Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities

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Job Locations US-OH-Cleveland
Posted Date 5 days ago(9/17/2021 12:54 PM)
The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Cuyahoga DD) is seeking a Speech Language Pathologist to assess communication skills of individuals with developmental disabilities of adults in order to determine the need for and provision of services and supports.  The nature of work will include, but is not limited to the following: - Completion of screening and/or assessment of speech, language, and communication, feeding and oral motor skills, and augmentative/alternative communication; refer for and/or coordinate hearing screenings and assessments. - Coordinate, develop, or assist in developing, communication programs and provide SLP services including consultation, instruction, support services and direct intervention. - Provide speech-language services per written programs, monitor and document speech-language services according to established procedures and submit information as requested by supervisor. - Participate in inter/intra-agency committees, projects, or teams and deliver in-service training as requested or approved by supervisor. - Attend Individual Plan meetings and/or make recommendations for programming to team, write objectives/outcomes, discuss methods of implementation, and identify materials to be used and implement treatment or train others. - Maintain compliance with appropriate federal and state regulations, professional standards and Board policy including DODD regulations and standards set by the Ohio Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology. - Educate and counsel individuals, families, caregivers, co-workers, managers and advocates for individuals to promote effective communication. - Provide in-services at Cuyahoga DD sites and/or other community settings. UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Will necessitate working a flexible schedule as delineated in the bargaining unit contract and/or staff member handbook.       UNUSUAL REQUIREMENTS:Staff members will be required to drive extensively in order to perform the essential duties of the position; therefore, access to reliable personal transportation is essential.   ** STARTING SALARY:  The actual starting salary will depend on experience.
Job Locations US-Cleveland
Posted Date 6 days ago(9/15/2021 3:47 PM)
The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Cuyahoga DD) is seeking an administrative assistant to perform a wide range of administrative, secretarial, and clerical duties, some which may be complex in nature.  Provide excellent customer service to visitors to Cuyahoga DD buildings, callers, and Cuyahoga DD staff who require administrative assistance. The nature of work will include, but is not limited to the following: - Respond to high priority issues, interact with all parties as needed to resolve issues, following Board practices and ensure proper procedures are followed with respect to the facility as directed. - Greet, welcome and link persons/family and personnel from various agencies directly to their support administrator or other Cuyahoga DD staff as needed.  Assist persons, families, caregivers, providers and other board staff with routine and specific information. Identify when additional assistance is needed to help ensure a positive experience for the person needing assistance. - Process the distribution of Individual Service Plans and other documents and correspondence to individuals, providers and other team members. - Manage emergency petty cash purchases by support administrators for individuals served. - Manage, maintain and purchase building/office equipment and supplies for entire facility and as needed by CMS staff. - Maintain building inventory equipment records, preventative and repair maintenance programs and schedules. - Prepare and track purchase orders and direct payment authorizations for CMS staff. On behalf of CMS staff and/or persons and their families, resolve all purchasing and billing issues directly with vendors and other agency personnel. - Receive, sort, stamp and distribute incoming mail. Answer phones, take and relay messages. Copy; maintain files of correspondence, reports and related documents.  - Perform Waiver administration activities as they relate to the position.  Document activities in a manner consistent with DODD requirements.
Job Locations US-Within Cuyahoga County
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/1/2021 10:25 AM)
The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities is seeking a 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.   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 a dozen 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.   ** STARTING SALARY:  The actual starting salary will depend on degree and experience. 
