Under general direction of the Director, Center for Childhood Deafness and the Associate Director of Clinical Services, performs professional work of considerable difficulty as the lead teacher of the early education programs and as a member of the multidisciplinary team with particular responsibilities for coordinating early education services and providing evaluation and intervention services for BTNRH patients and students in parent-infant and preschool services.
Coordinates the parent-infant and preschool programs in the Lied Learning and Technology Center in areas related to program development, supervision, and communication with community agencies.
Collaborates with the Associate Director establishes model early education programs and supervises preschool teachers and para-professionals serving the programs and collaborates with associate parent-infant providers.
Collaborates with the Associate Director schedules, monitors and evaluates professional and support staff. Implements strategies for staff development.
Participates in the budgetary planning and performs other administrative functions necessary for the orderly development and implementation of early education programs.
Oversees preschool and parent-infant evaluations, IEP process, and students' academic monitoring.
Provides evaluations of auditory, communication, developmental, academic and pre-academic skills for infants and children and with hearing loss and communication disorders.
Oversees and designs intervention services in the areas of speech, language and voice for infants and children with communication disorders.
Provides communication services to infants and children with communication disorders.
Designs assessment and monitoring protocols for sensory aids such as hearing aids, cochlear implants and/or FM systems; consults with other staff members and provides training on the use of these sensory aids in intervention and education. Evaluates effectiveness of assessment protocols.
Communicates with staff and agencies in an expedient manner. Consults principals, teachers and other staff, including: officers from other agencies and medical practioners.
Prepares and maintains reports/records on patients/students.
Participates in conferences and school functions with families and educational staff.
Develops education and training programs.
Participates in and conducts seminars, in-service training and hospital sponsored workshops for various groups.
Provides information and referral service on education and training opportunities.
Serves as a mentor for graduate students and clinical fellows in the area of assessment and intervention with children with hearing loss.
Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential functions and duties required for this position. However, other duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a supervisor in order to meet the needs of the organization.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Ability to apply knowledge in the area of normal speech and language development and speech language disorders.
Ability to apply knowledge in the area of development, hearing disorders, amplification and sensory aid systems.
Ability to apply knowledge to family systems.
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding of communication disorders of children with hearing loss.
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding of a variety of approaches to assessment and intervention with infants and children with communication disorders.
Ability to apply current leadership principles and practices.
Ability to establish and maintain an environment that encourages teamwork, interdependence, communication and ethical actions.
Ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing.
Ability to communicate in sign language proficiently.
Ability to serve as a professional advocate for children with hearing loss at BTNRH.
Ability to use equipment such as sensory aids, video camcorders and players, audio tape decks, and personal computers.
Ability to function independently as a professional with general supervision.
Provides patient care and education according to the patient population served.
Masters in science or Masters in art degree in Deaf Education, Speech/Language Pathology or Audiology, or related field
At least three (3) years' experience in the area of evaluation and/or interventions with patients with communication disorders/hearing loss, preferred
Knowledge of psycholinguistics, speech, language and auditory development assessment and intervention techniques for persons with communication disorders, family systems, and development along the life span
Must have or be eligible for appropriate state licensing or must hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech/Language Hearing Association or its equivalent. Incumbent must be able to supervise professional and para-professional staff and to interact effectively with staff members of related centers
About Boys Town:
Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.
Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.
Date Posted: July 15, 2020
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About Boys Town National Research Hospital
Since the opening of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, the hospital has been internationally recognized as a leader in clinical and research programs focusing on childhood deafness, visual impairment and related communication disorders. We have developed national medical programs that are now instituted in hospitals and clinics across the country.
Today, the hospital offers a broad range of clinical services, including ear, nose and throat services at the Boys Town Ear, Nose and Throat Institute, general pediatric care with Boys Town Pediatrics, and orthopaedic, internal medicine, pediatric gastroenterology, allergy, asthma, pediatric pulmonology, behavioral health, audiological and ophthalmologic care.
The hospital has expanded to offer surgical and clinical services at two Omaha locations: 555 North 30th Street in Omaha and 14000 Hospital Road on the campus of Boys Town, Nebraska.
Boys Town National Research Hospital has assembled national leaders in research who are making important contributions in the areas of genetics, hearing, language, vision and speech disorders. Applying these findings with new technologies, distance learning and the exploration of ne...w research frontiers, the opportunities for new medical diagnoses, evaluation and treatment discoveries are endless.
Accredited by The Joint Commission, Boys Town National Research Hospital is dedicated to providing leading edge clinical care, pioneering translational research and improving the lives of children and their families through applied technology and educational outreach programs. The hospital annually serves more than 40,000 children and families from across the United States.