Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities

  • Developmental Specialist

    Job Locations US-Within Cuyahoga County
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/31/2018 8:00 AM)
    # of Openings
    Salary Range
    Min Salary
    USD $46,125.00/Yr.
    Children's Services & Assistive Technology
    Max Salary
    USD $64,063.00/Yr.
    Specific Facility
    Various: See Description Below
    Position Reports To
    General Manager of Children's Services and Assistive Technology
    Work Schedule
    7.25 hours a day / 12 Months
  • Overview

    The Cuyahoga County Board of DD (CCBDD) is seeking two Developmental Specialists to coach, assess, promote, and encourage learning by enhancing routines in partnership with parents/families, and team members that invite play, movement and active exploration in natural environments; assess development in a natural environment.  Both positions will be assigned as an Evaluator, however one is an Evaluator Floater.   The nature of work for a Developmental Specialist will include, but is not limited to the following:

    • Perform developmental evaluations/assessments in the home or in a community setting of the family choice  and document the results.
    • Perform and document the routines based interview (RBI) in collaboration with the family and/or Core Team members.
    • Work collaboratively with transdisciplinary Core Team members, including parents, service coordinators and therapists in the development and implementation of the IFSP.
    • Develop IFSP outcomes with family, within their everyday routines and activities identified as important by the parent/primary caregiver.  
    • Perform data entry into the Evidence-Based Early Intervention (EBEI) database as directed.
    • Provide demonstration, modeling, coaching and consultation to parents and children to enhance their use of strategies to achieve outcomes.
    • Inform parents of available services and resources as they relate to and support IFSP outcomes.
    • Provide public and private agencies information about the early intervention program of the CCBDD.
    • Together with the Service Coordinator, assist parents and children with transition at age three into their educational environment.
    • Maintain accurate records of individual child's progress per the IFSP and during regular home visits.  Complete paperwork and documentation necessary for ongoing programming.
    • Perform other work-related duties as assigned.

    SUPERVISORY DUTIES:  May supervise student interns.


    UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  Will necessitate working a flexible schedule as delineated in the bargaining unit contract and/or staff member handbook.  May require some lifting.


    ASSIGNMENTS:  The DS assigned as an evaluator floater will be based at either our Green Road Services Center in Highland Hills, or at our William Patrick Day Services Center in Cleveland.  The other evaluator will be based at the Green Road center.


    • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or Special Education or related field.
    • Eligibility for State Department of DD Early Intervention Certification with certification occurring within state statute time lines. In order to accept a DS Evaluator assignment, the candidate must also carry an additional credential as outlined in the Ohio Early Intervention Rule under the definition of a Qualified Personnel.  That definition can be found HERE
    • Minimum of three years experience working with children with special needs ages 0-3 and their families preferred.
    • Valid state of Ohio driver's license and continued maintenance of excellent driving record. 

    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.  For any further questions about the application process, see the FAQ link below.  Thank you.


    Posting End Date:  Open until filled.  


    PRIVACY AND SECURITY NOTICEBy applying for positions with the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities you are accepting that you have reviewed and understand our Applicant Privacy and Security Notice provided by clicking HERE.


    Equal Opportunity StatementThe Cuyahoga County Board of DD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All 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


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

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

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



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