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Current Positions, Detailed Descriptions 

 

POSITION:  Residential Programs Director               

DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive Programs                            
POSTING #:  20-033
TWC JOB ORDER #:  13998456
MONTHLY SALARY:  Depending on Qualifications
SHIFT:  Mon-Fri 10am-7:00pm; evening and weekend availability
OPENING DATE:  02/17/2020                        
CLOSING DATE:  02/21/2020
CLASSIFICATION / GROUP #:  1620 / B26 
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

  • Supervises, coordinates and evaluates the staff and operations of the residential, recreational and Weekends Home programs including hiring assistant directors, dorm managers, residential instructors and administrative assistants; coordinates orientation of new personnel and substitutes
  • Participates in student referral meetings to assist with eligibility determinations and prepare for student programming
  • Coordinates travel arrangements for students related to school closures and weekly transportation
  • Directs and supervises the care and training of students in the residential program; assures coordination with parents as required
  • Participates in staff and administrative meetings as appropriate
  • Directs and provides staff development training; serves as a resource person for all staff
  • Plans budgetary needs for residential program and ensures fiscal accountability
  • Reviews all personnel requests for leave, compensatory time, special activities, and purchase requisitions
  • Assigns staff and students to dorm placements and develops or approves work schedules
  • Oversees accountability for dorm property and equipment
  • Ensures safe and sanitary conditions of facilities, including taking positive action to reduce accidents and promote safety of staff and students
  • Coordinates recreation and leisure opportunities for students on campus and in the community
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in special education or closely related field
  • Experience as a supervisor in a residential services program serving children with disabilities
  • Experience working with children with visual impairments, additional impairments and DeafBlindness
  • Knowledge of child development and positive behavior support
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters degree in special education or related field
  • Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments certification
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Proficiency with sign language
  • Governor’s Center for Management Development Program, Excellence in Leadership course certifications (or willingness to obtain certifications)

POSITION:  Recreational Activity Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive Residential                                      
POSTING #:  20-032
TWC JOB ORDER:  13993840
MONTHLY SALARY:  $1,981.75 - $2,904.91                        
SHIFT:  Varies – Evenings and Weekends 
OPENING DATE: 2/12/2020                                                  
CLOSING DATE: 2/26/2020
CLASSIFICATION / GROUP #:  5203-5207: A9-A13                                                           
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 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
  • Responsible for designing and implementing appropriate leisure/recreational classes
  • Developing, promoting and implementing successful aquatic programming and pool management
  • Ensures safety and well-being of students during recreational periods; presents a safety-conscious role model to students in all situations
  • Ensures safety, security, and maintenance of school equipment and facilities during recreational use
  • Assists students in becoming aware of community resources available to them
  • Acts as a bus driver for transportation to and from activities, bus and airport terminals as needed
  • Works closely with managers in coordination of recreational activities for the dorms
  • Provides written documentation of student performance and attendance at leisure classes
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Two (2) year full-time experience as a lifeguard [Copy of certificate required at time of interview]
  • Must possess CPR & First Aid Certifications
  • Must have sufficient physical strength to assist in lifting and/or transferring students up to adult age
  • Skill in working harmoniously with children and adults
  • One (1) year experience working in the visually impaired field OR one-year full-time experience in a closely related direct care capacity

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in teaching swimming and leisure skills
  • Certified CDL bus driver, Texas driver’s license CPO [Certified Pool Operator] and/or AFO [Aquatics Facility Operator] Certifications
  • Trained in Therapeutic Recreation Adapted Physical Education or a closely related field
  • Previous child/adult related experience in a child care, group home, educational, or medical facility setting
  • 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

