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Recreation Paraprofessional / Part-Time 

Category Camp/Afterschool  
Description

WHO WE ARE:

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.

We are seeking energetic applicants with a passion for supporting children and adults in an After School Recreational environment. Our EMPOWER After School program has several opportunities for Part-Time Recreational Paraprofessionals to join their team in Ahoskie, NC. The schedule is ongoing Monday-Friday (2:00 pm - 5:30 pm) and 1 Saturday a month.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

  • Responsible for assisting individuals at learning and increasing skills in all areas of independence including, but 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.
  • Responsible for providing assistance with identifying, developing, and monitoring an individual's goals while making adjustments as needed. If you are looking for a fun and rewarding position with a sustainable organization, come join our Empower team!
  • Assists individuals we support with inclusion.
  • Participates in all program activities with participants.
  • 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 in daily and weekly clean-ups of facility and activity 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.
  • Attends all staff and program meetings.
 
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.
  • Enthusiastic interest in working with children and adults with various disabilities; two years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people while demonstrating respect and consideration for staff and participants.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and positively with staff members and participants to provide a safe and healthy environment.
  • 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 trainings 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.
 
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift Days  
Position Recreation Paraprofessional  
Division Empower  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Empower Ahoskie  
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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