Developmental Specialist

at Mahoning County Board of DD
Location 4791 Woodridge Drive, Austintown, OH
Date Posted August 18, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


DUTIES (include but not limited to the following): 

  • Conducts developmental evaluations/assessments in the home or in a community setting to determine a child’s Part C eligibility and plan service needs
  • Develops individualized, evidence-based strategies which promote planned interactions and active participation of caregivers, children, materials, and the specific environment that leads to achieving IFSP outcomes
  • Uses a coaching interaction style that provides families and caregivers with information, skills, and support related to enhancing a child's development
  • Functions as a Primary Service Provider (PSP) to deliver special instruction in the child’s home or community setting in accordance with Chapter 5123-10 of the OAC
  • Promotes an infant's or toddler's acquisition of functional skills across developmental areas, including cognitive processes and social interaction through adaptation of the child's learning environment
  • Uses formal and informal methods to provide ongoing assessment and progress monitoring
  • Participates as a member of the trans-disciplinary team; attends weekly team meetings, semi-annual IFSP meetings, and Transition Planning Conferences


QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS (include but not limited to the following): 

  • Eligible for Developmental Specialist certification issued by DoDD, as outlined in Ohio Administrative Code 5123-10-05
  • Expertise in infant and toddler development and evaluation and assessment tools
  • Knowledge of evidenced-based intervention strategies, parent coaching interactions, and adult learning preferences
  • Evidence of a valid driver’s license in state of residence, good driving record and full liability coverage on any vehicle used for transportation; continued maintenance of excellent driving record
  • Able to establish and maintain positive rapport with child and family members
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess PC skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; proficiency in iPad use