Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities

  • Community Integration and Employment Specialist (Bilingual)

    Job Locations US-OH-Cleveland
    Posted Date 5 months ago(5 months ago)
    # of Openings
    Salary Range
    SEIU/ECA Range 2 ***
    Min Salary
    USD $29,200.00/Yr.
    Employment & Community Alternatives (ECA)
    Max Salary
    USD $64,240.00/Yr.
    Specific Facility
    Southwest AAC
    Position Reports To
    ECA Managers and Supervisors
    Work Schedule
    8 hours day / 12 months / Temporary through January 2020.
  • Overview

    The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities is seeking a full-time Community Integration and Employment Specialist (CIES) to supervise, direct, and train individuals with developmental disabilities in our Southwest Adult Activities Center.  The assignment includes adults who may communicate only in Spanish; therefore, our preferred candidate will be fluent in both English and Spanish (speaking and writing).  Having a bilingual candidate will help to ensure the health and safety of the individuals we serve at this location. The nature of work will include, but is not limited to the following: 

    • Provide training, direction, supervision, and other supports to individuals in various settings. Activities can be one-on-one or in groups.  Training can involve social skills, work skills, volunteer skills and various other types of skills and behavior training.
    • Work cooperatively and communicate with other CCBDD staff members, family members and others to ensure execution of the individuals’ ISPs.
    • Ensure that assignments are completed in accordance with the specifications of the assignment. Ensure proper record-keeping and compliance with safety and other legal requirements.
    • May be required to participate in assessment of individuals. Will provide help and encouragement to them in achieving their goals and objectives; encourage individuals to make decisions which will satisfy their wants and needs.  Will promote “good life” activities and promote a positive culture and positive relationships with all interactions and activities.
    • Document individual’s progress and goals and other related paperwork. May participate in conferences.
    • Provide behavioral supports according to the individual’s plan.
    • Assist in assessment and selection of individuals for various assignments. Determine the capabilities of individuals for specific assignments using assessment tools.
    • Give and/or apply prescribed oral or topical medications to individuals. Perform necessary medical procedures, when delegated to do so by site nurse and as required by individuals.
    • Communicate in both English and Spanish to the individuals served and their support system. 


    • Heavy lifting may be required at times.
    • Transportation of individuals in CCBDD or personal vehicles may be required.
    • Flexible scheduled hours may be reqquired if reassigned to community. 
    • Position is full-time, but temporary through approximately January 2020. 
    • Transfer rights for this position are subject to the operational needs of the CCBDD and the individuals served.


    ** Pay Schedule:  The actual starting salary is dictated by the SEIU Bargaining Unit Agreement.  


    • The preferred candidate will be fluent in both English and Spanish.
    • High school diploma or GED certificate of high school equivalence;
    • Applicants must have either one year of experience working with adults with developmental disabilities; or one year of college; or vocational rehabilitation facility or applicable experience working in a business or industrial setting.
    • Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a CPR/First Aid certification required for the position.**
    • Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain the Ohio Department of DD (DODD) certification required for the position **.
    • Applicants must be able to complete the 8 hours of mandatory training noted in OAC 5123:2-2-01 immediately upon hire.**
    • Applicants must have a valid state of Ohio driver's license and an excellent, insurable, driving record.

    ** Training and Certification will occur immediately following hire.  It is not necessary to have these items to be considered. 


    Application Procedure:  Applicants must apply ONLINE.  Please do not forward your information by email.  All resumes, cover letters and applications must be submitted through this applicant portal.  Click APPLY above to begin the process.  Thank you.



    Posting Expires:  Open until filled.


    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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