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The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities is seeking a manager to plan, monitor and coordinate implementation of special instruction in early intervention and school age technical support services including supervision of staff, data analysis and outcome measurement. This position has considerable latitude in making operational and programmatic decisions in the following areas:
- Supervise assigned Developmental Specialists, Behavior and Curriculum Intervention(BCIS) staff.
- Planning, development and implementation of the strategic plan for the department together with the supervisory team including the General Manager of the division.
- Participate in local County, and state level committees as representative of the CCBDD.
- Monitor elements and implementation of preschool and school age technical supports services delivered by BCIS staff including but not limited to maintaining relationships with school districts, assigning referrals to BCIS staff, monitoring of programmatic, productivity and outcome data.
- Monitor elements and implementation of (Ohio’s) Evidence Based Early Intervention approach, for children aged birth to 3 years of age with their families and/or caregivers.
- Review IFSP outcomes, process of documentation (coaching logs, RBI, home visit notes) and record keeping (Intake, Gatekeeper and Title XX), for DoDD compliance to Rule and fidelity of Approach.
- Observe, monitor and adjust coaching strategies of Developmental Specialists within all Core Teams on a regular and ongoing basis.
- Develop and/or conduct in-service training opportunities as related to best practice and efficiency in early childhood/intervention and school age supports.
- Makes recommendations for professional and technical equipment for use in early intervention and school age services from departmental budget. Approves personnel expenses.
- Assist in hiring early intervention and Technical Supports staff, including interviewing and screening candidates for BCIS and Developmental Specialist services.
SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Volunteers, University Students, BCIS staff and Developmental Specialists.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Thorough knowledge of developmental disabilities and early intervention development, and the learning capabilities of individuals with special needs and their parents/caregivers.
- Knowledge of new developments and evidence-based research in the field of early intervention, both national and state direction and trends.
- Knowledge of program, personnel management, governing laws and program finance.
- Ability to evaluate and improve performance of staff.
- Ability to develop new and innovative evidence based services and supports.
- Ability to work effectively with a variety of persons from different disciplinary backgrounds and agencies.
- Ability to plan, organize, write, and communicate effectively.
- Ability to interpret and communicate the CCBDD Early Intervention Approach and philosophy to the general public.
The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD) is seeking full-time Support Administrators to facilitate the development of person-centered plan 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 towards 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.
UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Planning meetings will be held in individual/family homes, throughout the community and during the evenings and weekends. Employee may be required to travel within and beyond Cuyahoga County.
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.
ASSIGNMENT TYPE: At this time it has not been determined if the assignment will be as a regular DS or as an evaluator DS. See the qualifications for more information.
** STARTING SALARY: The actual starting salary will depend on degree and experience.
The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities is seeking Early Intervention Speech-Language Pathologists to assess toddlers (birth to 3) with developmental disabilities 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 CCBDD 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: Must have access to reliable transportation.
** STARTING SALARY: The actual starting salary will depend on degree and experience.
The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities is seeking a PT 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 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.
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 degree and experience.
In the absence of the full-time employee, Substitutes are asked to assist in the direction and supervision of a group of adults with developmental disabilities in adult activities centers and/or in one or more of our entrepreneurial ventures including retail settings. Heavy lifting may be required at times, and Substitutes are expected to abide by work rules and procedures established by the Cuyahoga County Board of DD.
Unusual working conditions: Substitutes may be asked to work flexible hours, and depending on the assignment, they may be asked to work some weekends and some holidays. Although our Adult Activities Centers are closed in the evening, weekends, and on holidays, we do have some entrepreneurial ventures that are open evenings, weekends, and some holidays. Please note that Substitutes work intermittent hours, and are considered at-will employees. There is no guarantee of work as a substitute because the need for substitutes depends of the level of absenteeism of our permanent staff.
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The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD) is seeking an Accounting & Budget Coordinator to be responsible for maintenance of the Board’s financial accounting system in accordance with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and generally accepted accounting principles. Responsible for expenditure and revenue reporting. Under the direction of the GM of Business Operations compile, monitor and administer the CCBDD annual budget. Prepare monthly financial reports for the CCBDD Board packet. The nature of work will include, but is not limited to the following:
- Responsible for assisting with the development of the annual budget for CCBDD to be reviewed and approved by the CCBDD Board.
- Prepare the monthly financial statements for the CCBDD Board packet.
- Provide information and support to managers regarding their budgets and expenditures through on-line inquiry and reports.
- Review and analyze budget variances on a monthly basis; prepare reports and meet with department managers quarterly to review the status of departmental/division budgets.
- Document and monitor procedures to ensure reliability of financial data as well as required budgetary controls.
- Responsible for the posting and data integrity of all expenditures, revenues, appropriation transfers, and adjustments to the general ledger, both manually and through the subsidiary or interface systems.
- Establish new funds and/or accounts in the financial system and set up system security, user responsibilities, and budgetary controls. Provide training on the financial system as needed.
- Maintain the general ledger chart of accounts in a manner that will provide CCBDD managers with financial information and remain compatible with the County Fiscal Officer’s chart of accounts.
- Provide backup to all aspects of the Accounts Payable department including all levels of contact with vendors, county offices, and CCBDD personnel.
- Provide backup to all aspects of the Purchasing Department including all levels of contact with vendors, county offices, and CCBDD personnel.
- Assist with the preparation of annual Cost Reports and provide support during audits.
- Provide backup and support to the Billing function and Revenue department including the development and documentation of procedures for reconciling TCM Medicaid billing and payments, as needed.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of general accounting principles and practices.
Knowledge of governmental accounting principles and practices preferred.
Knowledge of computerized accounting systems implementation, and administration.
