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Title

Recreation Paraprofessional  

Category Camp/Afterschool  
Description

WHO WE ARE:

Easterseals UCP of North Carolina & Virginia exists to provide meaningful and exceptional services so that children, adults, and families living with disabilities and/or mental health challenges can live, learn, work, and play in their community.  We leverage our extensive clinical expertise across the organization to provide integrated and comprehensive support to the 22,000 clients and families we serve each year. Together we achieve better days.

Our ever-growing EMPOWER program has immediate opportunities for Recreation Paraprofessionals to join their team in Greenville. After-School program hours are Mon-Fri 2p-6p  If you are looking for a FUN, Rewarding, Part-Time position come join our team. The program will accommodate College Students with flexible class schedules.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

  • Assist with identifying individual goals and developing and monitoring outcomes with adjustments made as needed.
  • Assist individuals we support with inclusion.
  • Respect the dignity and individuality of each individual and his/her right to confidentiality.
  • Assist individuals we support with daily needs.
  • Ensure that the safety, health, hygiene, and nutritional needs of the individuals we support are met.
  • Lifts and transfers individuals we support as needed.
  • Assist 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.
  • Participate in all program activities with participants.
  • Complete required paperwork (may vary by location) accurately and as required by the program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Assist 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.
  • Prepare for and actively participate in program orientation.
  • Attend all staff and program meetings.
  • Follows all program rules and regulations.
 
Position Requirements

YOU ARE A GREAT MATCH FOR OUR TEAM:

  • Are minimum of 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED is 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’ 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 is not limited to the following: CPR/First Aid, NCI (as appropriate), Medication Administration (as appropriate), OSHA/BBP training, core competencies, and other pieces of 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.
 
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift Days  
Position Recreation Paraprofessional  
Division Empower  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Empower Greenville  
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 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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