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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.

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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!

Elise Dean, Early Intervention - Developmental Specialist, “What I like about my job in EI is that everyone is so willing to give their knowledge and advice as I learn my way through the field. I love getting to work with families one on one in a small setting that will allow their child to learn in their most secure environment.”

Lindsay Naples, SSA, "From a young age, I always wanted to and enjoyed helping people. At MCBDD, I get to do that every day! I also appreciate my coworkers so much. I work with amazingly compassionate, helpful, and talented people. I am grateful to be part of a giving group that does whatever they can to help our individuals have a great 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.

Early Intervention Developmental Specialist

  • Job Code:

  • Location:

    130 Javit Court Youngstown, Ohio 44515

  • Description:

    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):

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
    • Eligible for Developmental Specialist certification issued by DoDD, as outlined in Ohio Administrative Code 5123-10-05
    • Knowledge of 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


    SALARY: As per schedule    HOURS: 40 hrs/week, variable and flexible per program needs


             POSTED:      January 17, 2024                       POST UNTIL:    January 31, 2024