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Job Description - Certificated
To act as Audiologist for the Santa Barbara County Education Office. Responsibilities include performing hearing evaluations on infant children to young adults; assisting students with hearing-impairments through hearing amplification and auditory skills; and communicating with staff regarding auditory skills, issues and methods.
Directly responsible to a Special Education Coordinator.
1. Perform comprehensive audiological evaluations of infant children to young adults; administer auditory comprehension tests and prepare appropriate evaluations reports, including input to IEP teams.
2. Refer students for additional testing and evaluations, such as audiologic, communication, educational, psycho-social or medical assessments.
3. Serve as a member of staff teams and develop recommendations regarding placement, communication needs, and modification of classroom environment for students with hearing impairments or other auditory ailments.
4. Provide specifications for individual and classroom amplification devices; assure proper fit and function of hearing aids and other listening devices.
5. Analyze classroom noise and acoustics; present recommendations for improving the listening environment and the use of personal, group and classroom amplification and assistive listening devices.
6. Provide in-service training on hearing, hearing impairments, and implications to school personnel, students and parents; provide information and instruction in the areas of speech, reading, listening, communication strategies, the use and care of amplification, and the self-management of hearing needs.
Job Description - Page Two
7. Instruct parents, students and school personnel regarding hearing impairment and prevention; interpret assessment results for other school personnel as requested.
8. Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports regarding student audiological evaluations, dates and results of hearing aid inspections, results and recommendations of auditory accommodation as a result of auditory comprehension tests; submit records and reports to appropriate agencies.
9. Operate a variety of specialized audiometric equipment such as an audiometer, hearing aid analyzer, noise makers, impedance bridge, typanometer, otoscope, hearing aid stethoscope, and typewriter.
10. Drive a vehicle to various County and school district locations to perform a variety of auditory-related duties.
11. Perform related duties as assigned.
1. Possession of a valid California State credential with a specialization in clinical rehabilitative services in audiology, or equivalent.
2. Possession of a valid California Driver’s License if required by the duties of the assignment.
3. Basic sign language skill.
4. Training and/or experience appropriate to fulfill requirements of the position.