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Audiologist

Date Posted:  Nov 10, 2022
Requisition ID:  414105
Location: 

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

 

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.

 

Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.

 

Agency Statement:

About the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH):
The Indiana Department of Health’s mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and safety of all Hoosiers so that they can reach their optimal health regardless of where they live, learn, work, or play.


Salary Statement:

The salary for this position traditionally starts at $62,218, but may be commensurate with education or work experience.

About the Job:

This position acts in the role of Audiologist for the Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education and provides audiological services to children ages birth through school exit. The audiologist in this position develops and provides resources to families and professionals and is a primary point of contact for provision of technical assistance and support throughout the state; frequent day travel is required. The audiologist in this position is expected to possess or obtain a Certificate of Clinic Competence (CCC-A) with the American Speech Language Hearing Association, Indiana First Steps credentialing, and become a provider for the Hearing Aid Assistance Program of Indiana (HAAPI). This position will work as a leader in Indiana along with other State-employed staff members, including Educational Consultants and Early Interventionists, to ensure continuity of care, enhance the likelihood of successful outcomes for children/students who are deaf or hard of hearing, and assurance that programming is aligned with the Center’s Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Provide comprehensive audiological assessments individually and with assistance to identify children with hearing loss or establish stability of hearing loss
  • Select, dispense, and manage appropriate amplification for children ages 0-3 and for children accepted for hearing aid dispensing through the Hearing Aid Assistance Program of Indiana (HAAPI) program
  • Evaluate and monitor auditory function through assessment of auditory skills development and performance with amplification
  • Provide fitting, verification, and monitoring of DM devices and other assistive technology as appropriate
  • Provide educationally relevant audiological assessments to children ages three through school exit
  • Participate on Assessment team for multi-disciplinary assessments of children as needed and work with The Center’s Educational Consultants to provide co-services as needed 
  • Complete written reports of individual and team evaluations for children tested/evaluated, including accurate and clear documentation of correspondence with parents and outside agencies and clear and concise explanation of evaluation results and other knowledge of child that may be incorporated into Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or shared at Case Conference Committee meetings
  • Provide technical assistance to parents, early intervention specialists, and school districts as needed
  • Work collaboratively with Center, Data, and EHDI staff to determine outcome metrics for educational audiology
  • Work with school districts as a primary point of contact for provision of technical assistance and resources and to support students throughout the state by making recommendations related to children’s needs, including appropriate accommodations, related services, and advocacy skill development
  • Facilitate and conduct evaluations of school assistive hearing devices (e.g., DM systems)
  • Conduct classroom assessments related to auditory access (e.g., Functional Listening Assessments (FLEs), classroom acoustics)
  • Participate in Case Conferences (face to face, by telephone, or web conference)
  • Provide professional presentations on an occasional basis
  • Represent The Center at various functions as determined by director or supervisor through collaborative activities, networking and consulting with agencies, early intervention, educational and medical professionals
  • Participate in special projects as assigned by the Director or immediate supervisor
  • Share resources for children who are deaf or hard of hearing with parents, professionals, and agencies throughout Indiana

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirement to be considered for employment:

  • Graduate degree in audiology  
  • Indiana audiology licensure or immediate eligibility for lndiana licensure (Indiana Professional Licensing Agency - Speech Language Pathology & Audiology Board) 
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-A), American Speech Language and Hearing Association 
  • Background and experience with pediatrics and difficult-to-test populations  
  • Strong commitment to child/student-focused services with an emphasis on assisting students, families and schools with outcomes, goals, and objectives that can be part of a child’s Individualized Family Service Plan or student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with parents, early interventionists, schools, and other professionals 
  • Willingness to frequently travel, working on Center’s mobile unit and on-site in schools throughout the state
  • Ability to attend to and synthesize information and express perceptions and recommendations as well as mentor professionals
  • Knowledge of state systems and programs serving children who are deaf and hard of hearing and pertinent federal and state regulations regarding early hearing detection and intervention, early intervention, and deaf education
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and make sound resolutions of problems
  • Ability to anticipate problems that would create barriers to achieving goals and initiate corrective action
  • Ability to listen and synthesize information and express perceptions and recommendations to both parents/guardians and other professionals effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work well with clinical audiologists, in all areas of the state
  • Ability to establish priorities, set deadlines and manage multiple tasks related to audiology caseload, reports, communications and inside and outside meetings and appointments
  • Ability to support all communication choices, adhere to the CDHHE Vision, Mission, and Guiding Principles and the ability to work well with a diverse staff 
  • Strong interest in being part of a team comprised of professionals, parents and deaf and hard of hearing individuals who work together to provide exemplary statewide services and model programming for others to follow                                                     

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

 

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access

     

Equal Employment Opportunity:

 

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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