Audiology Assistant

We are
Manitoba Possible. We believe an inclusive and accessible society is possible. That is why we work together to eliminate barriers to full and equal participation. Manitoba Possible provides programs and services throughout the province. The way we do that is by working collaboratively, diversifying in every way possible, and innovating at every level.

You are
An Audiology Assistant. The Audiology Assistant performs direct and indirect client care and non-client care activities that are delegated and supervised by the Audiologist. The Audiology Assistant reports directly to the Manager, Provincial Outreach Therapy for Children-Jordan’s Principle. And will consistently work to support Manitoba Possible’s Vision for an inclusive and accessible society and Mission to work together to eliminate barriers to full and equal participation.

The position is based out of SSCY Centre in Winnipeg and provides audiological services to children and youth both at SSCY Centre and in First Nations communities.

Your Role

• Performs direct and indirect client care and non-client care activities that are delegated and supervised by the Audiologist responsible for the care of clients.
• Participates as a member of the Jordan’s Principle team and be responsible for performing audiological services as directed by the audiologist.

• As part of the Jordan’s Principle team, the Audiology Assistant will consult with families and other team members and will demonstrate culturally safe practices.

• The Audiology Assistant will also be responsible for the day administration functions required by the Audiology department.
• Schedules appointments with families and makes necessary travel arrangements.
• Assists the Audiologist during hearing evaluations of children and youth who may be difficult to test children using behavior management and conditioning techniques by following the direction of the Audiologist.
• Monitors and troubleshoots the functioning of screening and audiology equipment by performing listening checks, replacing batteries, cleaning/disinfecting units; performing minor maintenance and making arrangements for repairs including ongoing calibration.
• Administers computerized hearing screenings to clients and ensures that the well-being of clients is observed during the test procedure.
• Prepares clients for testing by the Audiologist.
• Conducts hearing screening for clients, as well as re-screening when required.
• Schedules clients for follow up appointments and refers to the appropriate location for diagnostic hearing assessments per established protocols; promotes compliance with follow up as per established protocols.
• Participates in program meetings and maintains current knowledge of screening issues by reviewing screener training manual and attending related in-service training courses.
• Maintains confidentiality of client and staff information.
• Understands and adheres to the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Manitoba (CASLPM 2015) Guidelines for the Use of Support Personnel in Audiology) and Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Supportive Personnel Guidelines Working with Audiologists (2004).
• Adheres to all safety and health regulations and safe work practices.
• Maintains knowledge of emergency procedures and acts on them as needed.
• Performs administrative support duties as requested, including inputting data into computer programs, compiling information as needed.
• Distribute patient materials including information brochures and correspondence to families.
• Maintains supply and equipment inventories, identifies requirements, prepares order requisitions and maintains related records.
• May be required to perform other duties as assigned that fall within the scope of the position.

What You Know
• Completion of Rehabilitation Assistant Program or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Basic computer skills and Medical Terminology required.
• Previous experience working with infants/children in a health care setting preferred.
• Experience working with communication disorders and deaf and hard of hearing people would be an asset.
• Strong English oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills.
• Accurate word processing; computer skills including Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel), etc.
• Excellent organization skills.
• Ability to work independently.
• Ability to travel to provide audiological services in Manitoba.
• May be required to work extended hours.
• Valid driver’s license and access to/use of a vehicle.
• Able to lift up to 50 lbs.

We encourage candidates with disabilities and lived experience to apply as well as candidates from diverse backgrounds. Accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the selection process. We appreciate all who apply, however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Location:

1857 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, MB

Job type: Full-time

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Contact Information

Jenny Rodriguez
Phone: 2049753023

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