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Employment Opportunity Butler County Educational Service Center July 10, 2018 Revised
 POSITION: Outreach Specialist
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Provides on-going and consistent outreach to the community by identifying and interacting with families, and social service agencies who may benefit from an Early Childhood Program. Actively recruits, engages and retains program participants, either directly or through referral sources. Provides marketing materials, presentations, brochures, and information at the request of individuals, families, or community agencies.  Travels throughout the region to preform above assigned duties in coordination with other regional outreach staff and supervisor. 
QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree preferred in social services, sociology, psychology, customer service, or public speaking. Related degrees with equivalent experience will be considered (minimum Associates Degree)  A minimum of two years work experience with young children and their families preferred; familiarity with early childhood programs; familiarity with agencies serving at-risk populations; and a demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with local agencies.  A passion and desire for Early Childhood education and programs;  the ability to effectively convey the benefits of these programs to families and the community.    Training in the field of early childhood disabilities and related development/learning disorders and developmental evaluations of young children (infancy – age 6).  Knowledge of local social service agencies and community resources.  Comfortable with face to face contact with families and referral sources including some public speaking engagements and presentations.   Willingness/ability to work as a team member.  Good organizational skills.  History of good job attendance.  Valid Ohio driver’s license with good driving record with daily access to private insured vehicle during work hours.  Ability to work flexible schedule to meet the needs of families, including some night and weekend hours for events.   Good communication skills; verbal and written  Must pass criminal background checks and be free from communicable disease. 
 Provides on-going weekly outreach in the community including but not limited to: hospitals, physician offices, health departments, social service agencies, WIC, high schools, churches, and other locations as deemed appropriate by outreach specialist and supervisor.   Maintain relationship with above noted referral sources but providing all requested promotional materials, brochures, development information, preschool information, and fliers explaining program options.   Seek out outreach opportunities in the community by collaborating and connecting with local agencies and developing creative ways to reach at-risk families   Attend outreach events which positively promote Early Childhood Programs, this will include weekday events as well as some night and weekend events in the community.   Collaborates with regional outreach coordinators to learn, share and implement any effective strategies used to connect with families and referral sources.    Refers families to appropriate early intervention services, including the Family Support Specialist or other resources. Maintains records of referrals and other documents.  Collects and maintains spreadsheet of all outreach activities provided and the outcome of those activities.   Share data statistics with supervisor and develop plans to expand outreach efforts to new locations and referral sources.    Participates in Program evaluation activities as requested by the Program Director.  Plans and organizes own work to meet priorities.  Meets deadlines (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly).  Maintains confidentiality and uses appropriate judgement in handling information and records.   Continuously updates and improves professional competence.  Complies with state and federal regulations that pertain to the position (e.g. OSHA: Occupational Safety Hazard Administration, ORC; Ohio Revised Code).  Performs other duties consistent with the position as assigned.  Provides services in a culturally competent and respectful manner
OTHER DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS:  To serve as a role model for students in how to conduct themselves as citizens and as responsible, intelligent human beings.  To help instill in the students the belief in and practice of ethical principles and democratic values.
Knowledge of: Board policies and procedures; building policies and procedures, public relations and state reporting. 
 Ability to: Interpret policies and procedures; follow instructions; communicate effectively; maintain files and reports; collect data; schedule; and lift moderate amounts of weight. To provide own transportation to do home visit. Go up and down steps, be able to get on and off the floor several times a day Skill in: Basic math, English and communications. 
EQUIPMENT OPERATED:  Copier, fax, computer, and general office equipment
 Occasional: Exposure to unruly children/adults, blood, bodily fluids and tissue. Smoke, animals, contagious illness / conditions while visiting homes.
General office area located in Highland County
 Position will cover services provided in the following counties: Adams, Brown, Clinton, and Highland
 Salary and work year as established by the Governing Board.  The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or nonprescribed controlled substance use in the workplace throughout his/her employment in the District.
 Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Board's policy on Evaluation.
STARTING DATE: June 2018   SALARY:  $33,000 - $37,000 based upon education and experience  BENEFITS:  Excellent benefits for all full time employees  WORK YEAR:  Full Time – 260 days DEADLINE:    May 11, 2018 for internal candidate or until filled  APPLY TO:   Apply by clicking here: Application


