  May include written articles, web-based modules, videotapes, blog entries, etc.
  • Provides technical assistance to local direct service providers with respect to braille and tactile graphics production and other assistive technology issues related to individual students
  • Coordinates/provides training at regional or statewide level related to assistive technology/braille and tactile graphics production techniques
  • Participates with other members of the Outreach team in the development and implementation of statewide or regional conferences on topics primarily related to assistive technology programming and assessment
  • Develops and/or collects and maintains appropriate materials that may be used in consulting, providing technical assistance, assisting parents, or other aspects of the duties of the position
  • Maintains documentation of outreach activities
  • Assesses and develops professional expertise through participation in a variety of activities such as conferences, workshops, course work, and personal research
  • Significant statewide travel required
  • Home base will be Austin
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Outreach Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Have or be eligible to receive Texas teacher certificate with endorsement in Visual Impairments
  • At least five years of teaching experience with a wide range of students with visual impairments, preferably including public school settings
  • Demonstrated skills in instruction in assistive technology devices, electronic braille production, tactile graphics production and development of web-based learning materials
  • Demonstrate strong organizational, interpersonal, and presentational skills with demonstrated ability to work successfully with professionals, paraprofessionals, parents, local schools, and other agencies
  • Ability to plan and organize varied and complicated tasks, ability to travel extensively

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:  Resident Specialist I-II - INTERNAL FEMALE APPLICANTS ONLY                 

DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive Residential A                                         
POSTING #:  16-0075
MONTHLY SALARY:  $2,128-$2,700 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT:  Overnights; Mon - Fri 11:30pm – 7:30am
OPENING DATE:  8/25/16                                                                   
CLOSING DATE:  9/1/16
CLASSIFICATION #:  5201-5203                                                         
GROUP #:  A7-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

  • Participates as a member of specific student teams
  • Implements the student’s educational plans during the evening and weekend hours
  • Plans activities to consistently foster the education of the students in academic, daily living, leisure time and social skills based upon the programs by the teachers and team
  • Maintains residential facilities in order to provide for an optimal learning environment
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Dorm Manager or Residential Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Resident Specialist (RS) I:

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Skill in working harmoniously with children and adults
  • Must know or be willing to learn basic sign language
  • Must be able to lift and/or transfer 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

Resident Specialist II: -All the above qualifications for a RS I, PLUS:

  • One-year full-time experience as a RS I at TSBVI OR one-year full-time experience in a closely related direct care capacity  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Skill in using sign language
  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • Experience working with children

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

DEPARTMENT: Health Services                                               
POSTING #:  16-0074
MONTHLY SALARY:  $3,097.00 (LVN II) or $4,063.00 (Nurse II) DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT: Full Time; Night Shift starting at 10:00pm; Sun-Thurs.
OPENING DATE:  8/25/16                                                    
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/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: Post Secondary Program Assistant Coordinator                                   

DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive Programs                            
POSTING #:
16-0072                                
MONTHLY SALARY: $2,926.00 - $3,384.00 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS                               
SHIFT: Mon-Fri 11:00am – 7:00pm *Note: Some 4 hour Saturday shifts may need to be substituted for 4 hour shifts during the work week according to student needs   
OPENING DATE:  08/24/16                                            
CLOSING DATE: 
8/30/16
CLASSIFICATION #: 5091                                               
GROUP #:
B13
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

  • Instructs students in a variety of daily living skills including cooking, cleaning, organization, money management, and time management
  • Trains students to apply academic, social, and domestic, communication and other skills in community work sites
  • Assists students with travel routes and modes of transportation in the community
  • Functions as liaison between TSBVI, students and Criss Cole Rehabilitation Counselors
  • Monitors students' performance and makes necessary modifications to ensure the most ideal performance, level of independence and success for which that student is capable of performing
  • Assists students in planning personal transition to adult life including work and/or college
  • Thoroughly and effectively documents student progress
  • Assists the Post-Secondary Program Coordinator by competently performing any assignments made
  • Participates in in-service training provided by school as required
  • 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

