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Recreation Paraprofessional - Flexible Schedule

Company: Easterseals UCP
Location: Morehead City
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

WHO WE ARE:Together We Achieve Better Days:Easterseals UCP is one of the largest non-profit service providers in North Carolina and Virginia dedicated to helping children, adults and families living with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and mental health challenges live their best possible life. Each year, we support 20,000 families by delivering 9 million hours of direct services and a wide variety of life-changing programs in 140 different locations.We are seeking energetic applicants with a passion for supporting adults in a Recreational environment. Our EMPOWER Recreational Day Program has several opportunities for Paraprofessionals to join their team in Morehead City. Flexible schedules(20-40 hours per week) available within program hours Mon - Fri 7:30a-3:30p.If you are looking for a fun and rewarding position with a sustainable organization, come join our Empower team!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 assisting in identifying, developing, and monitoring individual's goals while making adjustments as needed.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 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.We strive to attract and engage team members with diverse lived experiences. We intentionally seek out and value uniqueness across race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, personality, disability and age.YOU'RE A GREAT MATCH FOR OUR TEAM IF YOU HAVE:Minimum 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 adults with various disabilities.Two years of experience working with adults with developmental disabilities preferred.Physical ability to transfer participants in and out of wheelchairs, push people in wheelchairs, and assist participants with activities of daily living.Work independently while handling multiple responsibilities and prioritizing activities.Ability to manage the goals of multiple individuals and their families on a timely basis.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.Exhibits enthusiasm, creativity, and a sense of humor.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 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/orbe willing to transport program participants in agency vehicles- e.g. van or mini-bus.Must be able to pass a criminal background check

Keywords: Easterseals UCP, Jacksonville , Recreation Paraprofessional - Flexible Schedule, Other , Morehead City, North Carolina

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