Work in a team atmosphere with professional staff; work cooperatively with Instructor in general operations of classroom; load/unload school buses; collect data for Individual Education Plans; assist children with all personal hygiene matters; participate actively in educational activities that develop cognitive, physical, emotional, and social skills in children between the ages of 3 to 5; maintain confidentiality; assists with IEP assessments and evaluations; follow all Positive Culture Support and Health & Safety policies and procedures; maintain a positive relationship with outside agencies and parents/guardians. Individual complete training hours as required for Step Up to Quality and work with the classroom teacher to maintain an effective learning environment as per star ratings. Must be able to lift up to 50-70 pounds frequently.

Educational/Work Minimum of high school diploma/GED preferred; possess or be willing to obtain and maintain registration/certification from Ohio Department of Education; applicants should have a strong working knowledge of persons with disabilities. Experience working with preschool age children in a DD classroom setting preferred.

Supervisor: Preschool Coordinator, with daily duty scheduling from Preschool Instructor

180 day probation period must be completed. Individual must be able to pass BCI and FBI criminal background checks as required by the Ohio Revised Code; pass a preemployment drug screen, physical and TB test, and have a valid Ohio driver’s license with a clean driving record and a satisfactory MVR score with CORSA. HCBDD and is an EOE employer. Information about this position and employment applications can be found on our website www.highdd.org. Please send employment application, resume, and cover letter including salary requirements via email.

The Highland County Board of DD Is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider


Part-time Bus/Van Driver

Fayette County Board of Developmental Disabilities seeks a part time van/bus driver for split-shift passenger vehicle routes Monday – Thursday.

  1. Drivers usually work approximately 20 hours per week during the hours of 6:30 0 9:30am, 11:00 – 12:45pm and 2:15 – 4:30pm. Occasionally drivers are needed to work longer shifts.
  2. Substitute drivers work as needed, but every effort is made to schedule as far in advance as possible.

Drivers provide transportation on established routes for Center participants to and from their homes in the Fayette County area to and from program sites (e.g. education and/or training and/or employment programs, field trips, recreational activities, other program activities), using established routes or determining most efficient routes.

Maintains discipline of riders, assists riders on and off vehicle (e.g. physically lifts, moves, carries as needed) using available apparatus, uses appropriate interventions to address behavior concerns. Performs daily pre-trip inspection of vehicle; notifies supervisor of needed maintenance and/or repairs; fuels vehicle; cleans vehicle.

Experience driving a passenger van or bus and working with older adults preferred. Must have some mechanical knowledge of routine vehicle maintenance, good written and verbal communication skills, basic computer skills, a valid Ohio driver’s license, passenger endorsement, clean driving record. A CDL with a passenger endorsement is required. After the initial hiring stage is completed, candidates will be required to pass a satisfactory pre-employment drug/alcohol screening, criminal background check, DMV record check; and procure a medical certification from a healthcare provider.

Application Process
To apply, send a completed application which includes job history and references to Elizabeth Brennfleck, Human Resources Director, 1330 Robinson Rd, Washington CH, OH 43160 or via email. Applications are available at the FCBDD, Fayette Progressive Industries and the Starting Gate Preschool.

Salary: $15.00 /hour

Required experience:

  1. Driving: 1 year preferred

Required license or certification:

  1. Drivers License with a CDL and passenger endorsement

Required education:

  1. High school or equivalent


The Highland County Board of Developmental Disabilities is seeking Substitute Teachers for their preschool age program for the 2017-2018 school year. This position pays $95/day and hours are on an on-call basis.

A Bachelor’s degree and the ability to obtain/maintain ODE short or long-term substitute teacher certification are required. Must be willing to obtain BCII/FBI background check, pre-employment drug screen, physical and TB skin test and various government regulated registries according to ODE and DODD guidelines.

Highland County Board of DD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the provision of services or employment because of handicap, race, color, creed, national origin, sex or age.

Please send employment application, resume, and cover letter via email to [email protected]. No telephone calls please.