Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Physical Therapist - Adults (Ages 3 and up)

Job Locations US-OH-Cleveland
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/20/2021 10:06 AM)
# of Openings
Salary Range
AC (See Below) **
Min Salary
USD $54,366.00/Yr.
Assistive Technology
Max Salary
USD $78,413.00/Yr.
Specific Facility
William Patrick Day Services Center
Position Reports To
PT Supervisor
Work Schedule
Full-time: 7.5 hours per day / Year Round (150 hours every 4-week flex schedule)


The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Cuyahoga DD) is seeking a Physical Therapist to promote optimal level of function for the health and safety of individuals with developmental disabilities and those who are eligible for Cuyahoga DD services through various appropriate therapeutic techniques within guidelines as established by Ohio laws and rules of practice and professional codes of ethics and philosophy of Cuyahoga DD.  The assignment for this position is Adult (ages 3 and up).  The nature of work will include, but is not limited to the following: 

  • Perform physical therapy screening and/or assessment to individuals in various settings as appropriate. 
  • Engage in collaborative consultation with team members to assist in the development of recommendations for services and supports.
  • Based on team consensus and current evidence, develop or assist in the development of individual programs that may include positioning, transitions, mobility, ambulation, fabrication/modification of equipment, sensory motor and self-care.
  • Monitor and update individual client programs on a regular basis, and maintain progress notes. 
  • Instruct staff and/or caregivers regarding implementation of selected activities, use of adapted equipment and management and handling techniques.
  • Collaborate with physicians and other health related professionals and community agencies as needed.
  • Communicate with clients, staff and caregivers regarding assessment, programming and progress.
  • Provide direction to and clinical supervision for Physical Therapy Students and Physical Therapy Assistant Students.
  • Provide direction to Equipment Assistant.
  • Participate in inter/intra-agency committees, in-service training, projects or teams as requested or approved by supervisor. 

BENEFITS INCLUDE:  Our outstanding benefits package includes, flexible work schedules, retirement through the Ohio PERS, low-cost major medical insurance, and free dental, vision & life insurance; over 15 paid holidays annually; paid leave time (vacation, personal, and sick days); in-house training; professional leave and reimbursement; and an outstanding work environment as part of a large multidisciplinary group of professionals.  Therapists are also assigned a dedicated Mentor for the first 12 months!  


UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  Will necessitate working a flexible schedule as delineated in the bargaining unit contract and/or staff member handbook.  May be assigned to work with individuals who are medically fragile,  dually diagnosed, or with multiple comorbidities.


ASSIGNMENT: Will be based at our William Patrick Day Services Center and serve central Cuyahoga County.


** SALARY RANGE:  The actual starting salary will depend on many factors that include education level and your years of experience as a licensed therapist.


  • Licensed as a Physical Therapist by the State of Ohio. 
  • Specific training in developmental disabilities desirable.
  • Valid driver's license and a driving record that is insurable under the agency policy.

Application Procedure:  Applicants must apply ONLINE.  When you click to APPLY you will be given the opportunity to upload a detailed resume and cover letter, and external applicants will be asked to complete a short employment application.  All candidates are asked to create an online profile and answer a series of questions.  For any further questions about the application process, see the FAQ link below.  Thank you for your interest in our agency!


Application Deadline:  Open until filled.  


Equal Opportunity, Diversity, and Inclusion:   The Cuyahoga County Board of DD is committed to treating every individual, family, employee, and applicant with dignity, respect and compassion regardless of a person’s sex, ancestry, national original, race, color, age, religion, disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, genetic information, or social, economic or political affiliation. 


Compassion, trust, and mutual respect are at the core of our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  The Cuyahoga County Board of DD fosters and promotes an inclusive environment that leverages the unique contributions of diverse individuals and organizations in all aspects of our work. We know that by bringing diverse individuals and viewpoints together we can collectively and more effectively create opportunities for a better life for the individuals we support. Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what it means for people with developmental disabilities to live, learn, work, and play in the community. 


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.


- 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. 


Cuyahoga DD is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.



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