Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre, Inc., Winnipeg, MB

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Audiology

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Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre, Inc.
Invites qualified candidates to apply for the following position with the Special Education Program:

EDUCATIONAL AUDIOLOGIST

 

Job Description

AUTHORITY

The Educational Audiologist works under the supervisor function of the Manager of Clinical Support Services.

PURPOSE

The Educational Audiologist acts as a member of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and is responsible for providing comprehensive hearing evaluations services to students within First Nations schools.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate as a member of the MFNERC Special Education Clinical Services Team;
  • Working with Nursery- Grade 12 students with chronic conductive, sensorineural and mixed hearing losses from Manitoba First Nations Communities;
  • Perform comprehensive, educationally relevant hearing evaluations, interpret results and implications and make recommendations to enhance communication access and learning;
  • Perform fitting, validation and management of hearing assistance technology;
  • Evaluate and make recommendations for personal hearing instruments, classroom and other hearing assistive technology;
  • Collect and review audiological evaluations for children evaluated in other audiological facilities in Manitoba;
  • Partner with other audiologists and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialists working with students who are from First Nations  Communities;
  • Partner with other service agencies that support early year’s children and students with Cochlear Implants;
  • Provide in-services for educating students and school personnel regarding technology performance and expectations of equipment;
  • Assess classroom acoustics and make recommendations to improve classroom listening environments;
  • Provide training to perform listening checks and basic trouble shooting to maintain proper functioning of personal hearing aids;
  • Manage school screenings, audiometer calibrations and training of staff as needed;
  • Assess auditory processing function and make recommendations to manage Central Auditory Processing (CAP) issues in the classroom;
  • Participate in Individual Educational Plan (IEP) meetings to address audiological and communication access needs and services;
  • Ability to set up an audiological booth with necessary testing equipment and to implement hearing assessments in rural communities with portable equipment;
  • Provide workshops on education of students with hearing loss, auditory processing disorders and appropriate intervention services;
  • Willingness to partner with other audiologists in providing hearing evaluation service to First Nation children.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Clinical Master’s Degree in Audiology from an accredited or approved university;
  • Current registration with the College and Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Manitoba;
  • Membership/eligibility for membership with Speech- Language Audiology Canada. (SAC);
  • Skilled ability in the assessment, identification and treatment of school age children;
  • Experience in Central Auditory Processing (CAP) an asset;
  • Current knowledge of hearing aid software and technology required;
  • Experience working with children is an asset;
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals;
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal culture, teachings and traditions;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license and reliable vehicle;
  • Flexible to travel to First Nations schools throughout Manitoba;
  • Criminal and child abuse record check clearance.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter stating the position applying for, along with (3) professional reference listings (including a most recent employer reference) by 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2017 to:

Human Resources
Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc.
2-1100 Waverley Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 3X9
Email: hr@mfnerc.com
Fax: 204.942.2490

Successful candidates must provide satisfactory criminal and child abuse registry checks. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please visit our website at www.mfnerc.com