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Developmental Specialist (Early Intervention)

Cleveland, Ohio
Remote Working
Remote Working
$50,000 to $58,800
Job Type
1 Apr 2024

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 Cuyahoga DD.
  • 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.

SALARY & BENEFITS:  The Cuyahoga County Board of DD is a mission-driven organization.  Attracting, retaining, and developing great talent is fundamental to achieving the Board’s mission.  We are committed to equal opportunity in all aspects of employment, including the way we compensate our employees.   Our Employee Value Proposition (EVP) includes not only pay, but non-cash compensation such as extensive paid time off, flexible work schedules, remote work opportunities for applicable positions, outstanding healthcare benefits as well as free dental, vision, and life insurance, and so much more.  We also have a fantastic pension plan through the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.  If that wasn't enough, you will have the opportunity to work in an outstanding work environment as part of a multidisciplinary group of professionals. 

The Cuyahoga DD recruits and retains outstanding individuals who are committed to our mission of supporting and empowering people with developmental disabilities to live, learn, work and play in the community. We seek to attract diverse staff who desire to inspire, to promote abilities and talents, to foster inclusion in all aspects of community life, and to hold themselves and others to high expectations.  We hope you choose to join our team!  

** STARTING SALARY:  The actual starting salary will depend on degree (BA vs. MA) and relevant work experience. Note that the starting range for someone holding a BA degree is $50,000 - $52,500.  The starting range for a MA degree is $56,000 - $58,800.  These starting salary ranges are firm.


  • 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 after hired.
  • Minimum of 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.  
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  • Date Posted: 1 April 2024
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  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: $50,000 to $58,800
  • Bonus/Benefits: 16 holidays, extensive paid time off, benefits, and so much more!
  • Sector: Education, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent