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TSBVI Students Participate in Prom

Prom night is a much-anticipated annual event at TSBVI. Special thanks to Sarah Wilson Photography.

Students Kelly and Vicki at Prom


State of the Art Facilities

TSBVI Students enjoy a wide range of on-campus athletic activities including swimming, bowling, track and goal ball.

TSBVI Swimming Pool


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.

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Listings by Job Title


POSITION:  Resident Specialist (Escort) I-II                                          

DEPARTMENT: Weekends Home                                                           
POSTING #: 15-2791

MONTHLY SALARY:  $1,038-$1,317   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)         
PART-TIME (20 HOURS PER WEEK)
OPENING DATE:  12/16/14                                                                  
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 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with children
  • CPR and First Aid certification

 

POSITION: Custodial Manager I WORKING TITLE: Night Shift Custodial Manager

DEPARTMENT: Environmental Services                                        
POSTING #: 14-2725
MONTHLY SALARY: $2,634-$2,855 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT: Will discuss at interview
OPENING DATE: 4/1/14 CLOSING DATE: Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #: 8021                                                         
GROUP #: A12

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Supervises custodial  staff, including scheduling and assigning work activities
  • Provides guidance and direction, including setting standards and monitoring performance
  • Inspects work performed to ensure conformance to established standards
  • Confers with staff to resolve personnel and other work related issues
  • Trains workers in custodial cleaning methods, procedures and proper operation of equipment
  • Assists in interviewing and hiring new staff
  • Recommends personnel actions to ensure proper staffing
  • Performs general custodial functions, including sweeping, mopping, dusting, and cleaning windows, light fixtures and carpet as required
  • Drives trucks and vans and assists in the set-up for campus and off campus special events
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures

SUPERVISOR

  • Assistant Director of Operations for Facilities

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs related work as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Five years full-time custodial or closely related experience
  • Three years full-time experience supervising two or more custodians
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current cleaning techniques and procedures, including the use of custodial materials and chemicals, and operation of custodial equipment [Applicant selected for interview will be required to complete a written examination]
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the management principles involving planning, leadership techniques and the coordination of people and resources [Applicant selected for interview will be required to complete a verbal examination]
  • Must possess physical stamina to perform basic custodial work without any restrictions, including the physical strength to lift up to 50 pounds of materials and equipment, and sufficient balance to work some distance above floors
  • Must possess the physical stamina to perform tasks that require continuous walking, repeated bending and reaching above shoulders
  • Skill in following verbal and written instructions
  • Skill in operating a low and high speed buffer and carpet extractor 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills

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