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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.

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Staff Spotlight

Margie Serrano, Driver

Margie likes working for MCBDD because she loves the kids and her co-workers, and she   

loves to drive!

Jessica Kolat, Early Intervention - Developmental Specialist, “I love empowering parents and offering them tools to help their children thrive. As a result, they become lifelong advocates for their children. It’s heartwarming to see the growth children and families progress through as they are in EI.”

Dawn Wehr, SSA, "I like working as an SSA because it is so rewarding, with helping individuals to live their best life."

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.

Leonard Kirtz School - One to One Educational Aide (as needed basis)

  • Job Code:

  • Location:

    4801 Woodridge Drive Austintown, Ohio 44515

  • Description:

    Position Title:                        Substitute One:One


    Immediate Supervisor:         Director of Education


    Normal Working Hours:      Called as needed

                                                    Hours normally within M-F, 8:30AM-3:30PM





    1. Assist certified teacher/specialist in the education of a specific child with developmental delays in approved curricular areas.


    2. Assist in maintaining a safe, family-friendly environment conducive to learning.


    3. Assist in implementing lessons and/or behavior programs consistent with the objectives of the student’s individual education plan.


    4. Assist in operating equipment, recording responses, and preparing educational materials.


    5. Assist in maintaining records/reports.


    6. 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.


    7. 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.


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


    9. 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.


    10. 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.


    11. 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.




    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:      Substitute One:One


    Sitting:      1 hour per 7 hour work shift. 

                      Alternates frequently to walking and standing.

    Standing:   3 hours per 7 hour work shift. 

                      Alternates frequently to walking and occasionally to sitting.

    Walking:    3 hours per 7 hour work shift. 

                      Alternates frequently to standing and occasionally to sitting.




    Weight                              Frequency                                           Objects

      1-10 lbs.                          Continuously                                       Equipment/charts/materials/students

    11-20 lbs.                          Frequently                                           Equipment/materials/students

    21-35 lbs.                          Frequently                                           Equipment/materials/students

    36-50 lbs.                          Frequently                                           Equipment/materials/students

    51-75 lbs.                          Frequently (w/ assistance)                  Equipment/materials/students

    76-over                              Frequently (w/ assistance)                  Equipment/materials/students





    Weight                              Frequency                                           Objects

      1-10 lbs.                          Continuously                                       Equipment/charts/materials/students

    11-20 lbs.                          Frequently                                           Equipment/materials/students

    21-35 lbs.                          Frequently                                           Equipment/materials/students

    36-50 lbs.                          Frequently                                           Equipment/materials/students

    51-75 lbs.                          Frequently (w/ or w/o assistance)       Equipment/materials/students

    76-over                              Frequently (w/ assistance)                  Equipment/materials/students


    Pushing:                           Frequently                                           Equipment/students in wheelchairs

    Bending:                           Frequently                                           Materials/student assistance

    Squatting:                        Frequently                                           Materials/student assistance

    Kneeling:                          Frequently                                           Materials/student assistance

    Crawling:                         Frequently                                           Materials/student assistance

    Climbing:                         Frequently                                           Materials/student assistance

    Reaching:                         Frequently                                           Materials/student assistance

    Grasping:                         Frequently                                           Materials/student assistance

    Fine Manipulation:         Frequently                                           Materials/student assistance