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To Apply

Change for Applicants:

Effective August 18, 2019, we have transitioned to requiring use of a new accessible electronic application.  To apply to work at TSBVI go to WorkInTexas.com.  Once on the page, there is a helpful link towards the bottom under News and Announcements that includes helpful tips for the use of Assistive Technology in WorkInTexas.

Resumes can be submitted with an application but will not be accepted in lieu of the application being fully completed.

Criminal History Authorization
During the selection process, your name, date of birth, race, and sex will be submitted to the Department of Public Safety for a criminal records check. The information gathered through this check is held strictly confidential. Furthermore, possession of a criminal record does not automatically exclude an applicant from consideration. 
Submit to: HR Fax: (512) 206-9403 or 

Pre-Employment Affidavit 

Submit to: HR Fax: (512) 206-9403 or 

Closing Dates

Complete applications must be submitted prior to 5pm on the closing date. The closing date indicates the minimum length of time a vacancy will be posted. Positions may remain open beyond the closing date if a sufficient number of applications have not been received.

If a position is posted as "Until Filled", TSBVI will close the position once a sufficient number of applications are received as defined by TSBVI.

Selective Service Requirement

As of September 1, 1999, an agency in any branch of state government may not hire a person as an employee if the person is of the age (18-25) and gender (male), that would require a person residing in the U.S. to register with the selective service system, unless the person presents proof of the person's registration with the selective service system as required by federal law or proof of exemption from registration with the selective service.

E-Verify

If you are hired, you will be required to submit proof of your identity and your eligibility to work in the United States within three working days of your date of employment. TSBVI participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.


Current Positions, Detailed Descriptions  

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

DEPARTMENT: Health Services                                                        
POSTING #:  20-002
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience; includes shift differential   
SHIFT: Nights/Weekends Fri, Sat, Sun night shift 7pm-7am
OPENING DATE:  09/04/19                                                              
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  4421 or 4411                                                 
GROUP #:  A13 or B19
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provides direct health care services to students
  • Maintains health center operations
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

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

DEPARTMENT: Health Services                                                       
POSTING #:  20-001
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience   
SHIFT: Night Shift
OPENING DATE:  9/4/18                                                                  
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  4421 or 4411                                                 
GROUP #:  A13 or B19
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provides direct health care services to students
  • Maintains health center operations
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

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:  Resident Specialist II PART-TIME

DEPARTMENT:  Short-Term Programs Residential                          
POSTING #:  19-092
MONTHLY SALARY:  DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT: (30 HOURS PER WEEK) This position must commit to the Short Term Programs (STP) schedule which involves highly variable days and hours.  Will discuss in the interview
OPENING DATE:  08/21/19                                                              
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  5203                                                              
GROUP #:  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

  • Provides responsible child care to and supervision of students and their needs during special programs; presents a safety-conscious and adult role model to students in all situations
  • Ensures safety and security of dormitory property
  • During times when a student may be sleeping, conducts routine bed checks at specified intervals to ensure students' safety and well-being
  • Provides direct instruction in accordance with each student’s IEP
  • Performs any necessary record-keeping functions required for individual student programs, including daily shift notes, unusual incident and crisis intervention reports
  • Performs various housekeeping functions and maintains a clean, neat and orderly dormitory; cleans students' laundry as directed and maintains a linen count
  • Ensures medication schedules are followed and attends to any special medical/physical needs of students
  • Stays informed of any program changes for students and communicates relevant information on student behavior to staff on other shifts
  • Follows any special behavior management procedures or programs developed for individual students as required
  • Attends in-service training sessions as required and maintains in-service materials as instructed
  • 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
  • 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 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

  • Experience driving school vehicles, including a school bus
  • Experience working with children
  • CPR and First Aid certification

POSITION:  Orientation & Mobility Specialist                                               

DEPARTMENT:  Outreach                                                                
POSTING #: 
19-083
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience                               
SHIFT:  M-F, 8:00-5:00          
OPENING DATE:  07/05/19                                                              
CLOSING DATE: 
Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  T021                                                             
GROUP #: 
n/a
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Plans with other members of the Outreach team and TSBVI staff to provide comprehensive 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 presentational 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:  Short Term Programs Teacher                           

