SUMMARY: Under general supervision, is responsible for evaluating and treating the pediatric population with hearing disorders, including infants, toddlers, and school-age children in accordance with professional and Tennessee State Department of Education quality standards. The appointee shall provide services as assigned by the immediate supervisor and Principal of the West Tennessee School for the Deaf in furtherance, of the school’s mission and goals of child and family care, education, outreach, and public service.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: (Other duties will be discussed at the interview)
Conducts pediatric audiological diagnostic evaluations specifically for WTSD students, and also for infants, toddlers, and school-age children in the West Tennessee Region. Test protocol includes, as appropriate, visual reinforcement audiometry, conditioned play audiometry, pure tone and speech audiometry, auditory brainstem response studies, optoacoustic emission testing and middle ear studies.
Audiologically manages the students who attend WTSD and hearing-impaired infants, toddlers, and school-age children in the West Tennessee region, by providing scheduled and requested hearing evaluations, personal amplification programming and follow up to include hearing aids and cochlear implants, school amplification system fitting and management.
Interprets the hearing test data and amplification outcomes and communicates this information clearly to the child’s guardian and, if appropriate, the child.
Demonstrates knowledge of current amplification technologies, fitting practices, and validation procedures and is flexible in applying this knowledge to deliver individualized care to the child as it applies to the home and educational environment.
Under the direction of the immediate supervisor and school Principal, delivers school-based instruction to educational staff working with hearing impaired toddlers and school-age children concerning specific explanation of hearing loss, amplification management and maintenance, and delivery of aural habilitation.
Communicates effectively and clearly and in a timely manner with the child’s hearing health and education team members, to include parents, physicians, speech pathologists, audiologists, educators, and administrators.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: (Other responsibilities will be discussed at the interview)
Demonstrate initiative in identifying opportunities for self-development and enhancement of professional competency through self-study, on the job training, and attending professional meetings.
Demonstrate effective client relations skills, promote a positive work environment and contribute to the department’s overall team effort.
Demonstrate a work ethic that is exemplified by reporting to work on time, dressed appropriately and prepared to deliver services in a timely manner with efficient documentation.
Demonstrate behavior that is consistent with the ASHA and AAA Code of Ethics.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A valid State of Tennessee driver’s license is required when driving on campus whether in a personal car or state vehicle. Applicant must be willing to be fingerprinted and required to have a TBI/FBI background check. In addition, background checks will be conducted through the Tennessee of Registry of Sexual Offences, the Tennessee Registry of Abuses, and the Tennessee Child Protective Services Background Check. Applicants are required to have a Doctoral Level degree in Audiology (AuD), Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology CCC-A, and a license to practice Audiology in the State of Tennessee, issued by the Tennessee Health-related board. Prior experience as a pediatric/educational audiologist is preferred but not required. Applicants must become proficient in sign language at the level established for this position. Training for Sign Language will be provided.
The mission of West Tennessee School for the Deaf is to prepare students to be successful at the next level as they become skilled communicators and to reach their maximum academic potential as measured by state assessments.
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