POSITION:  Orientation & Mobility Specialist                                               

DEPARTMENT:  Outreach                                                                
POSTING #:  20-031
TWC JOB ORDER #:  13982075
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience                               
SHIFT:  M-F, 8:00-5:00          
OPENING DATE:  02/03/2020                                                           
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION / GROUP #:  T021 / 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 support to local schools and agencies who serve students with visual impairment and deafblindness
  • Assists Education Service Center and local administrators with the design and implementation of O&M programming in in the home, school and community as required by IDEA
  • Provides technical assistance to local direct service providers with respect to particular students
  • Plans and conducts workshops and other training experiences for professionals
  • Designs and maintains an O&M portal for new COMS on the TSBVI Outreach webpage
  • Consults with families of students with visual impairments regarding orientation and mobility issues
  • Participates with other members of the Outreach team and other TSBVI staff in the development and implementation of statewide conferences and training on education of students who have visual impairments and/or additional disabilities
  • 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
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • 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 college or university transcript(s)]
  • Certified by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals as an O&M Specialist [Copy of certificate required at time of interview]
  • Five years full-time experience as an O&M Specialist working with students in public schools
  • Extensive organizational, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Skill in working successfully with professionals, paraprofessionals, parents, local schools and other agencies

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Expertise with assistive technologies for use in O&M training
  • Experience using distance learning technologies, including webinars, videoconferencing, web-based products, blogs and/or social networking
  • Teacher certification in visual impairment, deaf and hard of hearing, deafblindness, or speech/language
  • Experience using distance learning technologies professionally such as webinars, videoconferencing, web-based postings, and / or social networking

POSITION:  Security Officer II                 

DEPARTMENT: Security                              
POSTING #:  20-029
TWC JOB ORDER #:  13980552
MONTHLY SALARY:  $2,319.00
SHIFT:  Evening Shift
OPENING DATE:  01/31/2020                        
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION / GROUP #:  6230 / 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

  • Patrols assigned routes within buildings and grounds to ensure that only authorized persons are on campus by directing or escorting visitors to appropriate area for visitor clearance and to ensure staff are wearing identification badges (and issue temporary badges as needed)
  • Oversees and responds to fire alarms and is the direct contact for all emergency services that arrive on campus
  • Watches for fires and any hazardous situations; has an understanding of the operation of the fire system and will be required to conduct fire drills and assist in any other drills set up by the program supervisor and safety officer
  • Conducts the daily operation of security access badge stations; will be required to open and close doors for staff both electronically and manually as needed, including the pedestrian and vehicular gates and shall be acting as a liaison to the Wildcat inn for any check-ins/check-outs
  • Investigates reports of disturbances and responds according to campus procedures and reports directly to the program supervisor
  • Notes physical structural defects or safety hazards and submits a work order for correction
  • Questions suspects in cases of unauthorized entry into buildings, and work areas; malicious mischief; or other violations
  • Checks for vehicles parked in fire lanes and other prohibited areas; directs the flow of traffic and parking of vehicles during conferences and on weekends home days
  • Evaluates and makes recommendations for changes to security regulations
  • Monitors daily video surveillance, access control systems
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Ability to enforce security rules and regulations, to prepare electronic reports, to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations and to communicate effectively
  • Skill in monitoring and assessing situations and determining the appropriate response; in the use of verbal de-escalation tactics and communication

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with children with disabilities
  • Security commission
  • Eligibility to drive state vehicles

POSITION:  Registered Nurse II (RN)

DEPARTMENT: Health Services                                                      
POSTING #:  20-028
TWC JOB ORDER #:  13978790
MONTHLY SALARY:  $4,800.00
SHIFT: Nights - Weekends
OPENING DATE:  01/30/2020                                                           
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION / GROUP #:  4412 / B21                                                             
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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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:  Resident Instructor II FULL-TIME                        

DEPARTMENT: Weekends Home / Residential                            
POSTING #: 20-026
TWC JOB ORDER:  13965919
MONTHLY SALARY:  $1,981.00 - $2,905.00
SHIFT: Shift TBD
OPENING DATE:  01/21/2020                                                    
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION / GROUP #:  5203 / 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\

***Shift TBD, Most likely Thursday, Friday, Sunday, Monday.  20 hours as a Weekends Home Chaperone, and 20 hours as Residential Staff. ***

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Weekends Home 50%)

  • 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

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Residential 50%)

