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Title

Direct Support Paraprofessional 

Category Residential Services  
Description

This position is: 12hrs/wk weekends only

Direct Support Workers provide support to persons residing in a variety of residential settings. This staff participates in the daily routine of the home, and provides support for habilitative activities, personal care, health care, and other activities as outlined in the Plan of Care.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assists individuals with daily activities, personal care, home care and maintenance, and transportation.
  • Participates in implementation of person-centered plan;
  • Provides direct interventions to build socialization, behavior management skills, and daily/community living skills;
  • Provides direct interventions to promote adaptive skill learning and development of leisure time interests/activities;
  • Maintains documentation, progress notes, and other data as needed, including incident and accident reports.
  • Communicates with other staff and supervisor on progress, needs, concerns and changes.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of agency policies and procedures.
  • Attends staff meetings as required.
  • Responds to individual safety needs, including reporting significant changes in behavior and health.
  • Provides high quality customer service, serving as a positive representative for the agency with other professionals, families, and the community at large.
  • Performs housekeeping duties as assigned.
  • Prepares meals in accordance with individual dietary needs and preferences.

 
Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution recognized by the state Department of Education.
  • Prefer documented experience with the population to be served.
  • Must have a valid state appropriate drivers license and valid auto insurance along with a good driving record.
  • Complete within specified time period the trainings as required by agency and service model.

To be considered for this position along with your application you must complete the following online assessment: http://ESUCP.talintelsurveystest.com/main/dsp-pcm

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position Group Home (IDD) Paraprofessional  
Division Residential  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Dallas  
About the Organization Easterseals UCP has been part of the fabric of North Carolina and Virginia for 75 years. We started in counties all over NC and VA filling gaps and addressing the needs of children and adults with disabilities. Our legacy organizations Easterseals NC, United Cerebral Palsy NC, and Easterseals Virginia joined forces as Easterseals UCP to intentionally work side-by-side with more than 20,000 individuals and their families, providing the broad network of services and support they need to achieve better days. Today we are affiliated with both Easterseals, Inc. and United Cerebral Palsy Inc.

Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
 
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
SuperVFlg None Specified 

HoursPerWk None Specified 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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