Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities

  • Community Integration and Employment Specialist

    Job Locations US-OH-Cleveland
    Posted Date 6 months ago(12/5/2018 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 Locations
    Position Reports To
    Employment Services Supervisors and/or Habilitation Supervisors
    Work Schedule
    8 hours day / 12 months / Temporary through 12/31/2019.
  • Overview

    The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities is seeking several full-time Community Integration and Employment Specialists (CIES) to supervise, direct, and train individuals with developmental disabilities in various locations across Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  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 and flexible scheduled hours, including weekends and holidays, could be required if assigned to a community enclave OR Retail operation.
    • Position is full-time, but temporary through December 31, 2019.

    ** Pay Schedule:  The actual starting salary is dictated by the SEIU Bargaiing Unit Agreement.  The range posted is the full range for the position, not the range for new hires starting salaries.


    LOCATIONS:  We have openings across Cuyahoga County.  During the application process you will be given the locations and asked to let us know your preferences.  


    • 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 experience working in a retail setting; or one year of college
    • Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a CPR/First Aid/AED 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 DEADLINE:  Open until filled.


    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.


    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. 


    IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR YAHOO, AOL, AND VERIZON EMAIL USERS: If you are using Yahoo email or one of its affiliates, such as AOL or Verizon, it is highly recommended that you change your email address before applying for a position because Yahoo email servers are routinely rejecting emails from online applicant systems.  Online applicant systems, like ours, send automatic emails to confirm receipt of your application, and we send out status updates.  We also reach out to candidates by email through our applicant system.  Since email is the preferred way to contact applicants, we wanted you to be aware of the issues Yahoo is having with most online applicant systems. If you are never getting feedback from online applications, it could be because of the Yahoo server issues. If you are using Yahoo or one of the above affiliated email accounts, our emails to you will most likely bounce back to us as undeliverable.  Due to the large volume of candidates that we receive, we cannot follow-up on bounced emails.   Thank you.


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