Job Posting: INSTRUCTOR ASSISTANT – Intermediate II

Qualifications:    18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or GED, an Ohio Department of Education Educational Aide permit, with ESEA endorsement, or evidence of a 2  year degree.  Good written and oral communication skills.  Ability to prepare and maintain meaningful and accurate reports. Ability to handle multiple priorities and to meet deadlines.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions (written, oral, picture).  Knowledge of DD, behavior management and learning methods.* (Developed after employment)


Duties:                Assists certified instructor in supporting the learning of  eligible individuals in one or more of the following areas, social, physical, language, communication, hearing and/or speech development, personal care, vocational skills and/or academic and leisure time activities (e.g., assists in maintaining classroom environment conducive to learning and free of health and safety hazards, assists in preparing daily lesson plans consistent with consumer’s Individual Educational Plans; assists in operating equipment and recording responses and efforts; prepares materials needed for instruction; assists consumers with mobility, physical and clothing needs such as positioning, feeding, swimming, toileting and getting on and off transportation vehicles).  Able to lift a minimum of 30 pounds.
Assists in preparing and maintaining records and reports, both written and electronic.  (e.g., attendance, program objectives, behavioral data, progress data, revisions to Individual Educational Plans; records data on charts and on records maintains files; reproduces copies using office equipment, types materials).
Attends meetings, conferences and/or home visits with parents; attends staff meetings and training sessions.
Performs other related duties as assigned.


Wage:                 Per adopted salary schedule
Status:               ABEA Union

Benefits:             Health, Vision, Dental, and Life Insurances and Sick and Personal                                        Leaves

Schedule:           Monday – Friday, 35 hours per week M-F 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; at Beacon,                                 801 W. Union

Deadline:            December 23, 2014 at 3 p.m.

Date Posted:      December 15, 2014

Date Available:  Immediately


Letter of Intent must be submitted to the Administrative Office, 801 W. Union St., Athens, OH  45701, by 3:00 PM on December 23, 2014.  EOE

Job Postings

Substitute Teachers – Must have an ODE Substitute Teaching license.  Works with a classroom Instructor Assistant and Educational Aides.

Substitute Instructor Assistants (Aides) – Must have a Paraprofessional license or Associates Degree. Works with the Classroom Teacher and Educational Aides.

Lifeguard – Must have Life guard certification.  Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Knowledge of safety practices; ability to recognize threatening conditions and take appropriate actions.

Resumes may be emailed to or applications may be obtained from and submitted to Athens Co. Bd. of DD, Personnel Dept. 801 W. Union St., Athens, OH  45701.  EOE and Service Provider.


Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, valid driver’s license and good driving record. Ability to lift up to 75 pounds. Must meet requirements to obtain ODDD certiicate. Resumes may be emailed to or applications may be obtained from and submitted to Athens Co. Bd. of DD, Personnel Dept. 801 W. Union St., Athens, OH 45701. EOE and Service Provider

Thank You!

-Thanks to all who supported and voted for Issue 6, ACBDD’s levy. Without this tremendous community support we would not be able to provide the programs and services that are so necessary and beneficial to the children and adults of Athens County who have developmental disabilities.

-Over the past few years we have experienced extreme growth in the need for residential services necessary to assure the health, safety and welfare of our clients. This, in turn, has increased our costs substantially, creating a budget deficit.

-Without this levy, we would have been facing a $1.3 M spending deficit. With the passage of the levy we are still facing a spending deficit of $243,839. This levy will go a long way in improving our financial situation, but we still have much work to do to find additional ways to correct this spending deficit.  Our Management Team has been working on plans for this and we will solicit input from employee and union groups as well as other stakeholders. We need everyone’s support to achieve our goal.

-We are so fortunate to live in Athens County, a community that is so caring and compassionate toward children and adults with developmental disabilities, one of society’s most vulnerable populations.

Job Posting: Vehicle Operator I

OAPSE Internal & External Posting

Position: One (1) Vehicle Operator I, 182 days

Qualifications: Must be 18 years old, possess a high school diploma or GED, have ability to use whole numbers & read & write common vocabulary. Must possess a valid Ohio driving operator’s license with good driving record.

Two years driving experience, minimum. Knowledge of Ohio driving rules/regulations; drive/safety practices, operation of passenger vehicle.

Must be able to lift, carry move, load and secure individuals in a safe manner. Life/move safely 75-100 pounds.

Must demonstrate ability to use radio equipment. Ability to carry out instructions (written and oral).
Duties: Inspects, maintains, and operates passenger vehicle (1-15 passengers including the driver) to transport passengers enrolled in all ACBDD programs to and from programs/services for various activities (e.g., athletic activities, educational programs and functions, training programs, field trips, chartered events, and other miscellaneous activities).

Performs facility related duties, i.e. cleaning, snow removal, mowing, trimming and weed eating.

Maintains accurate records for transportation purposes.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Location: Transportation Garage – Lavelle Road

Wage: Per adopted salary schedule

Status: OAPSE Bargaining Unit

Benefits: OPERS; health, vision, dental, life insurance, personal, and sick leaves.

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 25 hours per week, 182 days

Date Posted: November 5, 2014

Application Deadline: November 21, 2014 at 3 p.m. – Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Letter of intent should be submitted to ACBDD, 801West Union, Athens, OH 45701 or to
Working conditions may exist that are not such as normally exist in the occupation of
public employee. These conditions may include: Exposure to bloodborne pathogens,
communicable diseases, potential infectious materials, hazardous chemicals and/or
aggressive behaviors.


Early Intervention Care Of Children With Developmental Disabilities

WOUB Hosts Dr. Carolyn Lewis and Stephen Patterson talk with Mary Ann Smathers, Early Intervention Program Coordinator/Specialist at the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Mary Ann’s work involves program management and direct care, in-home services, including visits to the home of a family with a child living with disabilities. The group discusses Mary Ann’s life and career, and the great variety of experiences that her position offers.

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