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Completion of 90 credit hours (three years) from an accredited college or university; may substitute three years’ full-time experience working with children with disabilities for required education on a year for year basis
  • Must receive TEA certification as an Instructional Aide III (at your own expense) within 6 months of beginning employment
  • Good writing and data collection skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Know or be willing to learn basic sign language
  • 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 work setting
  • Eligible to be approved to drive state vehicles
  • Good technology skills                                                                                             

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:  Resident Specialist I-II                 

DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive Residential B                                         
POSTING #:  16-0071
MONTHLY SALARY:  $2,128-$2,700 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT:  Sunday- Thursday 2-10pm, with some/occasional “Late Nights” till 11:30pm
OPENING DATE:  08/17/16                                                                 
CLOSING DATE:  08/30/16
CLASSIFICATION #:  5201 / 5203                                                       
GROUP #:  A7 - 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

  • Participates as a member of specific student teams
  • Implements the student’s educational plans during the evening and weekend hours
  • Plans activities to consistently foster the education of the students in academic, daily living, leisure time and social skills based upon the programs by the teachers and team
  • Maintains residential facilities in order to provide for an optimal learning environment
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Dorm Manager or Residential Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Resident Specialist (RS) I:

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Skill in working harmoniously with children and adults
  • Must know or be willing to learn basic sign language
  • Must be able to lift and/or transfer 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

Resident Specialist II: -All the above qualifications for a RS I, PLUS:

  • One-year full-time experience as a RS I at TSBVI OR one-year full-time experience in a closely related direct care capacity  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Skill in using sign language
  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • Experience working with children

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:  Resident Specialist I-II PART TIME, INTERNAL FEMALE APPLICANTS ONLY                    

DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive Residential A                                         
POSTING #:  16-0069
MONTHLY SALARY:  $532.00-$675.00 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT:  6:00am-8:00am; 2 hours per day; 10 hrs/week
OPENING DATE:  8/12/16                                                                   
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  5201-5203                                                         
GROUP #:  A7-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

  • Participates as a member of specific student teams
  • Implements the student’s educational plans during the evening and weekend hours
  • Plans activities to consistently foster the education of the students in academic, daily living, leisure time and social skills based upon the programs by the teachers and team
  • Maintains residential facilities in order to provide for an optimal learning environment
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Dorm Manager or Residential Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Resident Specialist (RS) I:

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Skill in working harmoniously with children and adults
  • Must know or be willing to learn basic sign language
  • Must be able to lift and/or transfer 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

Resident Specialist II: -All the above qualifications for a RS I, PLUS:

  • One-year full-time experience as a RS I at TSBVI OR one-year full-time experience in a closely related direct care capacity  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Skill in using sign language
  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • Experience working with children

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:  Nurse II                                                                

DEPARTMENT: Health Services                                                 
POSTING #:  16-0065
MONTHLY SALARY:  $4,063.00 plus shift differential                             
SHIFT: Evening shift, 2:00pm – 10:00pm                    
OPENING DATE:  7/29/16                                                       
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  4411                                                      
GROUP #:  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 nursing care to students referred or admitted to the Health Center
  • Assists with carrying out regular nursing shift duties relating to health care delivery, record keeping and maintaining health center operations
  • Reports regularly to supervisor on Health Services operations and student health conditions
  • Ensures proper procedures are followed relating to medications, doctor's orders, supplies and records
  • Implements instruction to students to foster knowledge of their medical needs and to increase self-responsibility for their own medical regimens
  • Implements contingency plans under conditions that preclude normal operations as required
  • Trains new staff in performance of duties
  • Conducts medical history interviews with prospective students and families as required
  • Updates "medical alert" lists and distributes to appropriate staff
  • Ensures timely completion of physician's orders
  • Facilitates completion of health service referrals from school staff
  • Participates in ARD and team meetings as assigned by supervisor for those students with health problems
  • Notifies parents and appropriate school staff of student health conditions and obtains informed parental consent for treatment as required
  • Assists supervisor in evaluating performance of LVNs
  • Ensures proper and timely communication of medical information to necessary staff
  • Schedules students for physician clinics and provides assistance to physician during assigned clinics
  • Instructs students and staff in proper care procedures for special conditions as required
  • Assists in treating, photographing and filing reports on all incidents of accidental injuries or suspected physical abuse of students
  • 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

