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Regional Educational Audiologist Posting!

Southwest Collaborative Support Services (SWCSS) is a collaborative partnership supporting children/youth and families.  Partners worked together under the previous RCSD framework since 2013 and launched SWCSS in August of 2020 to continue to support the needs of students across the region.  Further information about SWCSS can be found on our website.

As an educational audiologist, you will facilitate listening, learning and communication access via specialized assessments; monitor personal hearing instruments; recommend, fit and manage hearing assistance technology; provide and recommend support services and resources; and advocate on behalf of the students. You will use your expertise to inform ongoing quality improvement, service integration, and program development.

Reference: Discipline FTE: Base location and service area:
2021-11 Educational Audiologist up to 0.5 Lethbridge Office – serving students within Holy Spirit, Horizon, Independent, Lethbridge, Livingstone Range, Palliser, and Westwind schools.

 

As an ideal candidate for the team, you are energetic and enjoy working with students from Early Learning through to Grade 12. You will work collaboratively to provide evidence for needed services and technology, emphasize access skills and supports, and team with other school professions to work most effectively to facilitate student learning. This position will appeal to those who are comfortable with change, enjoy a challenge, and seek opportunities for creativity.

About the opportunity

  • Initial 3-year contract (August 25, 2021 to June 30, 2024) with the possibility of extension.
  • Work schedule will follow the school calendar with Christmas, Easter and summer break observed and is based on a 35 hours work week
  • Regional team members will be provided with laptop, cell phone and a small supply budget
  • Service will be provided by a combination of in-person and virtual delivery.  Travel costs will be reimbursed based on SWCSS approved rates
  • Specific service priorities will be determined by school division partners funding the services.  Service priorities are likely to be focused at the top tiers of intervention.

Required qualifications:

  • Registered Audiologist in the province of Alberta with good standing or a candidate for licensure
  • previous dispensing or fitting experience is an asset
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Experience working with a school age population
  • Class 5 driver’s license and reliable vehicle

In order to ensure and maintain a safe and secure working and learning environment, applicants who are offered employment must provide:

  • A police information check; including Vulnerable Sector Check from Police Services or an RCMP detachment that does not have any charges or convictions.
  • A satisfactory Intervention Record Check from Alberta Children’s Services.

Salary / Benefits

  • 0 FTE annual salary ranges between $86,500 – $95,700 depending on experience. Salary is based on 10 months of work paid over 12 months.
  • ASEBP benefits are available for positions more than 0.5 FTE
  • LAPP pension is available for positions more than 0.8 FTE

Application process: please provide the following, in a single PDF document 

  • Cover letter addressed to Jodi Smith, Collaborative Services Coordinator and include the competition number of interest in the subject line
  • Resume summarizing training and experience;
  • Minimum of three professional references including your current supervisor
  • E-mail pdf application to jodi@swcss.ca

The successful applicant must be registered or be eligible to be registered with the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA).

If you have any questions, please contact Jodi Smith jodi@swcss.ca

We thank all those who apply, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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