DEPARTMENT: Short-Term Programs                                  
POSTING #:  19-080
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience
SHIFT:  M-F 7:45 – 3:45, several weekends
OPENING DATE:  07/02/2019                                                
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  T021                                                 
GROUP #:  N/A         
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Creates academic and technology curriculum for new short-term (school year) and summer classes
  • Plans and prepares for short-term and summer classes
  • Assesses student needs to address instructional goals and objectives
  • Teaches short-term program classes; both in-person and via distance learning platforms
  • Assists in coordinating summer programs
  • Supervises aides, and all others assigned
  • Performs assignments effectively relating to all department and school policies and procedures
  • Utilizes equipment and facilities in the most effective manner to support the instructional program
  • Promotes positive relations through effective communication and involvement with family, appropriate agencies, and community members to meet individual student needs
  • Utilizes professional classroom management techniques to assist students in learning
  • Continues professional growth and development
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • 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)]
  • Must have Texas Special Education EC-12 and elementary or secondary level certifications
  • Must have or be willing to obtain the Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments supplemental certification (TVI) within a specified period of time
  • Must have or be willing to obtain ESL certification within a specified period of time 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with students who demonstrate on grade-level academic skills
  • Proficiency with Google tools (Google Certified Educator)
  • Knowledge of various screen-readers including JAWS, NVDA and Voiceover
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Master’s degree in Education, Visual Impairments or a related field

POSITION:  Internal Auditor            

DEPARTMENT: Executive Administration                            
POSTING #:  19-069
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience
SHIFT:  Days
OPENING DATE:  06/12/2019                                               
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  1048                                                  
GROUP #:  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:  Resident Instructor II                                     

DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive Residential                          
POSTING #:  19-061
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience
SHIFT:  Full-Time; Evenings; Weekends  
OPENING DATE:  06/05/2019                                                
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  5203                                                  
GROUP #:  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 know or be willing to learn basic sign language
  • Must be able to lift and/or transfer students up to adult age
  • Ability to communicate, receptively and expressively, through both sign language and oral speech, or just oral speech, with ASL fluent and non-signing staff and students
  • Ability to swim and to accompany students into the pool during swimming activities
  • Valid driver’s license and clear driving record 

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:  Residential Teacher                   

DEPARTMENT:  Comprehensive Programs                                      
POSTING #:  19-059
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience
SHIFT:  M-F, 11:00am – 8:00pm
OPENING DATE:  06/03/2019                                                           
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  T021                                                             
GROUP #:  N/A         
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

***2019-2020 School Year***

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
  • 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 Texas Special Education EC-12 certification
  • Must have or be willing to obtain Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments supplemental certification within a specified period of time

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with children 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:  Vehicle Driver III PART-TIME

DEPARTMENT: Weekends Home                                         
POSTING #:  19-0023
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience                             
SHIFT:  20 HOURS/WEEK Fridays-1:30pm-11:30pm and 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: 3/11/19                                                      
CLOSING DATE: Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  9324                                                  
GROUP #:  A11         
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 #: 19-004
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:  9/28/18                                                          
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  5203                                                        
GROUP #:  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:  Substitute Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) II or Substitute Nurse (RN) II                       

DEPARTMENT: Health Services                                                         
POSTING #:  19-014
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience
SHIFT:  Varies (6:00am-2:00pm, 2:00pm-10:00pm, or 10:00pm-6:00am)
OPENING DATE:  12/5/18                                                                
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  4421 or 4411                                                 
GROUP #:  A13 or B19
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provides direct health care services to students
  • Maintains health center operations
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Health Services Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

POSTING #: SUB
DEPARTMENT(S): Food Services, Security, Comprehensive Residential A and B, Comprehensive Programs, and Weekends Home
SHIFT: Will vary as needed
OPENING DATE: 9/26/18
CLOSING DATE: Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #: Sub
GROUP #: N/A 
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

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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