Audiologist

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Start Date
08/11/2022
Valid Through
05/19/2022
Position Areas
Specialists

Description

Please note that this posting closes at 3:00 pm on the date listed above.

Granite School District
 

Job Title Audiologist (Communication Disorders)
Department/Location Special Education - Health Related Services
Supervisor Associate Director of Health Related Services
Salary Schedule Teacher Salary Schedule
Lane Placement A-G (based on qualifications)
Contract Length 9 months (190 days)
FTE 1.0
FLSA Classification Exempt
Special Designations none

If you have questions regarding this position please contact Robyn Roper at (385)646-4586 or email rroper@graniteschools.org
 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily, with or without reasonable accommodations.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, training, education, responsibilities, abilities; the machines, tools and equipment used; background; and any licenses or certifications required.  Regular attendance and timeliness is an essential job function to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Job Summary:

The Audiologist is responsible for supporting students with hearing loss in an educational setting by evaluating the student’s hearing, listening, and auditory processing deficits that can affect their academic success, communication abilities and psychosocial well-being. The Audiologist also educates teachers, parents and students on management of hearing loss.

Essential Functions:


- Participate as a member of the multidisciplinary professional team for the purpose of meeting the hearing needs of district students.
- Provide diagnostic services to evaluate hearing and auditory processing and identify the need for amplification and hearing assistive technology to support students in their education environments.
- Provide educationally relevant interpretation of audiologic findings and make recommendations for interpreters/translators.
- Designs and implements the district hearing screening program for district students.
- Maintains a recordkeeping system for student hearing screening results, treatment records, eligibility and placement.
- Participates in the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) to develop educational recommendations, including communication accommodations and assistance with transition planning.
- Participates in the development and implementation of goals for auditory skill development.
- Provides counseling to parents and students regarding audiologic findings, hearing loss impact and amplification benefit.
- Provides direct intervention services in audiologic rehabilitation in collaboration with the Speech-Language Pathologist and classroom teacher as recommended.
- Collaborates with colleagues and parents in order to share information and expertise to plan and implement effective student programs.
- Collaborates and consults with district personnel regarding students who demonstrate auditory-based communication difficulties.
- Collaborates and consults with community Audiologists and Physicians regarding the audiologic and educational management of students with hearing loss.
- Provides consultation concerning the selection, purchase, installation, maintenance, calibration checking and utilization of audiologic equipment. 
- Provides training about hearing, hearing loss, and other auditory disorders for school personnel, students and parents to facilitate a better understanding of the impact of auditory impairments on language, learning, literacy and social development. 
- Provides consultation and training to parents, students, and school and district personnel regarding hearing health care including topics such as room acoustics and hearing conservation.
- Provides basic equipment calibration and maintenance services.

Non-Essential Functions:


- Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills:


- Demonstrated competency in working effectively with school staff, students and patrons.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and public relations ability.
- Ability to communicate in a respectful and assertive manner.
- Ability and understanding of the use of a personal computer and appropriate software.
- Ability to work effectively with others in circumstances that may include some stress.
- Must have basic clerical skills.
- Ability to follow instructions of supervisor or designee.
- Ability to maintain positive relations with students, staff and patrons.
- Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with students, staff and patrons.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding work with students, staff and patrons.

Required Education and Qualifications:
 
- Requires a Utah State Board of Education (USBE) cleared criminal background check.
- Requires one of the following:

- a valid Professional Educator License issued by the Utah State Board of Education with an Audiology License Area of Concentration;
- a valid license issued by the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing as an Audiologist;
- an equivalent license in another state; or
- verification of enrollment or completion of an accredited Masters of Social Work program prior to the date of hire that will result in one of the licenses listed above.

New program graduates who have not yet received their license may upload a conferral letter from their university program in lieu of their license.  This letter must include the anticipated date of graduation and the specific areas in which the applicant will be licensed.

Required Prior Experience:


- Not applicable

Assigned Decision Making:


- Prioritizes own work and the work of the Audiologist Technician.
- Makes recommendations for assistive technology or support services for students based on the interpretation of diagnostic information.

Non-supervisory Interaction:


- Interacts with students, teachers, counselors, secretaries, Administrators and other school personnel.

Supervisory Responsibility:


- Directs, schedules and may supervise the work assignment of the Audiologist Technician.

Budget Responsibility:


- Not applicable.

Working Environment:


- The working conditions are usually indoors in an office or classroom setting, with little exposure to hot or cold temperatures or heights.
- Frequent driving in a personal vehicle and may visit multiple locations during the day.

Physical Demands:
This list of essential and marginal functions and of physical requirements is not exhaustive and may be supplemented in accordance with the requirements of the job.


- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and/or hear.
- The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, and crouch.
- The employee is occasionally required to use hands to handle or feel objects and must occasionally climb or balance.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
- The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Posted By

Granite School District

2500 South State Street , Salt Lake City, UT 84115
 

At the following locations

SPECIAL EDUCATION - RELATED SERVICES

2500 SOUTH STATE STREET , SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84115