Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities

  • Developmental Specialist

    Job Locations US-OH-Highland Hills
    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/19/2018 8:00 AM)
    # of Openings
    Salary Range
    Min Salary
    USD $46,125.00/Yr.
    Assistive Technology
    Max Salary
    USD $64,063.00/Yr.
    Specific Facility
    Green Road Services Center
    Position Reports To
    Early Intervention & Services Manager
    Work Schedule
    Full-time, Permanent: 7.5 hours per day / Year Round (150 hours every 4-week period)
  • Overview

    The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities is seeking a full-time Developmental Specialist 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.  The nature of work of the 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.
    • 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 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.

    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.



    • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or Special Education or related field;
    • Eligible for the State Department Ohio DD Early Intervention Certification with certification occurring within state statute time lines;
    • Minimum of three years’ experience working with children with special needs ages 0-3 and their families, preferred;
    • Valid driver's license and an excellent driving record.  

    Application Deadline:  Open until filled.  


    Application Procedure:  Applicants must apply ONLINE.  Click APPLY above to begin the process.  External candidates will be asked to complete an online Employment Application.  You will also be given the opportunity to upload an optional resume and cover letter.  For any further questions about the application process, see the FAQ link below.  Thank you.


    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


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    - 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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