Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Occupational Therapist - Adults (Ages 3 and up)

Job Locations US-OH
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/20/2021 10:25 AM)
# of Openings
Salary Range
Min Salary
USD $54,366.00/Yr.
Assistive Technology
Max Salary
USD $78,413.00/Yr.
Specific Facility
Various: See description below for more details.
Position Reports To
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 two (2) full-time Occupational Therapists 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. Both assignments will be working with individuals ages 3 and up; however, one is based in Eastern Cuyahoga County and one is based in Western Cuyahoga County. The nature of work will include, but is not limited to the following: 

  • Provide Occupational Therapy assessments using record review, interview, observation and selected assessment instruments as appropriate according to departmental procedures and in a variety of settings; including Cuyahoga DD sites and community.
  • Engage in collaborative consultation with team members, caregivers, families, and community agencies to assist in the development of recommendations for services and supports.
  • Provide Occupational Therapy services, including intervention, consultation, instruction, assistive technology, and support services as needed.
  • If assigned to work in the Early Childhood department, provide Occupational Therapy services in a teaming approach for children birth to three years old based on adult coaching in which one member is a primary service provider and receives supports from other team members.
  • Develop or assist in individualized programs, which may include functional mobility, positioning, handling, sensory motor, oral motor, fine motor, gross motor, modifications and fabrication of equipment, ADL, and instrumental activities of daily living.   
  • Monitor and update individual client programs and maintain appropriate documentation.
  • Provide direction to the occupational therapy assistant as required by the occupational therapy licensure law.
  • Provide direction to the Equipment Assistant.
  • Participate in inter/intra-agency committees, in-service training, projects or teams as requested or approved by supervisor.
  • Provide in-services at Cuyahoga DD sites and/or other community settings.

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 LOCATION: One OT will be based in Highland Hills, Ohio and the other in Parma, Ohio.


** 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 an Occupational 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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