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Technician Infant Hearing

Aug 24, 2017
Toronto, Ontario
Entry Level, Early Career
Job ID # 2281271 X
Division Public Health
Section Child Health and Development
Work Location 225 DUNCAN MILL RD
Job Stream Health
Job Type Part-time, Part-Time
Salary/Rate $30.49 - $33.42 / Hour
Hours of Work (bi-weekly) 70.00
Shift Information 12-15 hours per week (Saturdays & Sundays)
Affiliation L79 Unit B PT
Number of Positions Open 1
Posting Date 10-Aug-2017
Closing Date 24-Aug-2017


Job Description

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as Technician Infant Hearing within Toronto Public Health.  

NOTE TO CURRENT CITY OF TORONTO LOCAL 79 PART-TIME EMPLOYEES:  If you are a current City of Toronto Local 79 part-time employee, you must indicate that you are a "Current Part-time employee" in the "Custom Information" section of your on-line application form, and provide your "Employee Number" in order to be considered for this job opportunity.

Major Responsibilities:  

Early Abilities provides universal infant hearing screening, diagnostic audiology services, communication intervention options for children and counselling and support for families of children who are identified as deaf or hard of hearing. The Infant Hearing Technician will plan and implement hospital and community based screening services and conduct client monitoring and follow up.

  • Works with the Manager and Supervisor to implement hospital and community hearing screening.
  • Works closely with hospital staff in coordinating and implementing hospital based screening protocols.
  • Conducts newborn hearing screening using Automated Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions (ADPOAE) and Automated Auditory Brainstem Response (AABR) technology primarily with children 0-2 years, but could include some children between 2 and 5 years of age.
  • Completes accurate documentation of risk assessment and screening results.
  • Completes data tracking forms.
  • Uses Toronto Public Health Infection Control Guidelines and Protocols.
  • Participates in the Infant Hearing Program (IHP) quality assurance protocols.
  • Maintains hearing screening performance standards set by the Ministry of Children & Youth Services.
  • Provides supportive information and referrals for parents around infant hearing screening.
  • Provides appropriate follow up and community resources to parents.
  • Tracks and monitors high risk children as part of the high risk surveillance component of IHP.
  • Participates in the evaluation of IHP.

Key Qualifications:   

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Post secondary education in Early Childhood Education, Communicative Disorders Assistant Program or the approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Experience working with infants and parents.
  3. Experience conducting hearing screening on newborns.
  4. Experience in providing sensitive information.
  5. Valid Ontario Driver's License Class "G" and access to a vehicle.

You must also have:

  • Ability to meet and maintain the Ministry of Children and Youth Services Infant Hearing Screener performance standards.
  • Ability to assess responses to sensitive information and provide resources and referrals in a supportive manner.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations, multidisciplinary teams and community partnerships.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, conflict resolution skills and the ability to maintain effective working relationships with hospital staff, staff of community agencies and community members.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to organize time and workload effectively in a complex environment.
  • Excellent teamwork skills and the ability to contribute to a positive, harassment-free workplace that respects diversity.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to travel to various locations in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Ability to do moderate lifting of infant hearing screening equipment.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly. 

The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment.  In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City's hiring process.

If you are invited to participate in an assessment process, kindly provide your accommodation needs in advance. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.

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