Position: Educational Audiologist
Where: Pikes Peak BOCES; Colorado Springs CO
Qualifications: 1. Doctoral Degree (Au D. or Ph. D.) required
2. CDE Provisional or Professional Special Services License in Audiology
Pay Range: Depending on education and experience
Work Year: Part Time /School Calendar
Reports To: Executive Director or designee
Duties and Responsibilities: Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate the following:
- The audiologist is uniquely qualified to perform activities with children as described in the Guidelines for Audiology Services in the Schools (ASHA, 2002) and the Colorado Audiology Standards of Practice (CDE 2004).
- Typical duties should include but not be limited to the following:
- Provide community leadership to ensure that all infants, toddlers, and youth with hearing concerns are promptly identified, evaluated, and provided with appropriate intervention services.
- Serve as a resource to the BOCES and district hearing-screening program for preschool and school-aged children.
- Train audiometric technicians or other appropriate personnel to perform hearing screenings.
- Perform follow-up comprehensive audiological evaluations.
- Perform auditory processing assessments.
- Make appropriate referrals for further audiological, communication, educational, psychosocial, or medical assessment.
- Interpret audiological assessment results to students, parents, and other school personnel.
- Serve as a member of the educational team in the evaluation, planning, and placement process, to make recommendations regarding placement, related service needs, and modification of classroom environments for students with hearing loss or other auditory problems.
- Provide in-service training on hearing and hearing loss prevention as well as hearing loss and potential impact.
- Make recommendations about the use of hearing aids, cochlear implants, group and classroom amplification, and assistive listening devices.
- Ensure the proper fit and functioning of hearing aids, cochlear implants, group and classroom amplification, and assistive listening devices.
- Make custom ear mold impressions (insertion of ear dam into ear canal and insertion and removal of ear impression material from canal).
- Analyze classroom noise and acoustics and make recommendations for improving the listening environment.
- Manage the use and calibration of audiometric equipment.
- Collaborate with the school, parents, teachers, special support personnel, and relevant community agencies and professionals to ensure delivery of appropriate services for students with hearing needs.
- Make recommendations for assistive devices (radio/television, telephone, alerting) for students with hearing loss.
- Provide services, including home programming if appropriate, in the areas of speech reading, auditory training, communication strategies, use and care of amplification, (including cochlear implants), and self-management of hearing needs.
- Maintain appropriate records and documentation according to IDEA and ECEA regulations, and that align with BOCES expectations.
- Adhere to professional standards at national and state level.
- Engage in professional development activities to support licensure and/or professional goals.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Travel to assigned job site(s) requires driving. Employee may be asked to drive to any member or associate member district at any time using personal or BOCES vehicle. Reimbursement in accordance with board policy.
Start Date: ASAP
Closing Date: Open until filled
Download and fill out a certified application (www.ppboces.org) e-mail with resume
Job Type: Part-time
- Relevant: 1 year (Preferred)
- One location
- Multiple locations
- On the road
- Paid time off
- Retirement plan
- Vision insurance
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Flexible schedule