Early Childhood Behavior Support Coordinator

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POSTING DATE:  March 23, 2023 – April 6, 2023 (or until filled)

POSITION: Early Childhood Behavior Support Coordinator – Works with both Early Intervention and Preschool to provide support to young service eligible children who exhibit challenging behaviors through the utilization of P.L.A.Y. and age-appropriate behavior support strategies.     

QUALIFICATIONS:  Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree required – preferably in early childhood education, special education, social work, psychology or a related field.  Ability to obtain and maintain P.L.A.Y. certification and Service and Support Administration (SSA) certification. (The Board of DD will provide guidance for the certification process if needed.)  Knowledge of early childhood special needs, characteristics of autism spectrum disorder, current best practices and available resources.  Training in physical intervention/de-escalation strategies.  Ability to collect data, prepare concise reports and draw conclusions.  Excellent written and oral communication skills.  Valid Ohio Drivers’ License and satisfactory driving record.  Successful completion of a physical, BCI/FBI background check and multiple database background checks as defined by Rule 5123-2-02. 

DUTIES: General duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides developmentally appropriate programming for children, ages birth thru kindergarten, and their families.
  • Works as a part of a multidisciplinary team to provide services. Delivers services in the child’s home environment monthly or bi-monthly as determined appropriate.
  • Assists caregivers/family with interventions that promote optimal development. Visits may include screenings, modeling, coaching, videotaping of play interactions, verbal video and personal feedback, written video reviews, in addition to informational and material support. Documentation of progress will include family information/reports, various questionnaires/assessments and video rating scales.
  • Provides assistance with Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) goals, when requested.
  • Acts as Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) Team Leader. ADOS Team Leader duties include: coordinating scheduling of ADOS evaluations, gathering required paperwork from Developmental Specialists, preparing the room and supplies for evaluation, obtaining permission for evaluations and release of information, cleaning evaluation room and toys, compiling results and writing reports, distributing evaluation reports and documents, and having surveys completed and results sent to the state.
  • Conducts functional behavior assessments. Plans, develops, writes, and implements individual behavior strategies in compliance with all rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (ODODD) to meet the individual needs of the child.
  • Consults and works directly with staff and other professionals to develop positive behavioral support interventions, positive programming, and focused support strategies as appropriate for children exhibiting challenging behaviors.
  • Provides information about general learning, curricular supports, behavioral support interventions, and competency-based training to families, staff, and other professionals.  
  • Maintains documentation utilizing progress notes or targeted case management.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

COMPENSATION: Pay starting at $47,100 or more based on relevant experience. 

Benefits include Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS); medical, dental, vision, life insurance; paid sick, vacation and personal leave.  Eleven paid Federal Holidays and extended holiday periods in July and December.

HOURS: 12-month position.  40 hours per week, generally 8:00am to 4:00pm.  Schedule will sometimes require flexibility to meet the needs of families served. 

CONTACT: To be considered, please notify the Board of DD of your interest via cover letter & resume and/or electronic application:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to: Lisa Brady @ Shelby County Board of DD, 1200 S. Children’s Home Rd., Sidney, OH  45365 lbrady@shelbydd.org OR

Visit www.shelbydd.org, click on EMPLOYMENT, click on APPLY ONLINE TODAY, complete the information in full and submit electronically to the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider