Pediatric Audiologist: Job Description

The nonprofit Tucker Maxon School is seeking a full-time (or close to fulltime) Pediatric Audiologist to start on August 28. We are looking for a skilled and professional individual to be part of our team. The Audiologist will work with approximately 40 children who are deaf or hard of hearing daily for about 10 months per year and have most of the summer off! The Audiologist will also work with alumni, and the sometimes the public with clients up to age 26. This position is Exempt and reports to the Principal.

Tucker Maxon has been on the list of the Top 100 Nonprofits to work for three years in a row. This is your opportunity to become part of an amazing and dedicated team of individuals. Our independent school currently has 105 students and 32 dedicated staff at this time. Our mission is to teach deaf and hearing children to listen, talk, learn, and achieve excellence together. Our highest values are conversation, confidence, creativity, and community. Our goal is to help children reach their full potential in school, and in life.

Qualifications

  • AuD in Audiology, with emphasis in Pediatric Audiology
  • Audiologist License, State of Orego.
  • Experience programming cochlear implants with the pediatric population.
  • Experience working in an educational setting preferred
  • Credentialed to bill most major health insurance companies (or will be within first year)
  • High standards of professional competence (continuing education, code of ethics)

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide a high standard of audiological service that includes the following: audiological assessment on a regular basis, daily listening checks, and daily check of amplification and cochlear implant devices
  • Work with outsourced billing service to bill health insurance companies for clinical services.
  • Collaborate with team to write annual IFSP/IEP goals and document progress toward goals for each student 3-4 times per year
  • Attend IFSP/IEP meetings and discuss results of assessment, progress, and future goals with families
  • Evaluate a student’s need for and benefit from technology at least one time per year.
  • Provide training opportunities on new technology for staff, students, and families as part of the school’s commitment to best practices
  • Provide access to appropriate equipment to troubleshoot and maintain various amplification/cochlear implant devices used by the students to ensure access to the full curriculum at all times
  • Communicate effectively with related professionals, families and school staff (cochlear implant team, child’s managing audiologist, mainstream school placement) to ensure best outcomes for children
  • Co-manage data entry and analysis related to the national Listening and Spoken Language Data Repository (LSL-DR)
  • Report screening, evaluation, and Early Intervention (EI) enrollment information to the Oregon EHDI program
  • Demonstrate unconditional respect for children and their well-being without regard to race, religion, socioeconomic, gender and physical limitations in policies, actions and interactions
  • Honor every family’s right to privacy and confidentiality in all communications and record keeping, and respect authorized parents/family’s right to access their child’s records
  • Participate in all required staff meetings, in-service sessions, conferences, and special events
  • Assist and guide public school agencies and medical specialists in planning, evaluation, and treatment
  • Screen hearing of all students annually
  • Submit a brief monthly report to the Executive Director to include in a summary report to the Board

Characteristics

  • Positive, can do attitude
  • Demonstrates warmth, interest, and respect for all students
  • Strong language model
  • Professional, confidential, and discrete
  • Sense of humor

Physical Requirements

  • Standing, walking, sitting, talking/listening, reaching with hands and arms
  • Lifting up to 40 pounds
  • Drive to Portland area meetings/events

Compensation

DOE, plus excellent benefits including health, dental, short and long-term disability, retirement and life insurance. The typical day is approximately 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with some flexibility.

Please email a cover letter (not just an email message) about yourself and a resume as a Word or PDF file attachment(s) with YOUR last name in the title of the attachment(s) to hr@tuckermaxon.org by Thursday, August 1 at 5 PM. Please use the subject line “Pediatric Audiologist.”  Candidates are encouraged to apply sooner as interviews will begin before the deadline. Tucker Maxon School is an equal opportunity employer.

Tucker Maxon School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, or other legally protected status. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

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