Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities

  • Community Integration and Employment Specialist (Parma and Southwest AACs)

    Job Locations US-OH-Cleveland
    Posted Date 5 months ago(6/6/2018 8:00 AM)
    # 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
    Various Adult Activities Centers in Cuyahoga County
    Position Reports To
    ECA Managers and Supervisors
    Work Schedule
    8 hours day / 12 months / Temporary until January 2020.
  • Overview

    The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities is seeking full-time Community Integration and Employment Specialists (CIES) to supervise, direct, and train individuals with developmental disabilities in a variety of settings.  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. 


    • Heavy lifting may be required at times.
    • Transportation of individuals in CCBDD or personal vehicles may be required.
    • Second shift work hours or flexible scheduled hours, including weekends and holidays, may be required depending on program needs.  On call availability may be required.
    • May be assigned to multiple sites.
    • CCBDD staff may be asked to abide by work rules and procedures established by company hosting work or other activities.
    • Frequent travel in-county to individuals’ residence and community employment sites and accompaniment of individuals on public transportation may be required.
    • Licenses to perform specific work duties as required.
    • All positions are full-time with benefits, but temporary until approximately January 2020.   

    SPECIFIC LOCATIONS:  There are open positions at multiple Adult Activities Centers in communities across Cuyahoga County.  During the application process you will be presented with a list of the cities where the positions are located.  You will then be asked to check all the cities where you would like to be considered. 


    ** PAY SCHEDULE:  The actual starting salary is dictated by the SEIU Bargaining Unit Agreement.  


    • 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 working in a vocational rehab facility; or one year of college.
    • 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 End Date:  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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