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After School Recreation Paraprofessional - 1:1 

Category Camp/Afterschool  


Together We Achieve Better Days: Easter Seals UCP creates opportunities, promotes individual choice, and changes the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work, and play in their communities. We are Accountable, Committed, and Caring. These three words guide everything we do.

Our EMPOWER After School program in New Bern is seeking energetic applicants who are passionate about working 1:1 with children. We currently have several opportunities for Recreational Paraprofessionals to work one-on-one (1: 1) supporting children with disabilities and/or behavioral issues. Must be able to commit to an on-going Part-Time schedule (Mon-Fri 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm & every 3rd Saturday of the month). If you're looking for a rewarding, challenging position with a sustainable organization then come join our EMPOWER Team


  • Responsible for working 1:1 with a child having special needs and aggressive behaviors (i.e. biting, kicking, hitting, emotional outburst, etc.)
  • Willingness to learn how to appropriately care for and support a child 1:1 with sensitive medical needs. Extensive on-site training provided by ESUCP.
  • Appropriately manage student behavior and guide student toward more acceptable social interactions.
  • Implement positive behavior support plans.
  • Model appropriate behavioral interventions
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written form, especially with parents.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with children and adults.
  • Work with staff in developing data collection systems, and monitor data collection to ensure the success of the child's Individual Service Plan.
  • 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 a guide for these supports.
  • Participates in all program activities with participants.
  • Completes required paperwork (may vary by location) accurately and as required by the program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Maintains a positive and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Assists in daily and weekly clean-ups of facilities and activities areas.
  • Shows and encourages respect for personal property, program equipment, and facilities.
  • Sets an example for others through cleanliness, punctuality, sharing, sportsmanship, and other appropriate behaviors.
  • Fulfills assigned roles in enforcing safety regulations and emergency procedures.
  • Prepares for and actively participates in program orientation.
  • Attends all staff and program meetings.
  • Follows all program rules and regulations.


  • Competitive Industry hourly pay rate
  • 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
Position Requirements


• Minimum of 18 years of age, high school diploma or GED required from a USDOE or CHEA accredited institution.
• One year of college or equivalent preferred.
• Must have 2 years of hands-on experience working one-on-one (1:1) supporting children with special needs and aggressive behaviors.
• Ability to communicate effectively and positively with staff members and participants to provide a safe and healthy environment.
• Demonstrate an understanding, patient, and receptive attitude toward students of varied age groups, and varied disabilities
• Ability to appropriately enforce safety regulations and emergency procedures.
• Physical ability to transfer participants in and out of wheelchairs, push people in wheelchairs, and assist participants with activities of daily living.
• Ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to daily program activities.
• Has an appreciation and respect for the outdoors.
• Exhibits enthusiasm, creativity, and a sense of humor.
• 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 Easterseals 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 training relevant to the position as defined by local program guidelines.
• Must possess a valid, unrestricted, state-appropriate driver’s license and maintain current vehicle insurance.
• Must be able to provide own reliable transportation for use in the program, and/or be willing to transport program participants in agency vehicles- e.g. van or mini-bus.

Must be able to pass a criminal background check

Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift Days  
Position 1:1 Recreational Paraprofessional  
Division Empower  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Empower New Bern  
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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