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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 

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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: Information Specialist                                                  

DEPARTMENT:  Outreach                                                                
POSTING #:  20-045
TWC JOB ORDER #:  14035267
MONTHLY SALARY:  $2,748.00 - $3,581.00                        
SHIFT:  M-F, 8:00-5:00          
OPENING DATE:  03/18/2020                                                           
CLOSING DATE:  04/12/2020
CLASSIFICATION / GROUP #:  1830 / B15                                                                         
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

  • Prepares and manages information related to video assets, including understanding system for creating captions as required by captioning vendors and preparing video to upload online; converts video in Compressor as required
  • Provides video editors with suggestions for editing based upon transcript knowledge; provides quality assurance by reporting problems with videos for video editors to resolve
  • Creates or edits existing transcript with special codes for captions
  • Interviews Outreach consultants and presenters to gather information for transcripts and metadata creation; creates succinct metadata (title, category, description, tags, etc.) keeping with best practices for various language users in mind for video files based upon the media library parameters
  • Uploads video with metadata and associated files to the MEDIAL and other media management platforms
  • Updates social media sites with coordination from the Outreach Director
  • Coordinates with webmaster regarding workflow and metadata schema; coordinates with digital archivist for metadata schema and for preservation of video and associated files
  • Co-authors scripts for audio description of video
  • Creates best practice and procedural manuals for workflow processes; collaborates with Outreach staff and others involved in Outreach products
  • Supports and collaborates with Outreach staff to create accessible materials for special events, workshops, or conferences as required
  • Assists Outreach staff during special events, workshops, or conferences 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

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in English, literature, library sciences, journalism, communication, foreign languages, English for speakers of other languages, education or closely related field; may substitute full-time closely related experience for required education on a year for year basis
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Google Drive, social media systems, and Mac and Windows operating systems
  • Knowledge of video conference or web meeting software
  • Skill in communicating complex topics in plain written English
  • Skill in cooperating and working as part of a team with other staff
  • Skill in learning new digital systems
  • Skill in listening, reading and comprehending complex topics on a daily basis

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with media library systems
  • Experience using Zoom
  • Knowledge of HTML, web and/or video editing
  • Knowledge of foreign languages, specifically Spanish, and/or sign language

POSITION:  Dorm Manager              

DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive Residential                          
POSTING #:  20-044
TWC JOB ORDER #:  
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience
SHIFT:  Evenings
OPENING DATE:  03/12/2020                        
CLOSING DATE:  4/10/2020
CLASSIFICATION / GROUP #:  1580 / B17 
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

  • Manages the operations of a dormitory unit
  • Supervises dormitory staff including ensuring the students’ individual programs, which primarily focus on language development, socialization, use of leisure time, personal hygiene and grooming, and behavior are appropriately implemented
  • Provides training and supervision to residential instructors, including direct child care responsibilities as required
  • Ensures good ongoing parent communication
  • Develops dorm rules and a consistent approach to student discipline following departmental practices that focus on student growth and positive outcomes
  • Ensures coordination of school day programs and residential programs through a commitment to the team process and ongoing communication
  • Works to ensure physical and personal safety and well-being of students.  Ensures student health and wellness coordination with the Health center
  • 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
  • Six months full-time direct care experience at TSBVI
  • Three years and six months full-time direct care, social services, human services, or closely related experience; may substitute 105 credit hours from an accredited college or university for the required experience on a year for year basis
  • Skill in completing assigned tasks and meeting established deadlines
  • Skill in data collection and report writing
  • Skill in developing professional relations with parents, other staff and community
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills
  • Must have sufficient physical strength to assist in lifting and/or transferring students up to adult age

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • Currently or eligible to be a TSBVI driver

POSITION:  Residential Instructor (Chaperone) PART-TIME; MALE APPLICANTS ONLY

DEPARTMENT: Weekends Home                                               
POSTING #: 20-043
TWC JOB ORDER #: 
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:  3/12/2020                                                         
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

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 Residential Instructor 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:  Residential Instructor III                                    

No. of Vacancies: 2

DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive Residential              
POSTING #:  20-041
TWC JOB ORDER#:  14028454
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience
SHIFT: Evenings  
OPENING DATE:  3/11/2020                                                
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION / GROUP #:  5205 / 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

  • Assumes responsibility for the operation of the dorm in the absence of the dorm manager, including supervising staff in the implementation of student programming
  • Provides responsible supervision and instruction of students and other Resident Instructors
  • Ensures that medication schedules are followed and attends to any special medical/physical needs of students
  • Writes meaningful and objectively stated present level of functioning reports and/or quarterly reports addressing assigned IEP areas
  • Provides new staff with an overall orientation to the workplace, including reviewing orientation booklet and conducting training to ensure responsibilities are understood
  • Assists with student travel arrangements 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

