Direct Service Provider (DSP) / Van Driver – After-School Program

Our EMPOWER After-School Recreation program has immediate need for a (DSP)Direct Service Provider to work ongoing Part-Time Schedule (Mon-Fri 1:30pm to 5:30pm) and 2-Saturdays a month.  Our Full-Day Summer Camp runs JUNE-AUG (M-F 9am-5pm) which also includes Teacher Work Days & School Holidays. The ideal candidate will be comfortable and able to drive/operate our 15 passenger Van.   Come join our dynamic team and be part of the EMPOWER recreation family.

What You’ll Do:

Under the supervision of the Recreation & Wellness Supervisor, you will provide support to kids (K-8) enrolled in our After School Recreation program.

  • Responsible for supporting individuals at learning and increasing skills in all areas of independence including, self-help skills, independent living skills, accessing community resources, and pursuit of leisure activities.  
  • Participate in all program activities while ensuring safety, health, hygiene, and nutritional needs are met. Lift and transfer individuals as needed.

When Fulfilling the Role of Vehicle Driver:

  • This position will have additional responsibilities as Vehicle Driver of 15 passenger Van.
  • Responsible for transporting children from School to our EMPOWER location Mon-Fri.
  • During Summer Camp, will transport program members and staff on scheduled fieldtrips within the area.
  • Maintain a current list of individuals who are being transported on Transportation Log and document attendance when individuals’ board and exit the vehicle ensuring no person supported is ever left alone or unattended in the vehicle.

How You’ll Benefit:

Being part of our team means we value and encourage your personal growth and development. We offer a competitive hourly rate, flexible schedules, and paid training for completing the required courses below to provide you with key skills to help serve our clients:

  • CPR / First Aid
  • Crisis Intervention Techniques
  • Medication Administration
  • OSHA/Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP)
  • Seizure Management
  • Other training courses relevant to this position and your growth.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED and (21+) to drive/operate passenger van.
  • One year of college or equivalent preferred.
  • Two years of experience working with children or adults with developmental disabilities preferred
  • Must have a valid, unrestricted, state-appropriate driver’s license and maintain current vehicle insurance.

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: 

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.