Developmental Specialist

Morgan Memorial Goodwill is a dynamic, growing $32 million not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to help individuals with barriers to self-sufficiency to achieve independence and dignity through work. Not a charity, but a chance.

JOB TITLE: Development Specialist


The Developmental Specialist is responsible for providing supervision and direct care services to individuals attending Goodwill’s Day Habilitation Program and for maintaining documentation in accordance with Medicaid regulations.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Writes assessments, objectives, and progress reports as required for ISP process. Completes monthly progress notes for caseload. Prepares documentation of services provided in specific groups and activities, and relative to behavioral plans.
  • Plans and leads 1:1, small and large group activities for individuals in the program and in the community. Maintains documentation of services. Implements specific treatment as applicable, (i.e., range of motion, muscle strength, muscle relaxation and facilitation, balance, oral-muscular feeding, perceptual-motor integration, wheelchair and transfer technique. Fabricating and maintaining adaptive and assistive devices, Activities Daily Living etc. (including toileting).
  • Develops and implements curriculum for small group and 1:1 activities. Maintains records/documentation of services.
  • Monitors individuals during social adjustment skills training sessions. Assesses skills and provides training. Monitors and implements behavioral programs. Maintains documentation of services.
  • Works in conjunction with program consultants (speech, O.T., behavioral specialist, PT, as applicable) to provide and monitor specialized services. May supervise student interns as appropriate.
  • Meets with individuals on caseload as indicated. Provides crisis intervention. Oversees implementation of ISP goals, and attends ISP meetings. Communicates with families/residential staff, as appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from an accredited institution or equivalent experience.
  • One year work experience related to intellectual and developmental disabilities or mental health. May consider at least two years experience in a training program for either intellectual and developmental disabilities or mental health.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Requires acceptable results of CORI check according to Goodwill policy and requirements.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include depth perception, peripheral vision, the ability to distinguish basic colors and the ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

Goodwill is an equal opportunity employer.

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