Job Locations US-Within Cuyahoga County
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(8/30/2021 3:20 PM)
The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Cuyahoga DD) is seeking several full-time Support Administrators to facilitate the development of person-centered plans for individuals that promote self-determination. Develop, authorize and revise a personal budget based upon needs and outcomes identified in the plan. Assist individuals and their families to explore and obtain services and supports. Implement an ongoing system of review.  The nature of work will include, but is not limited to, the following:  - Act as the primary point of coordination for the person-centered planning team. Utilize an assess/plan/review/revise process to help teams plan for each individual assigned.    - Assist individuals and teams to identify issues, areas of potential risk, and outcomes that are important to and for the individual.  Complete and/or coordinate thorough assessments to determine the need for services and supports. Revise assessments as needs change and annually.  - Facilitate the development of a person-centered plan, including the determination and direction of needed supports.  Revise plan as needed based on individual or team concerns, progress toward meeting outcomes, plan review, MUI prevention plans, or other issues that impact the need for services as described in the plan.  - Identify funding sources for supports identified in the Individualized Service Plan (ISP) by utilizing a hierarchy of funding options applicable to each person.  Plan with teams to access services that are cost efficient and effective to meet the needs described in the ISP.  - Establish and approve budgets for services based upon the individual’s assessed needs and preferred ways of meeting those needs.  Manage the fiscal processes related to service authorizations, including use of local and statewide projection tools. Manage processes related to prior authorization as necessary and respond to requests for revisions of authorizations as needed.  - Establish and maintain contact with service providers and natural supports as necessary to ensure that services are effectively coordinated by appropriate providers.  - Promote community presence and participation.  Provide referral and linkage to community resources to help individuals meet their needs and to engage with their communities.  - Implement an ongoing system of monitoring continuous plan review to ensure that supports are delivered according to each individual plan, that progress is being made toward desired outcomes and that individuals are satisfied with services. Take action to remediate any immediate concerns regarding health and welfare. - Assist individuals in choosing providers as needed.  - Assist with enrollment onto Medicaid waivers as appropriate. Complete all related paperwork accurately and in a timely manner to ensure maintenance of funding for supports, including development and recommendation of plans for approval to DODD when services included in plans are funded through the DODD Medicaid Waivers. - Establish an individual’s eligibility for services of County Board of DD. ASSIGNMENTS TYPES:  In addition to the typical caseload, we are also looking to onboard an SA to work in the following specialty assignment: - Bilingual:  Support Administrators in this assignment will help to serve the many families in northeast Ohio who speak only Spanish.  Due to the need to serve the individuals and families in Spanish, we are actively seeking candidates who are fluent in both English and Spanish, as the candidate would need to be able to communicate in both languages verbally and in writing.  If you are interested in this assignment, please indicate that desire in your cover letter. UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  Employee will be required to drive extensively both within and beyond Cuyahoga County in order to perform the duties of a Support Administrator.  Therefore, access to reliable transportation is a necessity.  Planning meetings will be held in individual/family homes, throughout the community and during the evenings and weekends.     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 14 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.  
Job Locations US-Cleveland
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/17/2021 8:53 AM)
The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Cuyahoga DD) is seeking an HR Administrator to specialize in employee relations and training.  This position will be responsible for performing HR-related duties on a strategic and professional level, and the position will carry out responsibilities in the following functional areas: employee relations, training, performance management, policy implementation, affirmative action and employment law compliance. The nature of work will include the following: - Executes Human Resources related initiatives, including, but not limited to, audits of processes/procedures and compliance. - Conducts disciplinary hearings.  Consults with supervisory staff on disciplinary investigations and employee violation of work rules. - Conducts grievance hearings.  Assists director of human resources with arbitrations, ULP charges, other hearings and related preparation. - Conducts administrative investigations into various allegations of complaints, discrimination and/or employee misconduct. - Oversees employee relations as it relates to labor general employment concerns. - Participates in labor contract negotiations as assigned by the Director of Human Resources.  Prepares for negotiations by gathering, reviewing, and/or preparing comparative data and reports.  - In conjunction with the Director, develops, proposes, and implements agency-wide personnel policies, practices and procedures.  Responds to employee suggestions, and concerns about these areas. - Coordinates or assists in the preparation of the Cuyahoga DD response to miscellaneous charges and/or investigations by the EEOC, civil rights commission, U.S. department of labor, the state examiner, and other investigatory agencies of the local, state and federal governments.  - Develop and conduct training sessions for Cuyahoga DD supervisors on contract interpretation, disciplinary actions, and other management and supervisory related topics during new employee orientation and various times throughout the year. - Coordinates the certification process for Cuyahoga DD for those employees whose position requires DoDD certification. ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: - Advanced knowledge of public sector employee and labor relations and public policy management practices/procedures. - General level of knowledge of Cuyahoga DD programs and services. - Skills and abilities to write policies, directives, position descriptions, and other communications. - Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing. - Ability to deal with highly sensitive information and situations. - Skill/ability to deal with multiple priorities. - Ability to interact effectively and harmoniously with a variety of people.
