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Transition to Employment Coach / Recreation Paraprofessional Dual Role 

Category Camp/Afterschool  
Description

WHO WE ARE:

Together We Achieve Better Days - Easterseals 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 Program has a Full-Time opportunity for a Transition to Employment Coach to join their team in New Bern.  This role will also fill in as a Recreation Paraprofessional. The schedule consists of (35hrs Mon-Fri) with occasional weekend and evening hours.  If you are looking for a new and rewarding position then come join our team!

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

The Empower Transition to Employment Coach performs as an integral part of the management team working with High School Students and Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The primary duties are to prepare individuals ages 16 to 26 years old with developmental disabilities for employment. This position will support individuals in job exploration, work-based learning experiences, and workplace readiness training as directed by the Transition Coordinator. This position is supervised by the Transition Coordinator and Program Director.

  • Coaches individuals during Job Club activities, volunteerism, and job shadowing.
  • Accompanies individuals being supported to their community-based site to provide on-the-job training.
  • Analyzes job duties and tasks and completes a thorough job task analysis.
  • Assists individuals in mastering skills and meeting production standards, fading support as appropriate.
  • Assists in performing an individual’s job duties to maintain necessary production as well as model work behavior.
  • Facilitates social interaction with coworkers and provides reinforcement as learning is demonstrated.
  • Supports the Transition Coordinator in the development of activities for the program.
  • Maintains documentation and evaluations as required by the Transition Coordinator and funding body's standards and regulations.
  • Coordinates communication with Empower leadership, parents, and other agencies serving the individuals being supported. This means that documentation must be entered into the electronic medical record system within 24 hours of service delivery.
  • Maintains good work habits regarding attendance, punctuality, appearance, and effective working relationships with co-workers, MCO staff, employers, and individuals being supported.
  • Provides supplemental evaluation, work development, and intensive training activities with individuals being supported according to their service plan and work schedule.
  • Assists with the personal care needs of the individuals being supported such as toileting, dressing, eating, etc. as needed.

Recreation Paraprofessional:

  • The Recreation Paraprofessional provides services and support to individuals attending the EMPOWER After -School Program.  
  • Assists with identifying individual goals.
  • 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.
 
Position Requirements

YOU'RE A GREAT MATCH FOR OUR TEAM IF YOU HAVE:

  • High School diploma or equivalent appropriately accredited by the appropriate state department of education.
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience working with adolescents and adults with IDD diagnosis.
  • Knowledge of the labor market and community services agencies, as well as skills in writing task analysis, systemic job training, counseling, advocacy, and supported employment preferred.
  • Must be comfortable with a fast-paced work environment to meet the program's performance expectations.
  • 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.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift First  
Position Transition Coach  
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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