ABA / Direct Service Provider – Recreation Program

Our EMPOWER Rec & Wellness program in New Bern has a Full-Time opportunity for a Behavior Specialist to join their team.  The ideal candidate will be energetic and passionate about supporting individuals with ASD or other related disabilities. (Mon-Fri 1p-5:30p) Summer Camp runs (June-Aug 9am-5pm). 

What You’ll Do:

Provide a combination of support services for adults and/or children within in our ABA and Rec & Wellness programs.  Working 1:1 or in group setting to assist at learning and increasing skills in all areas of independence including: self-care, feeding, toileting, dressing and independent living skills.

  • Appropriately manage behavior and guide toward more acceptable social interactions utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
  • Implement positive behavior support plans and model appropriate behavioral interventions. Be able to identify Antecedents and Precursors of challenging behaviors and respond most effectively to handle current situation.
  • Develop specific 1:1 communication system by observing and learning how they behave and communicate.
  • Collaborate with clinical team members including; Supervisor, Parents and other professionals to ensure continuity and quality of care for the individual.
  • Assists with identifying individual goals by discussing behavioral issues, successes, and needs of the participant with the Community Director and or Assistant Director. 

How You’ll Benefit

You’ll earn a competitive salary based on experience and join a growing team making a difference in our community. We offer comprehensive benefits as well as paid training and professional development.

Our benefits include:

  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Health Benefits + an optional Flexible Health Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life Insurance, Disability Insurance and more
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program and Legal services, when needed
  • Lots of Merchant Discounts to improve your purchasing power!

What We’re Looking For:

  • High School Diploma. One year of college preferred.
  • Behavioral background experience within Recreational Therapy, ABA Therapy, RBT Training, Special Education and/or Psychology disciplines.
  • ABA experience is a bonus but not required.
  • Must have a valid, unrestricted, state-appropriate driver’s license and maintain current vehicle insurance. Willing to transport program participants in agency vehicles- e.g. van or mini-bus.

If you’re looking for a rewarding career opportunity where you can make a huge difference in the daily lives of the people you’ll support, then please apply now on our website:  www.eastersealsucp.com

About Easterseals UCP NC & VA

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to helping children, adults and families living with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and mental health challenges live their best possible lives. Each year, we support over 22,000 children, adults, and families with more than 9 million hours of meaningful direct services and life-changing programs in 140 different locations.