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State of Washington Class Specification

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AUDIOLOGIST, SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
258H
Category: Education

Definition

Plans and directs the auditory training program at the School for the Deaf.

Typical Work

Develops, coordinates and directs the Auditory Training Program, for the Washington State School for the Deaf; 

Consults with academic personnel, counselors, nurses and other personnel involved in the School for the Deaf programs;  

Evaluates students' hearing problems and determines what available hearing aid equipment will best meet the needs of the student; maintains records and files on all students;  

Prescribes individual hearing aids to students, consults with students and parents in the proper use and care of hearing instruments;  

Evaluates the quality and effectiveness of all aspects of the Audiology Program;  

Conducts in-service workshops for teachers and other staff; 

Recommends to school administration on purchases of auditory training equipment;  

Evaluates and maintains auditory equipment at the school;  

Assists in the preparation of the budget for auditory training program;  

Participates in staff meetings and outside professional organizational conferences; 

Performs other work as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:  use and operation of equipment used in evaluating hearing problems, educational needs, psychology, and problems of the deaf and hard-of-hearing, principals and techniques of speech correction, modern educational principals, and methods applicable to teaching deaf and hard of hearing students.   

Ability to:  establish and maintain cooperative relationships with students, staff and parents; repair and maintain hearing aids, and auditory testing and training equipment; speak and write effectively.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Washington State (OSPI) Certification as an Audiologist.

Class Specification History

New class:  8-15-86
Revises definition and minimum qualifications:  1-13-89
Revises minimum qualifications:  6-9-89
Revised minimum qualifications:  4-12-91
Revised minimum qualifications and title change (formerly Audiologist, School for the Deaf, D, E, and F):  9-10-99
Class code change (formerly 32500):  10-15-99
Re-established: 3-9-01
New class code:  (formerly  32510)  effective July 1, 2007

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