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Direct Support Paraprofessional  

Category Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Services  

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Program Supervisor or designee, the Direct Support Paraprofessional provides respite, residential, personal care, personal assistance, socialization, integration and/or habilitative services to individuals supported by the program. These services exclude those that are considered rehabilitative 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.
  • 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, vocational contract work, pre-vocational activities 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.
  • Assists individuals with daily activities, personal care, home care and maintenance, employment search and maintenance, transportation.
  • Provides direct interventions to build socialization, behavior management skills and daily/community living skills.
  • Communicates with other staff and supervisor on progress, needs, concerns and changes.
  • Attends staff meetings as required.
  • Maintains regular attendance and punctuality, and follows all policies and procedures regarding time off.
  • Follows all ESUCP Policies and Procedures.
  • Demonstrates Easter Seals valued behaviors of Accountability, Commitment and Caring as appropriate to position.
  • Completes required training within prescribed timeframes.
  • Performs related duties as requested.
Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent appropriately accredited by the appropriate state department of education.
  • Two years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred.
  • Have a valid North Carolina driver’s license, good driving record and insurability is required.
  • Must have reliable transportation that will allow movement throughout the program delivery area.
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift Various Shifts  
Position Direct Support Paraprofessional  
Division Individual and Community Supports  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location ICS Thomasville  
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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