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ICS Direct Support Paraprofessional 

Category Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Services  
Description

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.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assists with identifying individual goals.
  • Assists in developing and monitoring outcomes and adjusts as needed.
  • Assists individuals we support with inclusion.
  • Respects the dignity and individuality of each individual and his/her right to confidentiality.
  • Assists individuals we support with daily needs.
  • Ensures that the safety, health, hygiene and nutritional needs of the individuals we support are met.
  • Lifts and transfers individuals we support as needed.
  • Assists individuals at learning and increasing skills in all areas of independence.This includes, but is not limited to: Self-help skills, independent living skills, accessing community resources and pursuit of leisure activities.If an individualized plan exists, this document serves as guide for these supports.
  • Completes required paperwork (may vary by location) accurately and as required by program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor
 
Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position ICS Direct Support Paraprofessional  
Division Individual and Community Supports  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location ICS Oak Ridge  
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.  
SuperVFlg None Specified 

HoursPerWk None Specified 

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