Division of Special Education
Los Angeles County Office of Education
The Educational audiologist shall identify and diagnose audiologic needs of special education students; assess and evaluate the degree of hearing impairment; assist in determining an appropriate educational program; provide liaison with community agencies; monitor condition of equipment; and perform related duties as assigned. The position requires subject matter expertise in audiology, as well as significant, directly related, and progressive experience. General direction is provided by higher-level management. No direct supervision is exercised. Full-time and part-time opportunities are available.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
·Conduct audiologic evaluation of students utilizing a variety of assessment techniques; evaluate and interpret the range and degree of impairment; confer with parents, teachers, and administrators; attend and participate in individualized educational program meetings.
·Provide counseling to parents and students regarding medical and audiologic referrals of interpretation of test results; develop written documentation of student audiologic evaluations and recommendations.
·Prioritize audiologic services; coordinate audiologic evaluations; assist staff in establishing revision of guidelines for service, test procedures; recommend changes in policies or procedures.
·Administer amplification program; instruct and monitor the proper use of amplification devices; conduct electroacoustic analysis of devices; maintain an order of devices.
·Oversee the maintenance of special equipment; calibrate and test equipment; repair, replace, or request service of equipment; maintain inventory of special audiologic equipment and its supplies.
·Schedule appointments for assessment and administration of tests; gather information from parents and files; prepare written reports with recommendations; document and record results.
·Develop and implement the IEP; summarize the handicapping condition; assist in developing and writing appropriate auditory skill objectives; assess auditory comprehension abilities; demonstrate auditory training techniques to students, parents, and teachers.
·Assist in the coordination of annual otologic evaluation for hearing-impaired students.
·Attend conferences, meetings, seminars, workshops, and in-services.
·Consult with teachers, parents, and other agencies in regard to curriculum and auditory training.
·Refer students to appropriate medical facilities, community agencies, hearing-aid dispensers and clinics; maintain a referral guide for parents.
·Perform related duties as assigned.
·Diagnostic techniques, equipment, methods, and theories in assessing and identifying hearing-impaired students.
·Current educational learning theories, techniques, and strategies.
·Operational mechanics of amplification equipment and materials.
·Calibration techniques needed for a variety of specialized equipment.
·Orientation and in-service training methods and techniques.
·Principles, methods, and techniques of conducting needs assessment.
·Service vendors, repair service and evaluation procedures.
·Curriculum and instructional techniques for the hearing-impaired.
·Assess the degree of impairment of students with suspected or confirmed hearing loss and provide interpretation and recommendations.
·Develop and design programs for maximum utilization of amplification equipment.
·Serve as a resource in the development and implementation of programs and educational strategies to meet the needs of hearing-impaired students.
·Establish and maintain effective relationships with parents, students, teachers, and a variety of public and private agencies.
·Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
·Identify and recognize auditory equipment malfunctions
·Develop and design practical and implementable IEP’s.
·Explain and communicate technical data and information to lay people.
·Schedule, plan, and organize time to meet deadlines, goals, and objectives.
·Use manual communication (preferred).
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Any combination of experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Three or more years of significant, directly related, and progressive experience in audiology, preferably in an educational setting.
A Master’s degree in audiology from an institution of higher learning accredited by one of the six regional accreditation associations as recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE
Possess and maintain a valid California Credential, authorizing service in Audiology. Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) assessment experience preferred.
2014-2015 Salary Schedule
Range 14 (a) $75,823 (b) $78,859 (c) $82,005 (d) $85,283 (e) $88,704
Interested, qualified persons are invited to submit an online employment application. Applicants are responsible for submitting a completed electronic employment application, cover letter, resume, copy of credentials and three current letters that are dated and signed within the past 12 months, one (1) of which must be from immediate supervisor. All required documents must be submitted electronically with your application by the deadline date.
Contact Sarah Niemann at Niemann_Sarah@lacoe.edu with any questions about the process.
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