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State of Texas Application

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Criminal History Authorization

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Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
ATTN: Human Resources Department
1100 West 45th Street
Austin, TX 78756
HR Fax: (512) 206-9403
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Closing Dates:

Complete applications must be received 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", the School will close the position once a sufficient number of applicants are received as defined by the School.

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.

  

 

 

POSITION:  Payroll Officer              

DEPARTMENT:  Accounting                                                
POSTING #:  19-054
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience
SHIFT: Monday-Friday 8:00 -5:00
OPENING DATE:  05/24/2019                                               
CLOSING DATE:  06/06/2019
CLASSIFICATION #:  1018                                                   
GROUP #: 
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

  • Administers the compensation function of the agency, to include the preparation and processing of payrolls in compliance with Comptroller of Public Accounts payroll entry and submission requirements
  • Processes payroll transactions in the Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS)
  • Audits payroll deductions, on-boarding of new-hire data and personnel changes affecting payroll and any other information to ensure accuracy
  • Reviews accounting payroll and financial Uniform Statewide Accounting/Payroll System (USAS/USPS) and CAPPS documents for compliance and accurately calculates deductions (tax levies, child support, bankruptcy, and student loans) as required by court order in accordance with state and federal regulations
  • Prepares and assists in auditing agency, state and federal reports, including FTE, quarterly wage and tax reports for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS); monthly reports for Employee Retirement System (ERS) and various Budget and Planning reports
  • Prepares monthly payroll control reconciliation to assist in preparation of 941 Quarterly, W-2's, Calendar and Fiscal Year-End processing
  • Reconciles payroll deductions and distributes to vendors; maintains employee records to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. Verifies all payroll tax deposits and reconciles with monthly tax liability
  • Responds to payroll inquiries with internal and external customers regarding payroll issues
  • Plans and schedules payrolls that meet deadlines established by the Comptroller's Office
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of all information related to employee pay and personnel matters affecting the agency and its employees
  • Attends training classes and reviews reference materials. Conducts training as necessary, and prepares training materials
  • Updates internal, external, and desk procedure manuals regarding payroll, and makes recommendations for improvements to payroll processes
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A bachelor's degree with a major in accounting, finance, business, public administration or other related field from an accredited college or university plus one year of experience where the majority of time was spent in accounting, auditing, or budgeting; may substitute full-time payroll experience for required education on a year for year basis
  • Extensive experience in the use of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Work

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience using a payroll accounting system: Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS), Uniform Statewide Payroll/Personnel System (USPS) and/or Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS), another government accounting system or a private industry accounting system
  • Experience in preparing and processing employee payroll, including financial analysis and/or reconciling employee payroll records or accounts: State of Texas Government, Another Governmental Entity, or Private Industry

 

 

POSITION:  Budget Analyst II            

DEPARTMENT:  Accounting                                                
POSTING #:  19-053
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience
SHIFT: Days; Monday-Friday
OPENING DATE:  05/17/2019                                               
CLOSING DATE:  05/30/2019
CLASSIFICATION #:  1156                                                   
GROUP #: 
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

  • Performs complex budget preparation and analysis work as well as developing budget procedures
  • Prepares or assists in complex budget development (Operating Budget and Legislative Appropriations Requests) and analysis work
  • Assists in providing and coordinating instruction and guidance to divisions, departments, and other organizational units on various process-related procedures relative to the development of the LAR and operating budget
  • Assists in the analysis of expenditure patterns and cost drivers, and in making recommendations on the use of funds
  • Prepares and reviews monthly operating budget reports, identifying areas where more effective use of funds can be made
  • Maintains accurate program methods of finance in accordance with appropriation and grant authority as applicable
  • Interprets and applies statutes and regulations, sets priorities, and meets deadlines.  Prepares effective written communication on the interpretation and analysis of applicable GAA, federal regulations, or requests from the Legislature
  • Communicates and works effectively with external and internal parties. May be involved in cross training and resource sharing with other areas within the Finance Department
  • Prepares and reviews fiscal notes on legislation filed in the Legislature which could affect and financially impact the agency
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university plus two years of full-time experience in budget preparation, accounting, auditing, financial planning or management, or positions which provided knowledge of public sector budgetary controls, administrative procedures, and related state and federal regulatory laws
  • Experience and competence in Microsoft Office programs (e.g., Word, Excel, and Access) or equivalent and other computer related programs
  • Skill in communicating effectively with other divisions of the School, various state agencies and the federal government

