Developmental Specialist

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POSTING DATE:     July 9, 2020 until filled

POSITION & PROGRAM: Developmental Specialist for the Shelby County Early Intervention Program at the SCBDD

QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s or graduate-level degree in education, health, social or behavioral science, social services, human services, or other related field; OR Bachelor’s or graduate-level degree in unrelated field and 2 years of experience working with children birth through age 5 with disabilities, developmental delays, or diagnosed physical or mental conditions with high probability of resulting in a developmental delay and their families; OR Valid license in counseling; early childhood education for ages 3 through 8, grades kindergarten through third, or special education; hearing impairment intervention; medicine; nursing; occupational therapy; physical therapy; psychology; psychiatry; social work; speech-language pathology; or visual impairment intervention. Successful completion of a pre-employment physical. Satisfactory BCI/FBI, Abuser Registry, Nurse’s Registry, Exclusions List, Sex Offender, U.S. General Services, and Dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections background checks.


  • Assist the interdisciplinary team in evaluating infants/toddlers to determine service delivery and plan outcomes based upon the needs of the child and family.
  • Work with the Ohio Early Intervention staff to complete a functional child and family assessment.
  • Work with the IFSP team to develop an appropriate IFSP, which includes functional outcomes based upon the needs of the child and family and an appropriate frequency, duration, and intensity of services to meet the outcome(s).
  • Complete progress reports as requested.
  • Participate in weekly team meetings and recommend children for teaming and quarterly updates.
  • Maintain case notes and other documentation as required.
  • Prepare families and their child for transition by completing necessary paperwork which may include ETR, IEP and other transition activities.
  • Coach families, other caregivers and the Early Intervention (EI) team that:
    • Infants and toddlers learn best through everyday experiences and interactions with familiar people in familiar contexts;
    • The primary role of the service provider in EI is to work with and support the family members and caregivers in children’s lives;
    • The EI process from initial contact through transition is dynamic and individualized to reflect the child’s and family members’ preferences, learning styles and cultural beliefs. 
    • The family’s priorities, needs and interests are addressed most appropriately by a primary provider who represents and receives team and community support;
    • Interventions with infants and toddlers and their family members must be based on explicit principles, validated practices, best available research and relevant laws and regulations.
  • Develop a Joint Plan with the family and caregivers at each visit and review that plan at the start of every visit.
  • Schedule home visits according to the needs and activities and routines of the family as much as possible.
  • Deliver services in a natural environment which includes, but is not limited to, homes, community locations and outside locations such as parks or pools, etc.
  • Work with other agencies and programs to ensure understanding and the function of the EI program and the needs of children and families.
  • Maintain confidentiality of the families served.  Maintain an up-to-date calendar and schedule of EI activities.
  • Establish a professional rapport with families and act as the liaison in communication between the family and the EI program.
  • Participate in meetings, in-services, workshops, conferences, etc. to enhance professional knowledge and abilities.
  • Participate in continued education to meet licensure requirements and to provide up to date treatment procedures.
  • As an employee of the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities, the job incumbent shall comply with all policies at all times, and shall demonstrate respect for, support the dignity of, and observe the rights of all individuals supported by the agency.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

HOURS: Year-round position with a modified summer schedule-37.5 hours per week for the majority of the calendar year.

STARTING SALARY: $18.28 per hour to $23.40 per hour – based on experience and education. Benefits include paid sick leave, vacation, and personal leave; Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS); medical, dental, vision and life insurance.

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 or
  • Visit, 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