Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre of BC (the Centre) is celebrating half a century of teaching hundreds of deaf and hard of hearing children to listen and speak, and to fully participate in the hearing world.
In 1963, a group of parents, along with Hilda Gregory C.M., O.B.C, a gifted and dedicated educator of the deaf, founded the Vancouver Oral Centre for Deaf Children (VOC). Today known as the Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC, we are the first and still the only independent school in Western Canada to offer listening and spoken language education.
Listening and spoken language education is based on the assumption that children learn to speak because they hear. In 1963, before sophisticated hearing technology was available, Hilda Gregory was one of a handful of deaf educators who believed that even children with profound hearing losses, wearing hearing aids, had enough residual hearing that they could learn to listen and talk. The model of small classes and individual sessions that was the cornerstone of the children’s success at VOC is the one we still use today. We provide our children with the listening and spoken language skills, education and confidence to pursue their dreams to the highest level.
In 1997, Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC was recognized as one of the outstanding programs in North America by the Alexander Graham Bell Association in Washington, D.C.
Children's Hearing and Speech Centre of BC is looking to hire a clinical/educational audiologist who will provide a full range of audiological services to children enrolled at the Centre. The candidate will have experience working with babies and families, as well as children through Grade 12. Experience with cochlear implants and FM systems a must. The candidate will collaborate with parents and teaching professionals, and will work with hearing device companies, medical providers (BC Children’s Hospital Cochlear Implant Team, ENTs and community audiologists), BC Early Hearing Program and the Provincial Resource Program – Auditory Outreach .
The Centre follows a school calendar. The full-time position is from September –June.
Job Responsibilities & Duties
- Conduct a full range of audiologic evaluations
- Troubleshoot and advise parents and staff regarding cochlear implants; collaborate with BC Children’s Hospital Cochlear Implant Team on behalf of each student using CIs
- Test, troubleshoot and maintain hearing aids and FMs
- Make earmold impressions
- Provide audiological opinions
- Liaise with external colleagues such as ENTs, BCCH Cochlear Implant Team
- Meet with parents and/or guardians to assist in training in the use of hearing devices, including hearing aids, cochlear implants and FM systems
- Meet with colleagues to advise on hearing related issues of enrolled students during case conferences
- Monitor the Centre's audiology equipment for correct calibration and other repairs and ensuring repairs are carried out
- Monitor audiological supplies to ensure appropriate supplies are on hand
- Participate in professional development to maintain skills and standards
- Maintain professional credentials
- Advise on purchases of audiology equipment
- Counsel families
- Provide professional development opportunities to teaching staff
- Maintain classroom FM and soundfield systems
- Work with PRP to ensure FM systems are available to school age students that our itinerant teachers see in Independent schools
- Ensure that FM systems are in working order and sent for repair when needed
- Create and update student records at the Centre
- Remain up to date on new technology
- Master's Degree in Audiology required
- Minimum 3 years relevant experience working with children
- Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing
- Well-developed clinical skills and demonstrated thoroughness, attention to detail and accuracy
- Ability to work with a target population birth to 19 years of age and engage their co-operation
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Janet Weil, Executive Director/Principal
Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre of BC
3575 Kaslo Street
Vancouver, BC V5M 3H4
Fax (604) 437-0260
While we thank all applicants, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.