  • 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
  • May be required to enter the water and monitor students during swimming activities
  • May be required to drive students in a school vehicle
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Skill in working harmoniously with children and adults
  • Must have sufficient physical strength to assist in lifting and/or transferring students up to adult age
  • Willingness to accompany students to swimming pools

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • One-year full-time experience as a Resident Specialist at TSBVI OR one-year full-time experience in a closely related direct care capacity
  • Experience working with children
  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • Must be willing to learn basic sign language
  • Ability to communicate, receptively and expressively, through both sign language and oral speech
  • Ability to swim and to accompany students into the pool during swimming activities
  • Previous child/adult related experience in a child care, group home, educational, or medical facility setting
  • Current driver’s license. Good driving record

POSITION:  SUBSTITUTE Licensed Specialist in School Psychology OR Educational Diagnostician

DEPARTMENT:  Comprehensive Programs                                       
POSTING #:  20-020
TWC JOB ORDER: 13905614
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience       
SHIFT:  Monday-Friday, 7:45am-3:45pm (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)
OPENING DATE:  11/19/19                                                               
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION / GROUP #:  T021 / N/A                                                
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The role of the Licensed Specialist in School Psychology is to work collaboratively with students, parents, teams of staff members, administrators, medical professionals and local school district representatives in compiling Full and Individual Evaluations; assessing students in the areas of emotional/behavioral, intellectual development and adaptive behavior; and developing effective Individualized Education Programs and Behavior Intervention Plans.  The LSSP consults with and assists teams in solving problems related to student achievement and behavior; and serves as a resource and trainer regarding special education evaluation regulations and rules.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Participates in training in foundations of visual impairment as well as evaluation techniques specific to students with visual and multiple impairments
  • Works closely with assigned mentor to learn best practices for assessing students with visual and multiple impairments
  • Compiles re-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 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
  • 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 applicable security and safety rules, regulations and standards
  • Performs related work as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in psychology with Licensed Specialist in School Psychology credential from the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists OR Texas Diagnostician certification [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
  • 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

POSITION:  Resident Instructor II – FULL-TIME                                         

DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive Residential                          
POSTING #:  20-018
TWC JOB ORDER #: 13901155
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience
SHIFT:  Full-Time; Evenings; Weekends  
OPENING DATE:  11/19/2019                                                
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION / GROUP #:  5203 / 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
  • May be required to enter the water and monitor students during swimming activities
  • May be required to drive students in a school vehicle
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Skill in working harmoniously with children and adults
  • Must be able to lift 25-50 lbs
  • Willingness to accompany students to swimming pools 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be willing to learn basic sign language
  • Ability to communicate, receptively and expressively, through both sign language and oral speech
  • Ability to swim and to accompany students into the pool during swimming activities
  • Previous child/adult related experience in a child care, group home, educational, or medical facility setting
  • Current driver’s license
  • Good driving record

POSITION:  Internal Auditor III                   

DEPARTMENT: Executive Administration                            
POSTING #:  20-017
TWC JOB ORDER #: 13901072
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience
SHIFT:  Days
OPENING DATE:  11/19/2019                                               
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION / GROUP #:  1048 / B21                                                             
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

