Audiologist
Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority
Sioux Lookout, ON
Posted
1 year ago
Start Date
June 17, 2022
Duration
Permanent
Compensation
The salary for this position is $71,442 – $91,949.
Experience Level
Entry Level - Experienced positions available
Profession
Clinician
Specialties
Audiology
Employment Type
Full-time
The Audiologist plans, develops, organizes, delivers and evaluates audiology services on an outpatient and community level for children in Northwestern Ontario. The position requires good communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively with other agencies, solid work ethics, and the ability to work as a team member.

The Audiologist is directly accountable to the Director of Developmental Services.

The salary for this position is $71,442 – $91,949.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master’s or doctorate degree (Au.D.) in Communication Disorders with a specialization in Audiology
  • Member in good standing with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario
  • Assistive Devices Program (ADP) Authorizer and dispenser
  • Extensive experience working with pediatrics as well as those with Autism, FASD and developmental disabilities
  • Experience fitting and dispensing FM systems and hearing aids
  • Understanding of Otoacoustic Emission testing and ability to administer and interpret test results
  • Ability to conduct Auditory Processing Assessments using a variety of auditory processing test batteries.
  • Excellent counselling skills
  • Experience working with an interdisciplinary team
  • Current valid Driver’s License
  • Understanding of the Indigenous culture, First Nation communities and language is a definite asset
  • Current clear Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector screen is required
  • As per policy, applicants should note that COVID 19 immunizations is a condition of employment within SLFNHA.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Work with First Nation Communities and leadership to develop capacity to facilitate the delivery of services.
  • Participates and supports the design, development and implementation of a Tele-audiology program
  • Assess the audiological needs of the children and communities and implement appropriate strategies to address these needs taking into consideration the geographical challenges of the communities and cultural diversity
  • Select and perform appropriate test measures in the pediatric population, including behavioural observation audiometry, visual reinforcement audiometry and conditioned play audiometry
  • Counsel clients and their families on ways to listen and communicate
  • Set up hearing clinics and establish test protocols, hearing aid fitting and dispensing guidelines
  • Understanding of Auditory training and rehabilitation programs and implement these programs at the community level
  • Supervise and train students, communication disorder assistants, audiometric technicians and hearing aid dispensers
  • Maintain contact with manufacturers and suppliers of amplification devices and audiology equipment to ensure equipment is up to date and calibrated and that the devices recommended utilize the most current technology

WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Must be willing and able to travel (northern, rural and urban areas)
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours
  • Overtime as required.
Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority
Head Office Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority, Queen Street, Sioux Lookout, ON, Canada
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The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) serves 33 First Nation communities in the Sioux Lookout region in Ontario, Canada. Mandated by the leadership in these communities, our organization is dedicated to strengthening First Nations by contributing in unique ways to a strong health system for the Anishinabe.

 The health system has many partners with varying degrees of responsibility: 
  1. First Nations 
  2. Tribal Councils
  3. Government of Canada – Treaty responsibilities 
  4. Other health organizations (e.g. Nishnawbe Aski Nation, etc.)

Our Vision
Resilient and healthy Nations supported on their path to wellness.

Our Mission
Transforming the health of Anishinabe people across Keewaytinook by providing community-led services and a strong voice for their community health needs.

Our Values
We value respect, relationships, culture, equality, and fairness. We work to protect the Anishinabe teachings of love, courage, respect, wisdom, truth, honesty, and humility.

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Sioux Lookout, ON
Location Ontario
Sioux Lookout is a town in Northwestern Ontario, Canada and know as the "Hub of the North".

Located approximately 350 km (220 mi) northwest of Thunder Bay, it has a population of 5,272 people and its boundaries cover an area of 536 km2  of which 157 km2 (61 sq mi) is lake and wetlands.

Learn more about what makes Sioux Lookout a great place to live and work!
https://www.siouxlookout.ca/en/explore-the-hub/explore-the-hub.aspx
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Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority Head Office
Address Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority, Queen Street, Sioux Lookout, ON, Canada
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