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration or other business related field
  • Experience with executive and legislative budgetary procedures and reports
  • Experience and competence in Legislative Budget Board Systems to include ABEST (Automated Budget and Evaluation System of Texas) and FNS (Fiscal Notes System)
  • Experience in preparing state agency operating budgets, legislative appropriations requests, and fiscal notes

 

 

POSITION:  Administrative Assistant IV                                            

DEPARTMENT:  Residential Department                  
POSTING #:  19-052
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience     
SHIFT:  Days, Monday-Friday
OPENING DATE:  5/16/19                                        
CLOSING DATE:  5/29/19
CLASSIFICATION #:  0156                                      
GROUP #:  A15         
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

  • Performs all typing needed for program operations including memos, correspondence, student reports and instructional plans
  • Maintains department files
  • Prepares travel plans for students during home visit periods and disseminates to appropriate staff
  • Collects and organizes information needed by supervisor
  • Secures appropriate signatures for purchasing requisitions and other staff request forms
  • Prepares and distributes meeting notices to staff
  • Maintains records of substitute personnel and prepares the department substitute list
  • Assists instructional department in clerical activities when necessary
  • Distributes departmental and U.S. mail
  • Maintains Residential Director's calendar and schedules appointments and meetings as necessary
  • Prepares reports for Food Service
  • Maintains adequate supply of all necessary forms for use by all residential areas
  • Supports all residential staff and students as necessary
  • Supports all necessary functions of the Residential department, supports the Residential Director and staff, coordinates with other departments on campus
  • 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

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to type and to use other office equipment and machines
  • Word processing experience needed
  • Ability to work harmoniously with parents, students, and staff
  • Ability to follow through on details with good organizational skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Five years admin experience, experience working on travel arrangements and coordinating with school districts across the state

 

 

POSITION:  Short-Term Programs Teacher                           

DEPARTMENT: Short-Term Programs                                  
POSTING #:  19-050
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience
SHIFT:  M-F 7:45 – 3:45, several weekends
OPENING DATE:  5/8/19                                                      
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

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

DEPARTMENT: Health Services                                                       
POSTING #:  19-048
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience (plus shift differential)       
SHIFT: Night shift; 10:00pm – 6:00am
OPENING DATE:  5/8/19                                                                  
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:  Resident Instructor II                                        

DEPARTMENT: SUMMER SCHOOL TEMP                     
POSTING #:  19-047
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience
SHIFT: Evenings  
OPENING DATE:  5/8/19                                                      
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

***TEMPORARY POSITION FROM JUNE 14 – 28, 2019***

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

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

 

 

 

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

DEPARTMENT: Health Services                                                       
POSTING #:  19-044
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience     
SHIFT: Night shift (Full-time plus shift differential)
OPENING DATE:  4/18/19                                                                
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:  Cook IV                        

DEPARTMENT:  Food Services                                            
POSTING #:  19-039
MONTHLY SALARY:  $2,194.00 - $2,820.33 per month    
SHIFT:  Monday-Friday, Day Shift
OPENING DATE:  4/10/19                                                    
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  8119                                                  
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