  • Examines and analyzes management operations, internal control structures and systems, and accounting records for reliability, adequacy, accuracy, efficiency, and compliance with legal regulations
  • Recommends changes in business processes, information systems, and accounting or management practices
  • Facilitates the annual risk assessment update process to identify and prioritize agency activities and risks associated with those activities. Develops and maintains a list of management control activities associated with each risk identified
  • Develops an annual Internal Audit Plan for Board review and approval, using risk assessment techniques that identifies individual audits to be conducted during the year, including required (e.g., PFIA and ANE audits) and other periodic audits of the agency’s major systems and controls (e.g., accounting systems and controls, administrative systems and controls, and electronic data processing systems and controls)
  • Audit planning: Defines audit issues by researching specific topics through interviews, document reviews, evaluating prior audit findings, and other research techniques.  Develops audit objectives and project procedures and deliverables for each individual audit engagement
  • Audit implementation: Conducts audit procedures such as data gathering, data review and analysis, document review, verification and criteria development for compliance testing ensuring timely reporting and submission
  • Audit reporting: Prepares individual audit reports including the preparation of outlines, preparation of draft reports, review of the drafts with the clients, preparation of final reports incorporating comments as appropriate and submission of the final reports to the Board for review and approval.  Approved reports are subsequently submitted timely to oversight agencies in accordance with the Internal Auditing Act and the Board is copied on all submittals
  • Audit Quality Control: internal review of audits for completeness, compliance with standards; uniformity in method; and adherence to statutes, departmental rulings, and legal decisions
  • Audit Follow Up: Conducts post audit assessments and routine follow up on open recommendations and quality control procedures.  Maintains a tracking mechanism for prior audit recommendations that are still open or in the process of implementation.  Reports to the Board periodically on the status of open recommendations
  • Conducts quality assurance reviews in accordance with professional standards as provided by Section 2101.011 and periodically takes part in a comprehensive peer review
  • Ensures that external Quality Assurance Reviews are conducted every 3 years
  • Coordinates management response for external audits
  • May conduct special investigations into questionable accounting or management operations, practices or records
  • Maintains current procedures to be used in the event of an investigation
  • Reports at least annually to the Board on the Internal Audit Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (QAIP)
  • Ensures that the Annual Internal Audit Report is compiled and submitted to the Board for approval and subsequently submitted to the oversight agencies as required by November 1 of each year
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree; Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) required
  • Must have five years of experience in internal auditing

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in either public or governmental accounting and audit work preferred

POSITION:  Vehicle Driver III PART-TIME

DEPARTMENT: Weekends Home                                         
POSTING #:  20-012
TWC JOB ORDER:  13885628
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience                             
SHIFT:  20 HOURS/WEEK Fridays 1:30pm – 11:30pm; Sundays 9:00am – 7:00pm.  One time per month the work day may shift to Thursday and /or Monday.  Must be available these days. 
OPENING DATE: 11/5/19                                                    
CLOSING DATE: Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION / GROUP #:  9324 / A12                                                            
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

  • 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

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:  Resident Instructor II (Chaperone) PART-TIME   

DEPARTMENT: Weekends Home                                               
POSTING #: 20-011
TWC JOB ORDER #:  13885622
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience
SHIFT: 20 HOURS/WEEK Friday 1:30pm-11:30pm, and Sundays 9:00am-7:00pm OR Friday 12:00pm-11:00pm     and Sunday 8:00am-7:00pm.  Schedule may shift to Thursday and/or Monday approximately once a month.
OPENING DATE:  11/5/19                                                          
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION / GROUP #:  5203 / A9                                
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

POSITION:  Instructional Developer for Distance Learning                          

DEPARTMENT: Short-Term Programs                                  
POSTING #:  20-007
TWC JOB ORDER #:  13844402
MONTHLY SALARY:  Depending on Experience
SHIFT:  M-F 8:00 – 5:00
OPENING DATE:  09/27/2019                                               
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION / GROUP #:  1784 / 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

  • Work with STP staff to recommend design options to present instructional content for online courses, tutorials, and presentations
  • Work with a wide range of multimedia software including audio, video, web, animation, and photography to develop layout design and concepts for online and hybrid e-learning products
  • Develop instructional web and media based interactive learning tutorials, demos, training modules, and social media posts
  • Conduct research to identify potential applications for new and emerging instructional technologies
  • Work with office staff on student admission and enrollment tasks including support for teachers new to online instruction from across the state
  • Manage the departmental social media account; facilitate the campus wide social media committee to promote best practices
  • Collaborate with co-workers on departmental and campus wide projects
  • Create procedural manuals for workflow processes; collaborates with STP staff and other campus wide departments
  • Ensure consistency, accuracy and compliance with required standards, conducts cross-platform testing with common browsers and internet connection speeds
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in instructional technology, instructional design, e-Learning design and development, educational technology or educational media design is required. Relevant experience may be substituted for education
  • Three (3) years of experience working with e-learning and blended learning programs, web-based training development, and asynchronous learning content
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products including PowerPoint, Google Drive, social media systems, and Mac and Windows operating systems. Experience using web-meeting platforms
  • Knowledge and experience with e-Learning software and authoring tools
  • Skills in communicating technical concepts in non-technical terms. Excellent communication skills and writing including using proper grammar is a basic requisite for this position
  • Skill in cooperating and working as part of a team with other staff
  • Skills in the use of web and media-based technologies for education
  • Knowledge of educational theory, educational design models (i.e. ADDIE,SAM), and, online course development standards and procedures 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Accessibility experience and expertise; Knowledge of Federal Accessibility standards and W3C code validations
  • Experience as a teacher
  • Advanced coursework in multimedia, graphic design, and web design

