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Direct Support Paraprofessional 

Category Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Services  

Who We Are:

Our Individual & Community Services (ICS) program enables individuals of any age living with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability to acquire and maintain skills that will allow them to live with greater independence in the community. Individual & Community Services (ICS) strives to help individuals living with (I/DD) to live their best possible life, providing support to the individual as well as their caregivers/guardians and natural support network.

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Program Supervisor or designee, the Direct Support Paraprofessional provides respite, personal care and personal assistance and/or habilitative services to individuals supported by the ICS program. These services exclude those that are considered re-habilitative in nature. We are currently seeking Paraprofessionals to support Candler, NC and surrounding area. Periodic work schedule will consist of evenings and occasional weekends.

    Position Requirements

    What We Need From You:

    • High School diploma or equivalent required for all services provided.
    • Two years’ experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, preferred.
    • Ability to work independently, handle multiple responsibilities and assigning priority to activities.
    • Ability to manage the goals of multiple individuals and families on a timely basis.
    • Must complete and maintain current Easter Seals UCP training curriculum, which includes, but not limited to the following:
      • CPR/First Aid
      • NCI (as appropriate)
      • Medication Administration (as appropriate)
      • OSHA/BBP training
      • Core competencies and other trainings relevant to position as defined by local program guidelines.
    • Must have a valid, unrestricted, state appropriate driver’s license for the State of North Carolina.

    What You Will Receive:

    • Paid Training
    • Flexible work Schedule
    • 403(b) Retirement Plan
    • 529 NC National College Savings Program.
    • Partnerships with BB&T and Coastal Credit union
    • The opportunity to enrich the lives of the people you serve.
    Full-Time/Part-Time PRN  
    Shift Various Shifts  
    Position ICS Paraprofessional  
    Division Individual and Community Supports  
    Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
    Location ICS Candler  
    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, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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