  • Adhere to all TDA, USDA, school district, health department, TSBVI regulatory rules and procedures
  • Reviews daily menu; calculates quantities of food to prepare; assembles ingredients; cooks, bakes, or prepares salads following sanitary food preparation guidelines; monitors and records temperatures during preparation; and checks food items for taste and appearance
  • Receives stock; assists in maintaining an accurate inventory; puts up food and supplies on shelves and dates them; rotates stock as necessary; and identifies food and supplies to be ordered
  • Prepares regular and modified diets from the student care summary report for daily and weekly menus
  • Sets up serving line and serves meals to students and staff
  • Assist with kitchen clean up duties when time permits
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, friendly working relationships with students, staff and the community
  • Must be able to take orders directly and carry out those orders accurately and produce the highest quality of customer service
  • 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 years’ full-time experience as a cook in a school or related food service environment
  • Skill in reading and writing English
  • Skill in computing basic mathematical calculations
  • Ability to understand, remember and apply oral and/or written instructions or other information
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Knowledge of large quantity food preparation techniques and procedures
  • Skills and knowledge of basic recipe conversions and calculations to convert measurements
  • Must be able to work in a kitchen atmosphere, including lifting and moving medium to heavy pots and pans of food
  • Food Handler’s Card from Travis County Health Department
  • Obtain their Serve Safe certification and Managers certificate within 90 days of hire

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Work in kitchen environment where temperatures are sometimes high
  • May be exposed to cold and freezing temperatures
  • Must be able to work around equipment producing steam and hot temperatures
  • May be exposed to strong smells from food products
  • May be exposed to intermittent sounds of a loud nature
  • Move about on wet or slippery floors
  • Needs to be able to move kitchen and food supplies up to and including 50 pounds regularly
  • Needs to be able to move around kitchen and cafeteria to prepare food in an expeditious manner
  • Must be able to stand in stationary position for sustained periods

 

 

 

POSITION:  Teacher of Students with Multiple Impairments                        

DEPARTMENT:  Comprehensive Programs                                       
POSTING #:  19-036
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience       
SHIFT:  Monday-Friday, 7:45am-3:45pm
OPENING DATE:  4/8/19                                                                  
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

***2019 – 2020 School Year***

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Cooperates with other teachers in planning and implementing the instructional program for the students assigned
  • Works with the team members in identifying and solving problems related to students in school, dormitory, and community environments
  • Diagnoses and assesses student needs to determine instructional goals and objectives
  • Utilizes teaching techniques and classroom strategies to accommodate the various learning styles and modes of students
  • Assists in the selection of programs, equipment and materials to meet the needs of students
  • 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
  • Attend work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Comply with all applicable security and safety rules, regulations, and standards
  • Perform 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 transcript(s)]
  • Must have Texas Special Education EC-12 and elementary level certifications
  • Must have or be willing to obtain the Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments supplemental certification within a specified period of time
  • Must have or be willing to obtain ESL certification within a specified period of time

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with students with visual and multiple impairments
  • Proficiency with Sign Language
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Texas Tech DeafBlind graduate certificate

 

 

POSITION:  Teacher Aide II SUMMER TEMP ONLY                               

DEPARTMENT: Short-Term Programs                                  
POSTING #:  19-035
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience
SHIFT:  M-F 7:15 – 3:15 (varies)
OPENING DATE:  4/5/19                                                      
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  0813                                                  
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

  • Provides instructional monitoring and support, as directed by teachers
  • Assists students in getting to and from their instructional settings, cafeteria, Health Center, and other settings as needed; monitors students in the cafeteria as needed
  • Effectively uses technology to communicate, organize work, document student performance, and create or obtain instructional materials under teacher direction
  • Learns and uses effective teaching techniques and classroom strategies to accommodate the various learning styles and modes of students
  • Drives class to community activities using state vehicles
  • Effectively implements all department and school policies and procedures
  • Works with residential staff to coordinate programming for students
  • Completes all assigned in-service training
  • Uses effective teaching techniques and classroom strategies to accommodate the various learning styles and modes of students
  • 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
  • Completion of two years of college (60 hours if institution considers 15 hours/semester as full-time or 48 hours if institution considers 12 hours/semester full-time) with coursework in child development, education, psychology, vocational or related field preferred (Original college or university transcript(s) required at time of interview)
    OR One year of experience working with children with disabilities plus one year of college plus a passing score on a local or state paraprofessional assessment**
    OR Two years of experience working with children with disabilities plus a passing score on a local or state paraprofessional assessment**
    **If the applicant selected for the position has not passed a local or state assessment, the applicant will be offered the position contingent upon passing the TSBVI paraprofessional assessment administered during the interview
  • Must have sufficient physical strength to assist in lifting and/or transferring students up to adult age
  • Good writing and data collection skills
  • Ability to communicate, receptively and expressively, through oral speech with students
  • Must be eligible to be approved to drive state vehicles