POSITION:  Substitute Licensed Vocational Nurse I (LVN) or Registered Nurse I (RN)            

DEPARTMENT: Health Services                                                         
POSTING #:  SUB-HS
TWC JOB ORDER #:  3117469
MONTHLY SALARY:  LVN I - $20.86/hr; RN I - $28.58/hr
SHIFT:  Varies (6:00am-2:00pm, 2:00pm-10:00pm, or 10:00pm-6:00am)
CLASSIFICATION / GROUP #:  4421 or 4411 / A14 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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Substitute Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) I:

  • 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) I:

  • 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

POSTING #: SUB
TWC JOB ORDER #:  Weekends Home - 7409369; Comp Programs - 8674320; Security - 6737213; Comp Residential - 6737210 
DEPARTMENT(S): Food Services, Security, Comprehensive Residential A and B, Comprehensive Programs, and Weekends Home
SHIFT: Will vary as needed
SALARY:  $11.76 - $13.57 per hour depending on position
CLASSIFICATION / GROUP #: Sub / N/A
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduation or equivalent

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

TSBVI serves as a special public school in the continuum of statewide placements for students who have a visual impairment. Students, ages 6 through 22, who are blind, deafblind, or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities, are eligible for consideration for services on the TSBVI campus through Comprehensive Programs or Short Term Programs.  The TSBVI Outreach Programs serve as a statewide resource to parents of these children and the professionals who serve them, from birth through transition from school.

The other major divisions of TSBVI are:

  • School and Student Services (student admissions and records);
  • Business, Operations and Technology (budgeting, accounting, purchasing, payroll, supply warehouse, maintenance, food service, security, transportation, duplication and technology); and
  • Executive Administration (superintendent's office, human resources, curriculum, legal, internal audit and risk management).

 

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THE APPLICATION AND HIRING PROCESS

Please refer to the Current Job Vacancies and Application Information page for more information on how to apply..

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

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ANNUAL TERM OF EMPLOYMENT

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

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HOLIDAYS & SCHOOL CLOSURES

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a state agency but also operates as a school district.  Therefore, we hire 12 month and 9.75 month state classified and School contract employees.   Because our calendar is based on the school year, we observe a different holiday schedule than most other state agencies and other independent school districts. Based on this, the days’ employees have off for state holidays and even during the school year vary based on the position and program/area worked.

Direct Care Department Staff (e.g., Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Residential Instructors):

  • Most direct care department staff are 9.75 month employees and follow the TSBVI school calendar which may result in working on a state holiday.
  • In addition, because the total number of school closure days usually exceed the number of state holidays by several days in any given year, classified employees must use annual or other paid leave to make up the difference or take the time as leave without pay if/when paid leave is exhausted. 

Administrative type positions (e.g., Administration, Business Office):

  • The majority of classified administrative type employees work on state holidays when the school is open as well as work during school closures.  

Classified employees (excludes contract and substitute employees) required to work on a state holiday will earn holiday comp time to be used on a future date. 

If newly employed to the state, annual leave (vacation) may not be taken until the employee has been employed with the state for six continuous months. Holiday time and sick time are still available.

Please discuss with the hiring manager the schedule that the position you are applying for will work and how it is affected by holidays or school closures.

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BENEFITS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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QUESTIONS?

For all questions related to employment at TSBVI, please contact the Human Resources Department at one of the following:

(512) 206-9129 -- Main HR Number
 

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Maintenance Specialist IV (14-2719)