  • 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]
  • Good clinical skills
  • Skill in working with others

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.

 

  

POSITION:  Licensed Specialist in School Psychology                                        

DEPARTMENT:  Comprehensive Programs                                        
POSTING #:  16-0063
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience      
SHIFT:  Monday-Friday, 7:45am-3:45pm
OPENING DATE:  7/19/16                                                             
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  Exempt                                                        
GROUP #:  Exempt
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

  • Principal

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 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:  Administrative Assistant III                                                                                 

DEPARTMENT:  Support Services                            
POSTING #: 
16-0060
MONTHLY SALARY:  $2,700.00 - $3,007.00 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS                   
SHIFT: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm                                                   
OPENING DATE: 7/19/16                                     
CLOSING DATE:  
Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  0154                                  
GROUP #: 
A13
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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Organize and manage the routine work activities in the school Support Services Department
  • Oversee and approve the timekeeping processes for the Support Services Department
  • Manage and reconcile all departmental procurement cards
  • Conduct orientation of all new department personnel
  • Compile information for preparing various reports
  • Oversee and manage the districts badge/I.D. Leonel/Convergent system
  • Prepare, process, maintain, and monitor all purchase order distribution
  • Process the child nutrition free and reduced lunch applications (English and Spanish required)
  • Assist in budget development, management, monitoring, revisions and expenditures as needed in conjunction with the director
  • Oversee and prepare necessary personnel documents for new, existing, and terminating employees
  • Coordinate with principals, departments, contractors, and vendors
  • Compose and prepare various correspondence, reports, and spreadsheets
  • Greet visitors and respond to routine inquiries from staff and public
  • Provide Spanish speaking translation for department
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Director of School Support Services

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • High school graduation or equivalent plus 10 years experience as an administrative assistant
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010 or better
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Ability to communicate written and verbally effectively and to provide excellent customer service
  • Ability to perform essential functions with limited supervision
  • Willingness to accept full responsibility for all assignments
  • Willingness to accept and support the philosophy, goals and policies of the School

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                                                                       

DEPARTMENT:  Short-term Programs                              
POSTING #:  16-0047
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience                                
SHIFT: Monday-Friday 8-5, some weekends                                                                           
OPENING DATE: 6/7/16                                              
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  N/A                                            
GROUP #:  N/A
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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Assists in developing new formats 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 in 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
  • Utilizes equipment and facilities in the most effective manner to support the instructional program
  • 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
  • Utilizes professional instructional approaches to assist students in learning
  • 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 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

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. 

***The Short-Term Programs (STP) department at the Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired has a teacher opening. This is an advanced teaching position at our school, as it includes not only direct student instruction, but also a considerable amount of program development and administration, as well as communication with teachers and parents around the state who send students to our classes. We are a small department of 5 dedicated teachers, 2 outstanding teacher assistants, a well-trained STP residential staff, plus support personnel. Teachers have direct influence on every aspect of the program, which is fun and exciting.

This position requires at least two years full-time experience teaching students with visual impairments, preferably including students who are functioning on or close to grade level. Teachers in the STP department participate in two major service delivery models:

 1.  September-May.  Our school year program rotates students from elementary through high school ages, who are functioning on or close to grade level. We offer about 25 classes during the school year, ranging from 3-5 days in duration. Between classes, we participate in report writing, phone conferences with local professionals and parents, class preparation, and program development. Last year we served 300 students during our school year Short-Term Program classes!

