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 the child and family care, education, outreach, and public service.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Description)
Conducts pediatric audiological diagnostic evaluations specifically for infants, toddlers, and school-age children in the West Tennessee Region, and also for WTSD students. Test protocol includes, as appropriate, visual reinforcement audiometry, conditioned play audiometry, pure tone, and speech audiometry, auditory brainstem response studies, otoacoustic emission testing, and middle ear studies.
Audiologically manages the students who attend WTSD, and hard of hearing 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 the specific explanation of hearing loss, amplification management and maintenance, and delivery of aural habilitation.
Knowledge of Job:
Ability to communicate effectively and clearly in a timely manner with the child’s hearing health and education team members, to include parents, physicians, speech pathologists, audiologists, educators, and administrators.
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.
Qualifications and Requirements:
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 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 will be provided.
Benefits: Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement pension, 401(k) match, employee assistance program, personal and sick leave (PTO) and more.
How To Apply: Please e-mail an application and contact information for three professional references to Carrie Crittendon, firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Carrie Crittendon at 100 Berryhill Drive, Jackson, TN 38301
The applicant selected for this position must complete full background checks including fingerprinting. Background checks will be completed through TBI, FBI, DCS, TN Registry of Sexual Offenders, and TN Registry of Abuse.
Pursuant to the State of Tennessee's policy of non-discrimination, the Tennessee School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military services in its policies, or in the admission of, access to, treatment, or employment in its programs, services, or activities.
Internal Number: a426
About West Tennessee School for the Deaf
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.