Audiology Job Posting

THIS IS A CONTRACTED POSITION

Status of Contractor
The Contractor shall be an independent Contractor to the UnBOCES in the provision of the Services pursuant to this Contract. No employer-employee relationship shall be established hereby, expressly or by implication. The UnBOCES and the Contractor shall not combine their operations in any way, but shall maintain their operations as separate and distinct entities. The Contractor shall not be entitled to any fringe benefits or other benefits of the UnBOCES beyond those specified herein.

Compensation
The UnBOCES shall pay the Contractor for the Services at the rate of $50.00 per hour, for 35 days over the 18-19 school year. Mileage is reimbursed at .52 a mile. Drive time is not paid.

Taxes and Benefits 
The Contractor is and shall be solely liable for any federal and state income and withholding taxes, unemployment taxes, FICA taxes, and workers’ compensation payment and premiums applicable to the Services provided under this Contract.

Professional Insurance
The Contractor shall maintain, at all times during the term of this Contract and at no cost to the UnBOCES, a professional liability insurance policy in full force and effect, with coverage of at least one million dollars per claim and three million dollars per occurrence, in an insurance company in good standing and authorized to do business by the State of Colorado, which insurance policy insures the Contractor against any act, error or omission for which the Contractor may be liable as a result of the provision of Services under this Contract. Such insurance policy shall name the UnBOCES as an additional insured.

Qualifications
Hold a Master’s Degree or EDS is School Audiology and a current Colorado Department of Education Special Services License, or be able to obtain one. Have a reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license.

Responsibilities
Provides services to emphasize the educational components that are necessary for planning and providing services to children and youth with hearing loss/ auditory processing deficits.

These Standards of Practice for school-based Audiology services are intended to provide audiologists who are employed by schools in Colorado a guide for the delivery of appropriate Audiology services as defined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Section 34 CFR 300.13 (b), and 300,303 and the Colorado Exceptional Children’s Education Act. These standards are specifically designed to insure that Audiology services emphasize the educational components that are necessary for planning and providing services to children and youth with hearing loss. Comprehensive educational Audiology services include the following activities that are identified in the document, Guidelines for Audiology Services in the Schools (ASHA, 1993):

  • Provide community leadership to ensure that all infants, toddlers, and youth with impaired hearing are promptly identified, evaluated, and provided with appropriate intervention services.
  • Collaborate with community resources to develop procedures for newborn screening and follow up.
  • Coordinate hearing screening programs for preschool and school-aged children.
  • Train audiometric technicians or other appropriate personnel to screen for hearing loss.
  • Perform comprehensive, educationally relevant, hearing evaluations.
  • Assess central auditory function for students referred through district referral providers.
  • Make appropriate medical, educational, and community referrals.
  • Interpret audiological assessment results to other school personnel.
  • Assist in program placement as a member of the educational team to make specific recommendations for auditory and communication needs.
  • Provide in-service training on hearing and hearing impairments and their implications to school personnel, children, and parents.
  • Educate about noise exposure and hearing loss prevention.
  • 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 and other auditory devices.
  • Analyze classroom noise and acoustics and make recommendations for improving the listening environment.
  • Manage the use and calibration of audiometric equipment and make recommendations for assistive devices (radio/television, telephone, alerting, convenience) for students with hearing impairments.
  • Collaborate with the school, parents, teachers, special support personnel, and relevant community agencies and professionals to ensure delivery of appropriate services.
  • Provide services, including home programming if appropriate, in the areas of speech reading, listening, communication strategies, use and care of amplification, including cochlear implants, and self-management of hearing needs.
  • Participate in Child Find events
  • Reports to the executive director

To Apply Please submit the following information to Zoe Denison, UnBOCES Administrative Assistant

Send to: zdenison@ridgway.k12.co.us

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume including 3 references
  3. Copy of current Colorado Department of Education Special Services License
  4. University Transcripts, including the type of degree conferred, and date that degree was conferred.
  5. Any other information that you feel is pertinent for us to consider you as a qualified candidate

For questions please contact Zoe Denison at 970-626-2977

The UnBOCES does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

The UnBOCES is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.