Phased Re-Opening Underway

A phased re-opening of the Murray Ridge Adult Day Centers is currently underway for eligible individuals who reside in the family home. More information on the phased re-opening is available through our Service & Support Administration Department.

You may contact us by phone with any specific concerns or questions. The phone numbers for all Agency programs/facilities (except the Meister Road Home) will be routed to a single line that will be staffed by a receptionist during regular business hours (between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, except on any holidays or Program Closing Days reflected on the Agency calendar). One phone number that may be used to connect with the receptionist on duty during regular business hours is the phone number for our Administrative Offices: (440) 329-3734. For emergencies outside of regular business hours, please call the Crisis Hotline at (440) 282-1131.

1091 Infirmary Road, Elyria, OH 44053

Developmental Specialist




Bachelors degree in education, child development, human services or related field. Knowledge of early childhood development for children birth through age five, specifically infant and toddler development. Have skills and talents in addressing child, family and individual needs. Function as a team member.
Competent in the use of computer programs such as Microsoft Office, Outlook, Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Ability to use a cell phone with voice mail and texting.

Must possess the qualifications to obtain Developmental Specialist Level certification from the Ohio DODD (OAC 5123-10-05).
Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license and an insured personal vehicle to use while on agency business. Must have a good driving record. Must have a history of satisfactory job performance. Must have a record of reliable work attendance.

Must be able to meet all requirements and obtain all certificates required to perform the job or any aspect of the job, and to access funding for performance of any aspect of the job.


Masters degree in education, child development, human services or related field. Experience in working with families who have infants or toddlers with developmental delays and/or developmental disabilities. Experience with adult learning and coaching practices.

Able to use a Microsoft Surface or other laptap.


Provide home and community-based specialized instruction to address the strengths and developmental needs of infants and toddlers who have a developmental delay or a medical condition that puts them at risk of developing a delay.

Use evidence-based Early Intervention practices based on a child’s interest and daily routines. Communicate with caregivers using adult learning strategies.

Assist in child assessment and make appropriate recommendations based on outcomes.

Participate in the development of the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) by assisting families in writing outcomes and strategies.

Provide resource information.

Keep accurate records in electronic formats as required.

Word processing, internet navigation, scanning documents, leave/retrieve voice mails and texts on phones; creating/replying to emails; data entry/manipulation; creating reports; using templates.

Actively participate in staff meetings, inservices, department activities, etc.


Generally, 40 hours per week. Flexible as needed.


Level 6


280 calendar days (initial); 90 calendar days (non-initial)


This agency supports the full intent and goals of Equal Employment Opportunities and insures that all employees and applicants will be afforded equal opportunities for appointment, promotion, training, career advancement and recognition without regard to mental handicap, physical handicap, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age or political affiliation.

R. December 2021

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