 2.  June-July. The STP teachers become program coordinators for our large 5-week summer program, with each teacher coordinating a different program that is staffed by TSBVI teachers and TAs who work here with full-time students during the school year. For example, one STP teacher might coordinate our 3-week Secondary summer program, another our 2-week Elementary summer program. Planning and supervising the summer programs is exciting and challenging. We served 325 students last summer, ranging from elementary to high school, and from Life Skills through College Bound. STP teachers have a 210-day contract in order to meet the needs of summer programs.

To learn more about our programs, go to www.tsbvi.edu and in the left column you will see descriptions of both Short-Term Programs (our school year programs) and Summer Programs (which our department coordinates). You can also contact our principal: Sara Merritt at 512-289-3476, or 

 

POSITION:  Resident Specialist (Escort) I-II (PART-TIME)

DEPARTMENT: Weekends Home                                                            
POSTING #: 16-0037
MONTHLY SALARY:  $1,019.50-$1,252.50 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT: 20 hours/week Friday 1:30pm-11:30pm and Sunday 9:00am-7:00pm (On occasion, shift will change to Thursday and/or Monday)
OPENING DATE:  4/1/16                                                                    
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  5201-5203                                                         
GROUP #:  A7-A9        
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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

Resident Specialist (RS) I:

  • 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

Resident Specialist II:-All the above qualifications for a RS I, PLUS:

  • One year full-time experience as a RS I at TSBVI OR

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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. 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:  Vehicle Driver III  PART-TIME         

DEPARTMENT: Weekends Home                                                
POSTING #:  16-0036
MONTHLY SALARY:  $1,423.00                         
SHIFT:  20 HOURS/WEEK Varies, but primarily Fri 1:30pm-11:30pm and Sun. 9:00am-7:00pm 
OPENING DATE: 4/1/16                                                          
CLOSING DATE: Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  9324                                                     
GROUP #:  A11
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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Drives students and staff to designated cities throughout Texas on weekends for Weekends Home program; serves as an emergency back-up driver during shift when not driving
  • Serves in supportive role on trips by assisting staff with the management of students
  • Assists students on and off vehicles; ensures safe and timely arrival to destination
  • Maintains discipline and safety of students during transportation
  • Maintains vehicle operation records and provides information for vehicle repair log
  • Performs routine vehicle maintenance functions, including checking fluid levels, tire pressures and related items
  • Reports problems and potential hazards in vehicle operation to supervisor
  • Maintains vehicle cleanliness
  • Provides direct care as required
  • 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 

** Applicants who meet all the minimum qualifications with the exception of the current CDL, Texas School Bus Driver Safety Training and Air Brake Certification may be considered on the condition that they obtain the required training and certification within the first two months of employment. 

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • One year full-time professional driving or closely related experience; may substitute 30 college credit hours (one year) from an accredited college or university for required experience
  • Texas Commercial Driver License Class A or B, including a good driving record [Copy of Texas Commercial Driver’s License required at time of interview] ***If the route duties can be fulfilled using an AB mini bus, then the applicant has two months from date of hire to obtain a full CDL Class A or B.
  • Must have or be willing to obtain Texas School Bus Driver Safety Training Certificate which requires a physical exam before driving
  • Must have or be willing to obtain Air Brake certification
  • Must be able to speak, read and write English
  • Must have a work reference available by phone during regular business hours
  • Pre-employment alcohol and drug testing is required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current air brake and passenger endorsement
  • Experience with commercial or public transportation and 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/current-positions-available.  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 #:  15-2794
SALARY:  $18.50 (Sub LVN II) per hour/$25.50 (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:  1/5/15                                                                               
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  4421 or 4411                                                             
GROUP #:  A13 or B19

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/current-positions-available.  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.