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Six months full-time direct care experience at TSBVI or 1-year part-time experience at TSBVI
  • One year and six months full-time direct care, social services, human services, or closely related experience; may substitute 45 credit hours from an accredited college or university for the required experience
  • Skill in completing assigned tasks and meeting established deadlines
  • Skill in data collection and report writing
  • Skill in developing professional relations with parents, other staff and community
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills
  • Must have sufficient physical strength to assist in lifting and/or transferring students up to adult age
  • Eligible to be approved to drive state vehicles
  • 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

  • CPR and First Aid certification

POSITION:  Lead Teacher               

DEPARTMENT: Curriculum                         
POSTING #:  20-040
TWC JOB ORDER #:  14019676
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience
SHIFT:  Days
OPENING DATE:  03/05/2020                        
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION / GROUP #:  5205 / 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

  • Develops or locates and adapts curriculum in the core curriculum and Expended Core Curriculum (ECC) areas for students attending TSBVI
  • Plans, coordinates and manages curriculum development activities with other school personnel, in both core and Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) areas
  • Creates curriculum documents and provides technical expertise and direction to staff in their design and development
  • Provides in-service and support to staff for implementation of curriculum as developed
  • Provides training on curriculum publications to TVIs in the state as requested, and also at state and national conferences
  • Assists Curriculum Director with exhibiting curriculum publications at specified conferences
  • Conducts research into best practice for students with visual impairments
  • Is very familiar with state and national standards as they relate to students with visual impairments, and can apply them in curriculum development
  • Displays excellent editing skills Is highly knowledgeable of Microsoft Office Suite
  • 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 (or Master's degree) in Special Education with Texas teacher certification and Visually Impaired endorsement
  • Knowledge and experience in curriculum development
  • Ten years’ full-time experience working with students with sensory impairments and/or multiple disabilities, including experience at a residential school

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • University course work in Curriculum and Instruction

POSITION:  Human Resources Specialist I – PART-TIME               

DEPARTMENT:  Human Resources                                      
POSTING #:  20-039
TWC JOB ORDER: 14018668
MONTHLY SALARY:  Depending on Experience      
SHIFT:  Monday-Friday, Days
OPENING DATE:  03/04/2020                                                            
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION / GROUP #:  1729 / B14                                                 
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 excellent customer service when interacting with employees and the general public including answering questions, answering the phone and helping to complete hard copy forms
  • Responsible for assisting with HR records-management functions by performing tasks that include, but are not limited to, retrieving, assembling, reviewing, redacting, photocopying, and working with other HR staff to prepare records for storage and disposition
  • Ensures the file room is and stays organized; creates and maintains all personnel files (electronic and hard copy) in accordance with agency policies and records retention schedule; maintains absolute confidentiality with respect to personnel files and confidential information; files appropriate hard copy documents in personnel files in a timely and organized manner; determines what hard copy employee files no longer need to be retained in HR and handles the transfer or destruction of files in accordance with the records retention schedule; schedules and observes HR file viewing with employees and appropriate outside entities
  • Requests, reviews and enters prior state service
  • Reviews, enters, updates, and/or retrieves information from various automated electronic systems to include Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS) HR
  • Assists with accurately processing/distributing mail; photocopying/scanning/faxing documents; making labels; preparing packets; drafting error-free letters/emails
  • Ensures security and confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures, including those pertaining to ethics and integrity
  • 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

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent
  • Two years (60 credit hours) from an accredited college or university; One additional year of the required experience may substitute for thirty semester hours of the required education, with a maximum substitution of 60 semester hours
  • One year of full-time or two years of part-time experience in an administrative or HR-related role. Thirty additional credit hours of the required experience may substitute for one year of required experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • One-year experience performing Human Resources functions for a State of Texas agency; Human Resources experience in one or more functional areas (e.g., employment, recruitment, benefits, leave, employee development); Experience with Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS) HR; Experience with Employees Retirement System (ERS) Online.  Prior knowledge of principles and practices of human resources

POSITION:  Licensed Specialist in School Psychology            

DEPARTMENT:  Comprehensive Programs                                       
POSTING #:  20-036
TWC JOB ORDER: 14003899
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience       
SHIFT:  Monday-Friday, 7:45am-3:45pm
OPENING DATE:  02/21/2020                                                            
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

  • 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:  Educational Interpreter / Teacher Aide III            

DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive Programs                            
POSTING #:  20-034
TWC JOB ORDER #:  14002581
MONTHLY SALARY:  Depending on Qualifications
SHIFT:  Part-Time; Will discuss in interview
OPENING DATE:  02/20/2020                        
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION / GROUP #:  0814 / A14
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

  • Provide expressive and voice interpreting for students who are deaf or hard of hearing in general education classes (this may include American Sign Language, Manually Coded English, Pidgin Signed English and/or Oral Interpreting)
  • Under the direction of the classroom teacher, provide tutoring/review services as necessary for students who are deaf or hard of hearing when it does not interfere with the task of interpreting
  • Assist with the setup of note taking services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing, when necessary
  • Participate in educational team activities either in person or via a report. Activities may include team meeting, Individualized Education Program (IEP) conference and/or informal staff meetings. Input from the interpreter may involve information regarding communication strategies and progress related to the child’s use of the interpreter
  • Serve as a liaison between the students who are deaf or hard of hearing, hearing peers, staff and faculty members
  • Provide interpreting for school functions outside of the classroom, extracurricular activities and parent meetings when requested in advance
  • At times, when it does not interfere with their service as interpreters, educational interpreters may be asked to assist the teacher with some of the more routine classroom duties
  • Use any scheduled preparation time (comparable to teacher preparation time) to preview materials, conference with teachers, record data in logs, research signs, etc.
  • Maintain professional standards as delineated in the Code of Ethics of the national Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
  • Provides assistance to students in the use of sign language or other non-verbal forms of communication
  • Assists with the instruction of deaf and hard of hearing students, individually or in small groups
  • Assists in developing class materials, plans, and identifying students' needs
  • Provides assistance to students in the use of total communication
  • Assists in helping students regarding academics, coping with disabilities, encouraging independence, etc.
  • Assists in maintaining a clean and orderly classroom
  • Performs a variety of classroom related clerical duties, such as: recording grades, attendance, and data collection
  • May assist students in learning related skills necessary for successful performance in vocational areas, such as: basic arithmetical calculations, cleanliness, safety procedures, communication skills, independence, operation of various equipment used on the job (i.e. computers), etc.
  • May supervise students on community based or general education based programs
  • Assists individual students in specific problem areas as necessary
  • Performs whatever duties are necessary to assure the health and safety of the students
  • May be asked to lead or assist in providing in-services to hearing students, staff and parents as requested in regard to sign language, deafness, Deaf culture, interpreting and consumer education. Performs related duties as assigned
  • Cooperates with other staff in implementing the instructional program for assigned students
  • Maintains familiarity with health and instructional information regarding assigned students, and adheres to those specifications when implementing programming
  • Informs teacher of all significant events or changes related to students in classroom
  • Assists in the assessment of student needs as requested by teacher
  • Assists teachers in preparing IEP progress reports, behavior plans and other documentation for program monitoring
  • Participates in ARD and team meetings for students as required
  • Monitors, implements effective programming for, and documents student behavior in a prompt manner as required by teacher
  • Continues professional growth and development, including participating in all assigned in-service training
  • Utilizes effective teaching techniques and classroom strategies to accommodate the various learning styles and modes of students
  • Monitors the safety of students
  • Interacts and responds with verbal and non-verbal blind or visually impaired students
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Fluent in sign language, and Texas Board for Evaluation of Interpreters Level 1, or Basic, certification
  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Completion of two years (60 hours if institution considers 15 hours/semester as full-time or 48 hours if institution considers 12 hours/semester as full-time) coursework from an accredited college or university [Original college or university transcript(s) required at time of interview] OR one year full-time experience working with children with disabilities plus one year of college plus a passing score on a local or state paraprofessional assessment OR two years full-time experience working with children with disabilities plus a passing score on a local or state paraprofessional assessment ** If the applicant selected for the position has not passed a local or state assessment, the applicant will be offered the position contingent upon passing the TSBVI paraprofessional assessment administered during the interview
  • Must receive TEA certification as an Instructional Aide III (at your own expense) within 6 months of beginning employment
  • Must have sufficient physical strength to assist in lifting and/or transferring students up to adult age
  • Ability to communicate, receptively and expressively, through both sign language and oral speech, or just oral speech, with ASL fluent and non-signing staff and students
  • Good writing and data collection skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of college level coursework in child development, education, psychology, vocational or closely related field
  • Experience working with children and youth with disabilities in a classroom or work setting
  • Eligible to be approved to drive state vehicles
  • Familiar with Braille and Nemeth code
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Completion of training related to students with visual and multiple impairments
  • Movement training and/or knowledge, such as yoga, dance, or martial arts

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:  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                                                             
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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:  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:  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                                                             
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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                                                            
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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 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                                                  
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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
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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