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Mahoning County Board of DD
It’s More Than a Job, It’s a Calling

We do more than a job at Mahoning County Board of DD. We all serve a role in providing individualized care that advances each of the 1,400+ adults and children we support along their path in life. We invite you to get to know us and explore our job openings.

If you are a qualified person with a disability interested in working for MCBDD, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable to use or access this site as a result of your disability. To make a request, call: 330-797-2825.

Our full-time team members enjoy:

Competitive pay and benefits, OPERS retirement plan, paid time off, professional development opportunities, employee assistance program, flexible spending accounts, a wellness program, advancement opportunities, and much more.

HR Annual Report

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Click the link to view all of the fun, meaningful and exciting opportunities our staff participate in.

Staff Spotlight

Jessica Slaughter, Early Intervention Physical Therapist, Jessica loves building the capacity of families and watching the children grow and develop.  The babies and families are what motivate her to wake up and go to work at MCBDD!

Brenda Thomas, Adaptive Physical Education Teacher, “I love my job at LKS because everyone goes above and beyond to make this a special place for our students.”

Kelli Behun, HR Director


Debbie Napolitano, Executive Asst. HR



Anne Louise White, Staff Development Specialist




Please note that we can only accept applications and resumes for positions that are currently posted.  Each application is reviewed by Human Resources to determine if the minimum qualifications are met. Check back often for updates on our open positions.

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Substitute One-on-One

4801 Woodridge Drive Austintown, Ohio 44515



  1. Assist certified teacher/specialist in the education of a specific child with developmental delays in approved curricular areas.  Assist in maintaining a safe, family-friendly environment conducive to learning.  Assist in implementing lessons and/or behavior programs consistent with the objectives of the student’s individual education plan.  Assist in operating equipment, recording responses, and preparing educational materials.  Assist in maintaining records/reports.


  1. Assist the specific child with physical and personal needs, such as positioning, toileting, feeding and individual clean-ups that may include food spills, incontinence, vomitus and blood spills.  Assist with feeding, mobility, which may include walking the student, operation of a wheelchair, transfers, loading and unloading buses, lifts, standers and other adaptive equipment.


  1. May work with/assist substitutes assigned to their work area.


4.  Assist the swim instructor in maintaining the health and safety of the child in the pool area, in

           enforcing rules for safety, in teaching basic swim skills, in assisting the child in and out of the

           pool, and in dressing of the child after pool therapies.  Must be aware of children with special

           problems and be constantly alert for any unusual behaviors that might indicate a child needs

           attention (i.e., seizures).  Must be familiar with safety equipment that is needed for adaptive use.


5. Assist in maintaining a safe environment conducive to the physical therapy department.  Assist in

    operating equipment, recording responses, scheduling the student for physical therapy and

    physical therapy swim periods, and in transporting the student to and from the physical therapy

    department.  Assist therapist in treatment when requested.


6. Demonstrate regular and predictable attendance.





  1. Shall be available for and attend scheduled meetings and training sessions.
  2. Adhere to all ORC, OAC, MCBDD and lead agency policies and procedures.
  3. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.




  1. May be exposed to infectious disease.
  2. May work with individuals with behavioral disabilities who display challenging behaviors.
  3. May be exposed to chemicals commonly found in an office environment (i.e., toner, correction fluid, etc.).




  1. Hold appropriate certificate/license as required by the Ohio Department of Education.
  2. High school diploma or G.E.D.
  3. Ability to maintain accurate records.
  4. Ability to maintain confidentiality of information/records.
  5. Maintain valid driver’s license in state of residence.
  6. Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and abuser registry clearances. 
  7. Instructor Assistants in the Early Intervention area must hold and maintain appropriate certification/registration as required by the Ohio DODD.
  8. Maintain all training requirements as per Board Policy.

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