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2017-18 SPED Audiologist .4 - Cholla Complex

at PVSchools

Posted: 11/9/2017
Job Reference #: 10772
Keywords: health

Job Description

                                                         Audiologist

Location: Cholla Complex

9 months, .4 FTE

Start Date: Immediately

Purpose Statement

Provide comprehensive support and management to children with listening and/or hearing difficulties, birth through high school graduation. Responsibilities include management of early childhood and school hearing screening programs, assessment and management of auditory disorders, determination and management of hearing instrumentation devices, provision of auditory habilitation activities, management of hearing conservation programs, and counseling and training for school staff and parents. Educational audiologists are the professionals uniquely qualified to ensure that all students have adequate access to auditory information in the learning environment.

Essential Functions

Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office

Knowledge of deaf culture and issues related to living with a hearing loss

Strong customer relations skills

Strong organizational skills with attention to detail

Ability to collaborate with team members

Leadership skills that support program objectives

Ability to supervise, instruct, motivate, and solve problems with co-workers

Experience with special populations

Major Areas of Responsibility and Duties Specific to this Job

Monitoring and Rehabilitation

Evaluate necessity of hearing aids, FM systems and other Assistive Listening Devices

Maintain assistive listening devices; troubleshoot assistive listening deices, BAHA/PONTOs, Cochlear Implant processors

Interpret other medical/educational assessments for parents and teachers, when applicable

Maintain records for IEP/IFSP, screenings, referrals, follow up, and planning services

Screen audiometry, including pure tone and immitance measurements

Conduct threshold audiometry, including air conduction, bone conduction, speech reception and word recognition, otoscopy, and immitance measurements

Conduct differential diagnosis of auditory processing disorder

Perform appropriate medical and educational follow up and referral procedures

Select and maintain audiological equipment

Management and Support

Consult and collaborate with teachers and other staff regarding the impact of hearing loss on education and social skills

Provide advocacy regarding hearing loss and its implications

Provide staff in-services regarding students assistive listening devices, FM systems and personal amplification

Provide information/in-services regarding hearing conservation and the effects of hearing loss due to noise

Consult with school health nurses/clerks regarding screening process

Keep abreast of local, state and federal regulations and policies for audiology services for children birth to age two.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applying district, state and federal policies and regulations; operating standard office equipment; performing standard bookkeeping/accounting procedures; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and utilizing pertinent software applications.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: accounting/bookkeeping principles.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities; collate data; and use basic, job-related equipment.   Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with similar types of data; and utilize job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data may require independent interpretation; and problem solving with equipment is limited. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; and working with detailed information.

Responsibility

Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized routines; providing information and/or advising others; utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job’s functions.   There is a continual opportunity to have some impact on the organization’s services.

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands; some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling. And significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 60% sitting, 20% walking and 20% standing.   This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.

Experience:   Preschool screenings and school-age audiological evaluations preferred.

Education:     Doctoral Degree in Audiology or Masters Degree in Communication Disorders.

Equivalency: 

Required Testing:                          Certificates and Licenses:

                                                   American Speech-Language Hearing Association

                                                   Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology

                                                   Arizona Department of Health Services Audiology License

Continuing Educ./ Training:           Clearances:

                                                  AZ Fingerprint Clearance Card

FLSA Status - Exempt



Primary Location: Special Education

Shift Type: .4 FTE

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Applications will be accepted beginning
Monday, October 30, 2017 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

To apply directly to Paradise Valley Unified School District, please click the link below. Another window will open and allow you to apply online.