Direct Care Professional (CIES)
Job Opportunity at Cuyahoga County Board of DD

Posted on Jun 12

Location: Cleveland, OH
Job Type: Full Time ;Temporary
Job ID: W4161530

The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities is seeking full-timeCommunity Integration and Employment Specialists (CIES) to supervise, direct, and train individuals with developmental disabilities in a variety of settings.  The nature of work will include, but is not limited to the following: 

  • Provide training, direction, supervision, and other supports to individuals 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 cooperatively and communicate with other CCBDD staff members, family members and others to ensure execution of the individuals’ ISPs.
  • Ensure that assignments are completed in accordance with the specifications of the assignment. Ensure proper record-keeping and compliance with safety and other legal requirements.
  • May be required to participate in assessment of individuals. Will provide help and encouragement to them in achieving their goals and objectives; encourage individuals to make decisions which will satisfy their wants and needs.  Will promote “good life” activities and promote a positive culture and positive relationships with all interactions and activities.
  • Document individual’s progress and goals and other related paperwork. May participate in conferences.
  • Provide behavioral supports according to the individual’s plan.
  • Assist in assessment and selection of individuals for various assignments. Determine the capabilities of individuals for specific assignments using assessment tools.
  • Give and/or apply prescribed oral or topical medications to individuals. Perform necessary medical procedures, when delegated to do so by site nurse and as required by individuals.

LOCATIONS:  There are open positions at the following Adult Activities Centers:  Brooklyn, Maple Heights, Parma, and Rocky River.  When you apply for this position you will be asked to indicate your site preferences.  

BENEFITS:  Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Outstanding medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.  Government Pension Participation, and more.


  • High school diploma or GED certificate of high school equivalence;
  • Applicants must have either one year of experience working with adults with developmental disabilities or working in a vocational rehab facility; or one year of college.
  • Applicants must have a valid state of Ohio driver's license and an excellent, insurable, driving record.


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