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FACULTY MSD - Audiologist

Recruitment #18-009009-0015

Introduction

Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community that, in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners.  As such, we are looking for dedicated individuals who can join us in the education of the children at MSD.

LOCATION OF POSITION

Applicants must be willing to work at both the Frederick and Columbia Campuses.

MSD, Frederick Campus, 101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21705

MSD, Columbia Campus, 8169 Old Montgomery Road, Columbia, MD 21044

Main Purpose of Job

This is a 10.5 month position.

This position serves to provide audiology services to students on the Columbia and Frederick campuses, ages birth to 21. Audiology services include diagnostic assessments, functional listening evaluations, and amplification fitting and maintenance (including hearing aids, cochlear implants, and osseointegrated devices). The campus audiologist serves as an IEP/IFSP team member and supports classroom staff, specialists, and families through consult and training services. The audiologist will also provide service to infants born in Maryland who are referred for hearing screening follow up (ABR & OAE).

POSITION DUTIES

Assesses hearing status using standard, conditioned play, or visual reinforcement audiometry, as appropriate;

Evaluates auditory milestone development and word recognition skills for a variety of functional listening levels;

Orders, fits and verifies amplification devices and earmolds from a variety of manufacturers;

Prepares and maintains necessary records and reports on student services and progress;

Participates in team and community meetings;

Serves as an IEP team member, determines present levels of performance and functional levels;

Uses developmentally appropriate activities, and a variety of strategies and approaches to maximize student participation in audiologic assessments;

Communicates with IEP team members regarding a student’s hearing status and amplification use;

Consults with outside agency audiologists regarding student audiology services;

Conducts and participates in seminars, in-service and professional training programs;

May collaborate with the Early Childhood team in order to provide family based services, such as home visits and/or attending parent support groups.

Supports the Bilingual Education concepts throughout the School;

Supports classroom staff with device troubleshooting and consults as to how students would benefit from auditory learning experiences during the educational day.

Applicants must have:

Knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of pediatric audiology;

Knowledge of the operation and care of equipment used in the practice of audiology;

Ability to perform diagnostic audiology and auditory skill evaluations and treatment;

Ability to recognize changes in patients and to revise their treatment program as indicated;

Ability to prepare and deliver reports.

Assessments should be conducted with the unique Deaf/Hard of Hearing (D/HOH) population in mind. Considerations of hearing levels and language use are essential to meeting the needs of this population. Knowledge and experience conducting Infant threshold search ABR and diagnostic OAE assessments.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Three years of clinical experience in pediatric audiology;  Must have basic level of sign language and be willing to improve American Sign Language skills to achieve fluency.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

A Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology is preferred, but not required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense.  (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560-568.)

Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation with their application.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applications will be prescreened before candidates are invited to an interview.  As an equal opportunity employer, MSD is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If online access is not available or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time.  Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.  Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time.  A copy of your college transcripts must accompany your application.  The preferred method to receive transcripts and additional information is for them to be uploaded.  Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following:

Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044

E-mail: emily.hicks@msd.edu

Phone: 410-696-3031, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Fax: 410-696-3084

Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.  We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.