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of college-level coursework in child development, education, psychology, vocational or closely related field
  • Experience working with children and youth with disabilities in a classroom or work setting
  • Familiar with Braille Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Completion of training related to students with visual and multiple impairments

 

 

POSITION:  Orientation & Mobility Specialist SUMMER TEMP ONLY                            

DEPARTMENT: Short-Term Programs                                  
POSTING #:  19-034
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience
SHIFT:  M-F 7:15 – 3:15 (varies)
OPENING DATE:  4/5/19                                                      
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

  • Assesses students in the area of Orientation and Mobility (O & M); including preparing reports, as well as IEP and programming recommendations
  • Plans and implements individual O & M programming as required
  • Consults with instructional and residential staff regarding O & M programming for students
  • Plans and conducts staff in-service training in O & M
  • Participates in staff meetings as required
  • Cooperates with other teachers in planning and implementing the instructional program for the students assigned to him/her
  • Works with the principal and other team members in identifying and solving problems related to his/her students in school, dormitory and recreational environments
  • Assists other staff in implementing O & M programming, and in setting up classrooms for maximal learning and access
  • Assists in the selection and provision of programs, equipment and materials to meet the needs of his/her students
  • Maintains accurate accounting of equipment and equipment sales; utilizes equipment and facilities in the most effective manner to support the instructional program
  • Works with staff and students in off-campus placements to assure safe travel skills
  • Promotes positive relationships through effective communication and involvement with staff, family, appropriate agencies, and community members to meet individual students' needs
  • Educates students regarding access to post-secondary O & M services such as services through DARS, private O & M contractors and dog guide training centers
  • 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)]
  • Certification by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals [Copy of certificate required at time of interview]
  • Skill in working cooperatively in a team model of service delivery

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in orientation and mobility
  • Experience working with persons with sensory impairments and/or multiple disabilities

 

 

POSITION:  Teacher SUMMER TEMP ONLY                               

DEPARTMENT: Short-Term Programs                                  
POSTING #:  19-033
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience
SHIFT:  M-F 7:15 – 3:15 (varies)
OPENING DATE:  4/5/19                                                      
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

  • Assists in developing new instructional modules for providing short-term and summer programs
  • Assists in developing Math and Technology curriculum for new short-term and summer classes
  • Assists in planning and preparing for short-term and summer classes
  • Teaches short-term program classes
  • Assists in coordinating summer programs
  • Assists in developing surveys, reports, and dissemination documents related to programs
  • Interfaces with local schools and with parents to establish effective programs for individual students before students attend a class and to provide transition follow-up after classes are completed
  • Performs regular and special assignments effectively, and adheres to all departmental and school policies and procedures
  • Promotes positive relations through effective communication and involvement with TSBVI staff, local school districts, families, other agencies, and community members, to meet student and programmatic needs
  • 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 be willing to obtain Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments supplemental certification (TVI)
  • Must have Math Teacher Certification
  • Skill in working closely with other professionals 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with academic level students at various grade levels, including adapted technology, literacy, math tools and low vision adaptations
  • Experience serving visually impaired students in their local school districts
  • Knowledge of various screen-readers including JAWS, NVDA and Voiceover
  • Ability to quickly learn new technology and teach students in its use
  • Willingness to teach some classes via distance learning platforms
  • Master’s degree in Education, Visual Impairments or a related field

 

 

POSITION:  Licensed Specialist in School Psychology                                 

*FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME*

DEPARTMENT:  Comprehensive Programs                                       
POSTING #:  19-024
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience       
SHIFT:  Monday-Friday, 7:45am-3:45pm
OPENING DATE:  3/13/19                                                                
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

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 [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:  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:  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: Residential Instructor II (Escort) 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

SUPERVISOR

  • Weekends Home Coordinator

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

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