Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Behavior and Curriculum Intervention Specialist

Job Locations US-OH-Cleveland
Posted Date 1 week ago(3/14/2018 6:00 AM)
# of Openings
Salary Range
Min Salary
USD $46,125.00/Yr.
Children's Services/Assistive Tech
Max Salary
USD $64,063.00/Yr.
Specific Facility
William Patrick Day Services Center
Position Reports To
Early Intervention and Services Manager
Work Schedule
7.5 hours a day / 12 Months


The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities is seeking a full-time Behavior and Curriculum Intervention Specialist (BCIS) to work directly with intervention specialists, paraprofessionals and related services staff in public school district classrooms, and/or with families in the assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation of home, school or community-based behavioral supports and interventions for students with disabilities age 3-22. The nature of work will include, but is not limited to, the following:


  • Conduct functional behavior and ecological assessments of school, home or community environments to identify variables that may contribute to the presence of student learning or behavioral problems.
  • Consult and work directly with classroom instructor to develop positive behavioral support plans incorporating ecological or environmental strategies, positive programming, and focused support strategies as appropriate for students exhibiting challenging behaviors. 
  • Provide direct, collaborative classroom-based support and training to instructors and paraprofessionals who have students exhibiting challenging behaviors and general learning problems.
  • Work with instructors, related services staff, and family members to develop, implement and evaluate behavioral support and general curricular intervention plans. 
  • Provide direct, collaborative home and community based support and training to families who have children exhibiting challenging behaviors and general learning problems.
  • Provide information about general learning, curricular, behavioral supports and competency-based training to families, instructional, and related services staff. 
  • Consult and work directly with families to develop positive behavioral support plans for children exhibiting challenging behaviors, incorporating ecological or environmental strategies, positive programming, and focused support strategies, as appropriate.
  • Develop, fabricate and/or complete materials necessary to implement behavior support plans.
  • Develop and present in-service training programs for CCBDD staff, public school staff, parents, families and related groups.
  • Conduct correspondence, compile data and prepare reports as necessary.
  • Provide for the safety of students.
  • Participate in IEP conferences, parent conferences, and interdisciplinary team meetings as needed and related to behavior issues.
  • Complete SSA Billing requirements as determined, including the maintenance of related certifications for TCM.
  • Maintain appropriate information in consumer data base as required and outlined in agency and department work rules. 
  • Accept case assignments from age 3-22 depending on Department needs as determined by Early Intervention and Services Manager.



  • May be assigned students who are non-ambulatory, medically complex, or dually diagnosed.
  • Will necessitate working a flexible schedule as delineated in the bargaining unit contract and/or staff member handbook. 
  • May provide evaluations and training for public school districts personnel/students. 
  • May be requested to attend workshops, seminars, and training situations, as necessary.
  • May require some lifting.


UNUSUAL WORK REQUIREMENT: Must have access to reliable transportation.


  • Bachelor's degree in Special Education or related field.
  • State of Ohio Department of Education Intervention Specialist (K-12) license with either mild/moderate or moderate/intensive endorsement.
  • Eligibility for State Department of DD SSA certification with certification occurring within state statute time lines.
  • Successful completion of the Institute on Assessment and Analysis of Severe and Challenging Behavior and the Positive Practices in Behavior Support, Through Nonlinear Applied Behavior Analysis, sponsored by the Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis online Webinar class and online Longitudinal Practicum.
  • Successful completion of CCBDD Physical Crisis Intervention (PCI) inservice training.
  • Minimum of three years’ work experience with a special education (prefer Preschool age 3-5 and School-age 6 through 22) or directly related program.
  • Prefer B.C.B.A. certification.
  • Valid state of Ohio driver's license and continued maintenance of excellent driving record.


Posting End Date:  Open until filled.   


Position Start Date:  August 6, 2018.


Equal Opportunity StatementAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information about the law, click here:  EEO Information


- The Cuyahoga County Board of DD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

- Individuals who may need assistance with the application process should contact Human Resources.

- All Job tentative offers are made with the understanding that prospective new employees pass a drug test and background check prior to being hired. 


Questions about the application process?  Review answers to our FAQs here: FAQS and How to Contact H.R.


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