Developmental Specialist
Job Opportunity at Cuyahoga County Board of DD

Posted on Oct 31

Location: Cleveland, OH
Job ID: W4170635

The Cuyahoga County Board of DD (CCBDD) is seeking two Developmental Specialists 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.  Both positions will be assigned as an Evaluator, however one is an Evaluator Floater.   The nature of work for a 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  and document the results.
  • 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 and children 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.
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned.


  • 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. In order to accept a DS Evaluator assignment, the candidate must also carry an additional credential as outlined in the Ohio Early Intervention Rule under the definition of a Qualified Personnel.  That definition can be found HERE
  • Minimum of three years experience working with children with special needs ages 0-3 and their families preferred.
  • Valid state of Ohio driver's license and continued maintenance of excellent driving record. 
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