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Recreation Paraprofessional / Part-Time 

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.

We are seeking energetic applicants with a passion for supporting children in an After School Recreational environment. Our EMPOWER After School program has an immediate opportunity for a Recreational Paraprofessional to join their team in Elizabeth City, NC. The schedule is ongoing Part-Time (Monday-Friday (1:30 pm - 6:30 pm). If you’re looking for a rewarding, challenging, new role with a sustainable organization, we would love to explore this opportunity with you.  College Students with flexible schedules are welcome to apply.


  • 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.
  • Two years of experience working with children with developmental disabilities preferred.
  • Previous work experience in Early Childcare preferred.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people while demonstrating respect and consideration for staff and participants.
  • Communicate effectively and positively with staff members and participants to provide a safe and healthy environment.
  • 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.
  • Work independently while handling multiple responsibilities and prioritizing activities.
  • Ability to manage the goals of multiple individuals and their 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 training relevant to the position as defined by local program guidelines.
  • Must have a valid, unrestricted, state-appropriate driver’s license and maintain current vehicle insurance.
  • Must 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 -not applicable-  
Position Recreation Paraprofessional  
Division Empower  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Empower Elizabeth City  
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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