Job Locations US-OH-Cleveland
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/16/2021 1:47 PM)
The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Cuyahoga DD) is seeking two (2) Health Services Coordinators (licensed RNs) to develop, plan, organize, promote, and implement actions to address identified health needs of Cuyahoga DD Individuals, DD provider community, and community health agencies. Provide education and training to local hospitals, health service organizations, community clinics, and DD providers regarding community integration and community awareness of individuals with ID/DD. Identify and develop ongoing strategies for enhanced health outcomes of Cuyahoga DD consumers in all environments where they live, learn, work, and play. The nature of work will include, but is not limited to the following: - Develop and maintain health service relationships/partnerships throughout Cuyahoga County. - Initiate and maintain as necessary membership in local or state health organizations and participate in community events and activities that further the Board’s efforts toward community integration and individual’s health and welfare. - Consult with local health service organizations, hospital representatives and local officials to address the health outcomes regarding individuals living in the community. - Assist with referrals from external health service systems when discharge planning is appropriate and necessary. - Work with Management to review and respond to referrals from internal and external sources when health outcomes are a concern. - Provide education, training and support to Cuyahoga DD, providers, hospitals and health care organizations in the local community regarding health outcomes in order to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the individuals served. - Provide consultation and support to Support Administrators, Investigative Agents, Provider Development and other Cuyahoga DD staff as necessary, and direct the implementation of policies. - Collect and maintain data regarding individuals served and outcomes generated to improve overall health of the individuals. - Work with Cuyahoga DD Health Services Staff to disseminate health outcomes data and suggest areas for additional trainings and continuous quality improvement efforts. - Serve as a representative to local health care councils and DD Practice Based Research Network. Identify service gaps and barriers with other health care organizations and facilitate the development and collaboration of partnerships to enhance the health and safety of individuals served. - Complete formal, informal and interdisciplinary referrals, make home visits, provide nursing assessments, screenings, consultations, and technical support as assigned. - Conduct QA Reviews, complete NPMUI’s, NTA’s, and provide eligibility determination data reports. - Complete Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Reviews.(PASRR). 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 a dozen 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.   SALARY RANGE:  The salary range posted above is the full range for employees holding this job title.  The actual starting salary will be based on experience and qualifications. Therefore, please make sure to highlight your experience and qualifications.  
Job Locations US-Cleveland
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(8/31/2021 10:34 AM)
The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Cuyahoga DD) is seeking a manager who will be responsible for the basic design, development and ongoing modification of software applications, and implementation of work products in a very complex production environment. Design, develop and maintain software applications and provide application-specific user support. Develop application requirements based on business requirements from clients and technical requirements from IT staff; and implement prescribed security policies. The nature of work will include, but is not limited to the following: - Function as IT project manager, work closely with department managers and designated staff to design, test and implement processes in various Cuyahoga DD information systems, to maximize efficiency and functionality within each department. Provide software and hardware demonstrations as needed - Manage the design, development, and implementation of information systems; act as facilitator and coach for development staff; maintain excellent communications; provide technical leadership by acquiring and maintaining expertise in the systems, products, and predominate methodologies at Cuyahoga DD. - Initiate new standards and evaluate existing standards for systems development that will enhance productivity and maintainability. - Participate as a team member in strategic planning; provide assistance in area of expertise. - Assist in determining technology direction (e.g., hardware, software, methodologies, etc.) of Cuyahoga DD. - Assist in establishing goals and objectives for assigned staff members; participate in performance evaluation and written progress reviews. - Ensure staff development through work assignments, training, classes, seminars, etc. - Ensure client needs and priorities are understood and met. - Prepare and ensure completion of appropriate documentation. - Submit project/task resource estimates; ensure adherence to estimates throughout project. - Perform system analysis and programming functions; ensure project/task completions are timely, accurate, and meet quality standards; recommend and implement enhancements. - Resolve issues involving clients, systems development and other functional areas. - Maintain efficiency in software tools and project management theories and practices. - Train and educate clients. - May have supervisory leadership responsibilities for a small department, unit or major function and/or direct supervision over administrative/professional employees. SUPERVISORY DUTIES:  May directly or indirectly supervise Information Technology & Records staff at the direction of the Division Manager.   ** The actual starting salary may depend on experience, education, and/or the overall qualifications presented.
Job Locations US-OH
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/20/2021 10:25 AM)
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.
Job Locations US-OH-Highland Hills
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/20/2021 10:15 AM)
The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities is seeking an Early Intervention Physical Therapist to promote optimal level of function for the health and safety of individuals with developmental disabilities and those who are eligible for CCBDD 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 CCBDD. The assignment for this positoin is Early Intervention (toddlers birth to 3).  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.   ** SALARY RANGE:  The actual starting salary will depend on many factors that include education level and your years of experience as a licensed therapist.
Job Locations US-OH-Cleveland
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/20/2021 10:06 AM)
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.