Comprehensive knowledge of spreadsheet software and word processing.
Knowledge of financial report preparation.
Ability to understand CCBDD general accounting system and its relationship to the other systems used by CCBDD.
Ability to effectively communicate with CCBDD employees in order to obtain their cooperation regarding established accounting procedures.
Ability to represent and articulate CCBDD’s interests with county and state agencies.
Knowledge of CCBDD’s programs, services, policies and procedures.
Ability to analyze financial data and prepare accurate reports.
Ability to analyze and organize data for special projects.
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to collaborate and function effectively as part of a team.
The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD) is seeking a Quality Assurance and Client Information Specialist to review information in OnBase for various quality assurance factors and coordinate corrections with staff. Assist in the administration of various client information systems. Assist with the coordination, evaluation and implementation of tasks to continuously improve data integrity. The nature of work will include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Review assigned percentage of documents that have been scanned into the OnBase document management system for clarity, orientation, readability and other quality assurance factors as determined by the OnBase Administrator.
- Follow up as needed with staff regarding corrections, indexing errors and/or other quality issues per the workflow process established by the OnBase Administrator.
- Assist with document preparation, scanning and indexing of documents as needed.
Perform Quality Review of application (coding) logic and Testing of OnBase applications prior to implementation.
Assist with the implementation of new applications and new application functionality.
Project management of large scanning projects consisting of both new and backlog documents and historical documentation.
Input, update and monitor client data in both Gatekeeper and IDS (DoDD) database systems.
- Participate in developing and implementing policies and procedures which will effectively manage the flow of client information throughout the CCBDD.
- Monitor, evaluate and refine information for data entry and reporting client data, in order to insure its integrity and on-going compatibility in accordance with CCBDD, DoDD and/or other external guidelines.
- Generate and distribute demographic, enrollment and data reconciliation reports to department managers on a monthly or ‘as needed’ basis.
- Run and distribute additional report queries as needed.
- Troubleshoot data integrity problems experienced by other CCBDD staff relating to the Gatekeeper and IDS database systems. Perform data quality investigations and cleanup as necessary.
- Process county to county transfer of IDS records for CCBDD both on behalf of CCBDD and in response to requests from other County Boards.
- Create and update individual electronic records for OnBase in accordance with CCBDD practice and procedure.
- Attend staff meetings, work on special projects as assigned by Immediate Supervisor and perform other job duties as required.
UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Generally, hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hours may vary occasionally according to CCBDD needs and with supervisor's approval.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to view and evaluate image quality from computer screen and other electronic devices.
Ability to stay focused and on-task, especially for repetitive tasks.
Ability to work quickly and effectively.
Ability to use desktop computer, scanner and shredder.
Ability to make decisions regarding keywords and document types for document indexing.
Ability to maintain regular, predictable, punctual attendance.
Knowledge of all CCBDD programs, policies and procedures.
Knowledge of data collection, analysis, and project management methodologies.
Working knowledge of PCs and other computer hardware and software.
Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing.
Ability to coordinate and work well with all levels of CCBDD staff.
Ability to comprehend and carry out complex written and verbal instructions.
Knowledge of current client information databases, and OnBase.
Knowledge of the Intake and Eligibility processes.
Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate time and duties independently and in an effective and efficient manner.
Ability to maintain accurate records.
The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities is seeking several full-time Community Integration and Employment Specialists (CIES) to supervise, direct, and train individuals with developmental disabilities in various locations across Cuyahoga County, Ohio. The nature of work will include, but is not limited to the following:
- Provide training, direction, supervision, and other supports to individuals in various settings. Activities can be one-on-one or in groups. Training can involve social skills, work skills, volunteer skills and various other types of skills and behavior training.
- Work cooperatively and communicate with other CCBDD staff members, family members and others to ensure execution of the individuals’ ISPs.
- Ensure that assignments are completed in accordance with the specifications of the assignment. Ensure proper record-keeping and compliance with safety and other legal requirements.
- May be required to participate in assessment of individuals. Will provide help and encouragement to them in achieving their goals and objectives; encourage individuals to make decisions which will satisfy their wants and needs. Will promote “good life” activities and promote a positive culture and positive relationships with all interactions and activities.
- Document individual’s progress and goals and other related paperwork. May participate in conferences.
- Provide behavioral supports according to the individual’s plan.
- Assist in assessment and selection of individuals for various assignments. Determine the capabilities of individuals for specific assignments using assessment tools.
- Give and/or apply prescribed oral or topical medications to individuals. Perform necessary medical procedures, when delegated to do so by site nurse and as required by individuals.
UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Heavy lifting may be required at times.
- Transportation of individuals in CCBDD or personal vehicles may be required.
- Second shift work hours and flexible scheduled hours, including weekends and holidays, could be required if assigned to a community enclave OR Retail operation.
- Position is full-time, but temporary through December 31, 2019.
** Pay Schedule: The actual starting salary is dictated by the SEIU Bargaiing Unit Agreement. The range posted is the full range for the position, not the range for new hires starting salaries.
LOCATIONS: We have openings across Cuyahoga County. During the application process you will be given the locations and asked to let us know your preferences.
The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD) is seeking Nurse PRNs to work on-call, as needed throughout Cuyahoga County at one of our eight (8) Adult Activities Centers. In the absence of the CCBDD nurse who has primary care responsibilities at an assigned CCBDD programming site, PRN Nurses will work with nursing teams to promote the health and safety of individuals with developmental disabilities who attend CCBDD day programming. Due to the nature of the services we provide, our PRN Nurses may have to deal with individuals with severe behavior problems. Heavy lifting and working a flexible schedule may be required. This is an on-call, intermittent position.