|Location||Cuyahoga County, Ohio|
|Date Posted||September 15, 2021|
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.