Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities

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Welcome to our employment section! Here you can view our current job openings and apply for positions online. When you apply for a position with us you will be asked to create an online profile where you can upload a resume and cover letter, and you will be asked to complete an official CCBDD Application for Employment. You will only be asked to submit these items once, but you can apply for as many positions as you wish! Each time you visit this employment section, you will be asked to login to your existing profile, and you will be given the opportunity to update your information, including submitting a new cover letter for each new position. Thank you for your interest in our agency!!


Below is a complete listing of our current job openings. Please click on the job title for more information, and apply from that page if you are interested.


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US-Within Cuyahoga County
2 weeks ago

The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities is seeking a full-time Wavier coordinator to perform technical and business functions associated with Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers in order to ensure compliance with applicable rules. Provide technical support to Support Administrators and SA Supervisors in all areas of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DoDD) reimbursement system and the DoDD applications portal. The nature of work will include, but is not limited to the following:


  • Manage the accurate completion of HCBS authorizations in the DoDD MSS Cost Projection Tool (CPT) submitted by CCBDD Support Administrators. Provide training and technical assistance to Support Administrator and SA Supervisors regarding completion of the Cost Projection Tool and other documents necessary to maintain HCBS enrollment.
  • Preview SA authorizations to ensure the appropriate submission of documents associated with HCBS waivers and local Non-Medicaid funding. Notify and work with Support Administration to resolve problems related to the preview and submission of required HCBS documents and cost projections.
  • Manage the authorization of expenditures for HCBS Waivers and local Non-Medicaid funds to ensure fiscal responsibility in DoDD’s Cost Projection Tool, Daily Rate Application and the payment authorization system.
  • Assist in the remediation of provider and billing issues Communicate with HCBS providers and DoDD staff in order to resolve PAWS and other associated issues.
  • Establish effective relationships and communication with internal customers, DoDD representatives and Primary Solutions staff regarding the Medicaid Services System (MSS), Cost Projection and PAWS-related issues.
  • Collaborate with Support Administration and other CMS department staff regarding practice; development, implementation and training of standardized approaches to waiver and non-waiver cost projection tools and provide technical support to the Support Administration staff.
  • Prepare and analyze service utilization reports as requested Community and Medicaid department staff.
  • Participate in the Medicaid Administrative Claiming (MAC) program in accordance with DODD rules and regulations and guidance from CCBDD MAC Coordinator.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate data in CCBDD software packages and with primary data sources, such as DoDD.


UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Flexible Work schedule; some evening and weekend meetings.  Occasional travel in county and out of county.


US-Within Cuyahoga County
2 weeks ago

The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities is seeking two full-time Support Administrators to facilitate the development of person-centered plan for individuals that promote self-determination. Develop and authorize a personal budget based upon 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:


  • Assist individuals and families in identifying issues, concerns, and outcomes that are important to them.  Coordinate further assessment of need for services as necessary. 
  • Facilitate the development of a self-directed person-centered plan.  Revise plan as needed based on individual concerns, monitoring, quality assurance reviews and MUI prevention plans.
  • Assist in determining and directing both the supports and funding needed to reach specific outcomes identified by individuals/families.  Establish budgets for services based upon the individual’s assessed needs and preferred ways of meeting those needs.  
  • Ensure that services are effectively coordinated by appropriate providers. 
  • Assure the health and safety of individuals through shared work with families, technical supports and the community. 
  • Promote community presence and participation.  Assist and collaborate with communities to develop the capacity to support individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. 
  • Implement an ongoing system of monitoring to ensure that supports are delivered according to each individual plan and that desired outcomes are achieved. 
  • Assist individuals in choosing providers as needed. 
  • Identify and/or link the individual to a designated person who is responsible for providing daily representation, advocacy, advice, and assistance, related to day-to-day coordination of services in accordance to the individual’s service plan.  This can be the individual. 
  • Develop and recommend plans for approval to DODD when services and supports included in plans are funded through the DODD Medicaid Waivers. Complete all related paperwork accurately and in a timely manner to ensure maintenance of funding for supports. 
  • Establish an individual’s eligibility for services of County Board of DD. 
  • Attend in-service training, staff meetings, committee meetings, and other meetings as required. 
  • Monitor Services for safety and satisfaction.




4 weeks ago

The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities is seeking on-call Substitutes to help supervise and train adults with moderate to profound developmental disabilities in work and habilitative activities to maximize independence.  Adults may exhibit special behavioral, emotional or daily living needs.  Work may be performed 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 Schedule:  The number of hours worked depends on the number of absences of our permanent staff.  Substitutes typically work at one of our eight (8) adult activity centers located across Cuyahoga County.  However, Subs that are willing to work at multiple locations tend to get the most hours because some sites have more absenteeism than others.   Subs work weekdays between the hours of 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  ** However, there are some community-based work locations where you could be assigned, and we do have some 2nd shift assignments that may need coverage.


Unusual working conditions: Position may require heavy lifting, toileting, changing of clothing, and other assignments of personal care. Direct and frequent behavior interventions may be required and may include some risk to personal safety.  Close monitoring and supervision of individual(s) may be required and may result in limited program participation with other staff and individuals.  Assignment within the activity centers are made by the site Manager and/or their designees.


Training:  Substitutes are provided on-the-job PAID training. 


4 weeks ago

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 our Just-A-Buck Retail Stores located in Parma and South Euclid, Ohio.  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 weekends, evenings, 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. 


Training:  Substitutes are provided on-the-job PAID training. 



4 weeks ago

The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD) is seeking two 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 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.  One position will work in Early Intervention and the other with school-age/adults.  The nature of work for our OTs includes, 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 CCBDD 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 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. May require some lifting.


UNUSUAL REQUIREMENT: Access to reliable transportation.



** WORK SCHEDULE:  In 2018 all therapists will begin working 7.5 hours a day / 150 hours over a 4-week flex schedule / 12 months.




US-Within Cuyahoga County
1 month ago

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.


LOCATION:  The work location will be in Cuyahoga County, Ohio; however, it is not yet determined if the assignment will be east or west.


** WORK SCHEDULE:  In 2018 all Developmental Specialists will begin working 7.5 hours a day / 150 hours over a 4-week flex schedule / 12 months.