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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, along with complete job descriptions, 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: employment@tsbvi.edu

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

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POSITION:  Residential Teacher – Internal Applicants Only         POSITIONS AVAILABLE:  2

DEPARTMENT:  Comprehensive Programs Residential A & B
POSTING #:  15-2817
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience
SHIFT:  Monday-Friday, 12:00pm-8:00pm (2015-2016 School Year/187 day contract)
OPENING DATE:  3/27/15
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  Exempt
GROUP #:  Exempt      

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 policyComplies with all agency policies and procedures

SUPERVISOR

  • Residential Director

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs related work as assigned

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
  • 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
  • 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

POSITION:  Human Resources Specialist III- Internal Applicants Only
WORKING TITLE:  Employment Specialist

DEPARTMENT:  Human Resources
POSTING #:  15-2816
MONTHLY SALARY: $3,301 - $4,211    DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
OPENING DATE: 3/26/15
CLOSING DATE:  4/1/15
CLASSIFICATION #:  1733
GROUP #:  B17 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Reviews job postings for classification, essential job functions and qualifications
  • Ensures maintenance of current job descriptions for all positions
  • Posts and maintains job vacancies on the Intranet, TSBVI website, Work in Texas and other online websites
  • Arranges for paid advertising as directed and maintains appropriate records
  • Provides assistance and information to applicants and employees in person, by phone and by email
  • Tracks applicant data, screens applications for minimum qualifications and refers qualified applicants to hiring managers
  • Coordinates with Braille Transcriptionist to translate job postings and other applicant materials into braille as needed
  • Reviews completed hiring packets for accuracy and compliance with state and federal regulations and School policy
  • Reviews new hire and other Personnel Actions (PAs) using USPS; includes merits, reassignments and other personnel changes
  • Responds to inquiries from applicants and employees in person, by phone, by email and by mail as necessary
  • Maintains an updated list of all substitutes and their availability
  • Performs name-based background checks and coordinates fingerprinting for new employees and reviews notices in FACT Clearinghouse for current employees
  • Conducts the sign-up process at New Employee Orientation; conducts individual new hire sign ups as needed
  • Uses E-Verify to confirm new employee identity and right to work information
  • Represents TSBVI at job fairs, diversity conferences and other HR-related functions as requested
  • Prepares Purchase Requisitions for HR-related purchases
  • May create and send documents for electronic signature using DocuSign
  • Assists HR Director with creating teacher and school administrator employment contracts, teacher stipends and summer and return to work personnel action forms using WORD and Excel merge
  • Maintains and updates various HR and campus forms on the Intranet/Internet using a content management system
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and proceduresPerforms other duties as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Director of Human Resources

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in human resources or a closely related field plus two years full-time experience in Human Resources.  Related experience may substitute for required education on a year for year basis.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work with a wide variety of individuals in a courteous and effective manner
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office and database applications such as USPS

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the HR Certification Institute
  • Certified as a Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) by the Society for Human Resource Management
  • Human Resources experience at a school or state agency
  • Experience using DocuSign to create and send documents for electronic signature
  • Experience using a content management system to create and maintain web content

POSITION:  Personnel Preparation Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:  Outreach
POSTING #:  15-2815 
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience
SHIFT:  Varies, will discuss at interview (2015-2016 School Year/200-209 day contract)
OPENING DATE:  3/23/15
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  Exempt
GROUP #:  Exempt         

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Coordinates with preparation programs to develop and disseminate materials, using existing and newer social media options, to facilitate recruitment of new teachers of students with visual impairments, and orientation and mobility specialists (VI professionals)
  • Coordinates the Personnel Preparation Advisory Group (PPAG) to share information and solicit input into the ongoing development of the professional preparation program in Texas
  • Develops and maintains statistical documentation of relevant aspects of the professional preparation system, including information about the need for VI professionals in Texas
  • Guides research to support recruitment and retention of VI professionals
  • Works with the Education Service Centers and local district administrators on strategies to encourage employment of VI specific professionals
  • Provides leadership in exploration of certification issues for VI and DB-specific professionals and paraeducators
  • Presents informational presentations about the field of visual impairment and the professional opportunities to college classes and at administrator conferences
  • Plans and conducts workshops and other training experiences related to building an adequate supply of VI professionals, including supporting new professionals in the field
  • Develops and maintains current knowledge related to educational recruitment
  • Participates with other members of the Outreach team and TSBVI staff in the development and implementation of conferences, including opportunities for recruiting and training new VI professionals
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures

