Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities

  • Habilitation Supervisor

    Job Locations US-OH-Cleveland
    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/11/2019 4:56 PM)
    # of Openings
    Salary Range
    Min Salary
    USD $53,244.00/Yr.
    Employment & Community Alternatives (ECA)
    Specific Facility
    Various: See Description Below
    Position Reports To
    Adult Activities Services Manager
    Work Schedule
    7.5 hours per day / 12 Months (Temporary through 12/31/2019)
  • Overview

    The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities is seeking several new Habilitation Supervisors to coordinate and oversee all services and supports for eligible adult individuals through December 31, 2019.   Habilitation Supervisors will provide direct supervision and guidance to staff; assist and support individuals, their families and caregivers; and assist individuals in choosing and achieving a life of increasing capability in their community.  The nature of work will include, but is not limited to the following:

    • Supervise direct care staff. Assign work tasks. Respond to problems, complaints, and grievances on informal level.Supervise or prepare individual plans (IP’s). Provide assignments and assistance to designated staff in program implementation. Review documentation to assure accuracy.
    • Provide counseling and support to individuals, with a focus on their adjustment and success in vocational, social environments and Community Employment Preparedness Program (CEPP).
    • Provide verbal and physical, with the least restrictive, crisis intervention as needed or warranted by the situation. Assist in training staff in behavior support strategies.
    • Communicate general information about CCBDD to individuals, staff, and families. Provide line of communication between individuals’ home and AAC to ensure continuity of programming.
    • Provide guidance to staff in effective training techniques related to individuals’ program and services.  Participate in and provide training.Review and monitor information provided by support staff on individuals' progress on a regular basis to assure compliance with IP goals.
    • May participate in vocational and community employment preparedness habilitation instruction as assigned by Habilitation Manager AAC Manager.  Identify and initiate referrals for supportive services to Support Administrators.
    • Coordinate and oversee case conferences. Complete performance appraisals for assigned staff. Provide on-going feedback to enhance staff performance. Devise methods of staff growth and development for management approval.
    • Provide orientation for new staff.  Give and/or apply prescribed oral or topical medications to individuals. Perform necessary medical procedures, when delegated to so by site nurses, as needed.
    • May perform duties of absent staff. May assist with various activities including but not limited to daily living activities and bus loading/unloading.
    • Assisting in administration of the building’s function by overseeing specific tasks as assigned by the Habilitation Manager. These tasks may include overseeing staffing in the building to assure the proper staff to individual ratio in the building among others.
    • Provide input into activity schedules and behavior support strategies.Team with Support Administrators.

    SUPERVISOR DUTIES: Supervise A.P.S., Workshop Specialist, Habilitation Aides, Habilitation Specialists and Habilitation Assistants as assigned.


    UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  Heavy lifting may be required at times.  Personal care and changing of clothing and other assignments may be required at times. May transport individuals as needed.


    WORK LOCATIONS:  We have two remaining openings that will work as FLOATERS at our four (4) Western Cuyahoga Locations, which include Cleveland, Brooklyn, Parma, and Rocky River.  


    MORE DETAILS:  For a complete copy of the job descriptions which includes the essential knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position, click HERE.


    1.        B.A. Degree in psychology, rehabilitation or special education.

    2.        One year of supervisory experience preferred.

    3.        Three years of experience working with persons who have developmental disabilities.

    4.        Obtain and maintain the state of Ohio certification required for the position.

    5.        Valid state of Ohio driver's license and continued maintenance of excellent driving record.

    6.        Valid CPR/First Aid/AED certification.


                                      - or - 

    1.        Master's Degree in vocational counseling, rehabilitation, psychology or special education.

    2.        Two years of DD related coursework.

    3.        One year of supervisory experience in comparable work setting desirable.

    4.        Obtain and maintain the state of Ohio certification required for the position.

    5.        Valid state of Ohio driver's license and continued maintenance of excellent driving record.

    6.        Valid CPR/First Aid/AED certification.


    APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Open until filled.  


    APPLICATION PROCEDURE: :  Applicants must apply ONLINE. Click APPLY above to begin the process.  During the application process you will be asked to let us know where you would like to work.  Please check all the locations that interest you.  Also, if you are interested in a specific location, please indicate that in your cover letter.  For any further questions about the application process, see the FAQ link below and the notice for Yahoo Email users.  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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