Location Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Date Posted September 15, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


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 RANGE:  $47,048 to $62,730.  Note that the actual starting salary will be based on highest level of education and years of experience.


  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or Special Education or related field;
  • Eligibility for State Department of DD Early Intervention Certification with certification occurring within state statute time lines.
  • Three years’ experience working with children with special needs ages 0-3 and their families, preferred;
  • Valid driver's license and an excellent driving record.

You must apply through our agency website using the BLUE link below.

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