SUPERVISOR

  • Outreach Director

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs related work as assigned

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 teacher certification with endorsement as Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments OR ACVREP certification as an Orientation and Mobility Specialist
  • Five years full-time experience working with children with visual impairments
  • Extensive organizational, interpersonal and presentational skills
  • Skill in working successfully with professionals, university personnel, local schools and other agencies
  • Skill in communicating with a wide range of audiences
  • Extensive computer skills and aptitude, including basic statistical and data analysis skills
  • Skill in developing web-based materials
  • Skill in planning and organizing complicated and varied tasks

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Teacher certification as a TVI with itinerant VI experience
  • Experience with distance learning technologies, including webinars and videoconferencing
  • Demonstrated experience with using social media for professional purposes
  • Knowledge of or experience with advocacy initiatives and/or recruiting strategies

TRAVEL

  • 10% required

POSITION:  Teacher of Students with Multiple Impairments – Internal Applicants Only                            

DEPARTMENT:  Comprehensive Programs
POSTING #:  15-2812
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience
SHIFT:  Monday-Friday, 7:45am-3:45pm (2015-2016 School Year/187 day contract)
OPENING DATE:  3/3/15
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  Exempt
GROUP #:  Exempt       

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Cooperates with other teachers in planning and implementing the instructional program for the students assigned
  • Works with the principal 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
  • 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 assignedUtilizes 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

SUPERVISOR

  • Principal or Assistant Principal 

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs related work as assigned

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 and elementary level certification
  • 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
  • Must meet NCLB highly qualified requirements for teaching core academics to students with multiple impairments 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with students with visual and multiple impairments
  • Skill in using sign language

 

POSITION:  Lead Teacher

DEPARTMENT:  Comprehensive Programs
POSTING #:  15-2805 
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience
SHIFT:  Monday-Friday, 7:45am-3:45pm (2015-2016 School Year/192 day contract)
OPENING DATE:  2/5/15
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  Exempt
GROUP #:  Exempt          

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Assists with developing, organizing, maintaining and implementing the educational program
  • Facilitates team meetings, ARD (IEP) planning meetings and ARD (IEP) meetings as required
  • Assists/trains teachers regarding documentation needed for ARD (IEP) meetings (e.g., goals & objectives, modifications, reports, assessments, graduation plans)
  • Works directly with teachers and other staff in order to improve and individualize instruction for students
  • Confers with teachers and other staff about teaching problems; assists teachers with lesson planning
  • Confers and coordinates with students, staff, parents and local school districts as appropriate in developing Individualized Education Programs for assigned students
  • Assists non-VI certified teachers to complete Functional Vision Evaluations & Learning Media Assessments; serves as TVI for students of non-VI certified teachers as assigned
  • Assigns, reviews, approves and facilitates timely completion of educational reports and materials for ARD meetings
  • Supervises student transition planning by the instructional team as required
  • Assists with planning and scheduling
  • Assists with teacher appraisals if qualified and approved by the board
  • Assists and/or trains teachers in using the school's educational software and information management system
  • Assists and/or trains teachers in completion of assessments and documentation for the Performance Indicator accountability system
  • Assists with planning and implementation of staff development
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures

SUPERVISOR

  • Assistant Principal

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs related work as assigned 

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]
  • Texas teacher certification, including certification as a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments
  • Experience as a teacher of students with visual and multiple impairments
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including skill in consulting and collaborating effectively with colleagues
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent teaching skills and practices
  • Knowledge of the Admission-Review-Dismissal (ARD) process
  • Skill in learning and assisting others with the school's educational software and information management systems

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Faculty committee chairperson or project committee member experience
       

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

SUPERVISOR

  • Health Services Director

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs related work as assigned

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


POSITION: Substitute Custodian II

DEPARTMENT: Environmental Services
POSTING #: 13-2667
SALARY: $11.03 per hour
SHIFT: Will vary as needed
OPENING DATE: 8/16/13
CLOSING DATE: Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #: 8005
GROUP #: A6

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs moderately complex custodial work on state buildings and premises
  • Performs indoor air quality clean up as required
  • Coordinates minor building repairs with technicians and other specialists, including requesting work orders as required
  • Operates floor buffer and carpet extractor; cleans carpet using a bonnet
  • Cleans light fixtures and changes lights as required
  • Cleans and performs minor maintenance of the janitorial tools and equipment
  • Unlocks and locks buildings
  • Performs groundskeeping duties as required
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures

SUPERVISOR

  • Custodian Manager

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs related work as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two years full-time custodial or closely related experience
  • Working knowledge of cleaning methods and minor building repair
  • Skill in using basic hand tools
  • Skill in reading and writing English
  • Must be able to effectively operate heavy cleaning equipment requiring sufficient physical strength and balance to work some distance above floors and the ground
  • Must be able to climb ladders and perform work above head level
  • Must be able to learn to operate self-propelled cleaning equipment
  • Must be able to learn to operate “no touch” cleaning systems