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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:  Substitute                                                          
POSTING #:  SUB 
DEPARTMENT(S): Comprehensive Residential A and B, Comprehensive Programs, Short Term Programs, and Weekends Home
SALARY:  $11.98 per hour                                                                  
SHIFT:  Will vary as needed                
OPENING DATE:  4/16/15                                                     
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  Sub       
GROUP #:  N/A 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Applicants may now apply to be a substitute for the following position(s) at TSBVI:  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:  Braille Transcriptionist                                             

DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive Programs                                                    
POSTING #:  15-2823
MONTHLY SALARY:  $3,301                                                              
SHIFT:  Monday – Friday; 8-4   
OPENING DATE: 4/13/15                                                             
CLOSING DATE: Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  1570                                                                                  |
GROUP #:  B17         

 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Prepares Braille and adapted materials for students
  • Participates in professional development opportunities to advance Braille and tactile materials production skills beyond basic levels, including participating in a Braille transcription certification program at no charge to the participant (unless certification has already been obtained)
  • Utilizes Word, Duxbury and other Braille transcription software and specialized equipment, including Braille embossers and tools to produce tactile graphics
  • Transcribes materials, including books, workbooks, testing materials and classroom work for students with visual impairments in an accurate and timely manner
  • Assists with developing procedures for requesting and obtaining Braille and tactile materials by teachers Maintains accurate records of all transcriptions prepared
  • Adapts materials for students with visual impairments in consultation with teachers as required
  • Uses the stereo copier for raised-line drawings as required
  • Maintains knowledge to stay current of emerging computer technologies, trends and standards
  • Maintains inventory and orders supplies as required
  • Maintains a resource file for locating alternative sources of Braille materials
  • Coordinates with teachers and the librarian to prepare transcribed materials during the summer for the following school year
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all applicable security and safety rules, regulations and standards
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Principal, Comprehensive Programs

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; may substitute full-time experience performing complex Braille production in the provision of instruction to students for the required education on a year for year basis
  • One additional year full-time experience performing complex Braille production in the provision of instruction to students
  • Must be able to type 40 wpm
  • Skill in organizing and prioritizing work load to meet established dead lines
  • Skill in effective verbal and written communications
  • Skill in learning and demonstrating an understanding of Braille in accordance with National Library Service standards, including a willingness to obtain Braille transcriber certification

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certified Braille Transcriptionist

POSITION:  Vehicle Driver III                                    *PART-TIME POSITION (20 HRS/WEEK)        

DEPARTMENT: Weekends Home                                                                                      
POSTING #:  15-2822
MONTHLY SALARY:  $1,192.50-$1,467    DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS                                               
SHIFT:  Friday, 1:30pm-11:30pm; Sunday, 9:00am-7:00pm; changes to Thursday and/or Monday once a month; applicants must be available for all shifts.
OPENING DATE: 4/13/15                                                                                                  
CLOSING DATE: Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  9324                                                                                
GROUP #:  A11

*This is a temporary position with the possibility of continued employment based on satisfactory performance.

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 requiredAttends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures

SUPERVISOR

  • Weekends Home Coordinator

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs related work as assigned

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

POSITION:  Teacher Aide I - Internal Applicants Only                                                                   

DEPARTMENT:  Comprehensive Programs                                                      
POSTING #:  15-2820
MONTHLY SALARY:  $2,123                                                                                                                           
SHIFT:  Monday–Friday, 7:15am-3:45pm                                                                          
OPENING DATE:  4/9/15                                                                                    
CLOSING DATE:  4/24/15
CLASSIFICATION #:  0812                                                                
GROUP #:  A9      

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Maintains familiarity with health and instructional information regarding assigned students, and adheres to those specifications when implementing programming
  • Cooperates with other staff in implementing the instructional program for assigned students
  • Informs teacher of all significant events or changes related to students in classroom
  • Assists in the assessment of student needs as requested by teacher
  • Assists teachers in preparing IEP progress reports, behavior plans and other documentation for program monitoring
  • Participates in ARD and team meetings for students as required
  • Monitors, implements effective programming for, and documents student behavior in a prompt manner as required by teacher
  • Continues professional growth and development, including participating in all assigned in-service training
  • Utilizes effective teaching techniques and classroom strategies to accommodate the various learning styles and modes of students
  • Monitors the safety of students
  • Interacts and responds with verbal and non-verbal blind or visually impaired students
  • 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

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 know or be willing to learn advance 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
  • Good writing and data collection skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Skill in using 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 classroom or work setting
  • Eligible to be approved to drive state vehicles
  • Familiar with Braille
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Completion of training related to students with visual and multiple impairments
  • Movement training and/or knowledge, such as yoga, dance, or martial arts

TO APPLY:  Current TSBVI employees may apply for this position by completing an In-house application in the Human Resources Office (HR).  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 5 p.m. on the closing date.

POSITION:  Resident Specialist (Escort) I-II                              PART-TIME (20 HOURS PER WEEK)

DEPARTMENT: Weekends Home                                                             
POSTING #: 15-2821
MONTHLY SALARY:  $1,038-$1,222 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT: Generally Friday 1:30pm-11:30pm and Sunday 9:00am-7:00pm
(on occasion, shift will change to Thursday and/or Monday)
OPENING DATE:  4/9/15                                                                        
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  5201-5203                                                           
GROUP #:  A7-A9          

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

 SUPERVISOR

  • Weekends Home Coordinator

 MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs related work as assigned

 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 one year full time experience in a closely related direct care capacity

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with children
  • CPR and First Aid certification

POSITION:  Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive Programs

POSTING #:  15-2819

MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale (P7B) using education and years of experience

SHIFT: Monday-Friday, 7:45am-3:45pm, (2015-2016 School Year/192 day contract)

OPENING DATE:  4/9/15

CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled

CLASSIFICATION #:  Exempt

GROUP #:  Exempt

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Initially works closely with a mentor to learn best practices for assessing students with visual and multiple impairments acceptable at TSBVI
  • 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
  • Writes reports of evaluation results and interpretations
  • 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, including responding 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 medication management
  • May provide counseling to students as assigned in accordance with students’ Individualized Education Programs
  • May provide time-limited group counseling sessions on selected social skills topics
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Special Education Coordinator

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in psychology with Licensed Specialist in School Psychology credential from the 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 developing and implementing 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

POSITION:  Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) II or Nurse (RN) II    DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS

DEPARTMENT: Health Services
POSTING #:  15-2818
MONTHLY SALARY:  $3,021 (LVN II) or $3,964 (Nurse II), PLUS 10% shift differential
SHIFT: Sunday-Thursday, 9:45pm-6:15am
OPENING DATE:  4/1/15
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

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

POSITION:  Residential Teacher       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 policy
  • Complies 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
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:  Until filled
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 procedures
  • Performs 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 para-educators
  • 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:  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