Summer Camp / Direct Service Provider (DSP)

Looking for a Fun, Rewarding, Summer opportunity?  Come join our EMPOWER Summer Camp program in Jacksonville. The season runs from June – Aug . (flexible schedules Mon-Fri with occasional Eves & Saturdays)  Applicants will be interviewed, selected and start pending background screenings for a fast approaching 2023 season. 


  • Monday-Friday; 8:30am-5:30pm with occasional Saturdays required 

What You’ll Do:

  • 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. 
  • Assist team with identifying, developing, and monitoring individual’s goals while adjusting as needed.
  • Participate in all program activities while ensuring safety, health, hygiene, and nutritional needs are met. Lift and transfer individuals as needed.
  • This position may have additional responsibilities of Vehicle Driver and/or Vehicle Monitor. The Vehicle Monitor is responsible for monitoring individuals supported while being transported to and from Empower Site including planned outings and fieldtrips.

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.

About Easterseals UCP NC & VA

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to providing exceptional disability, behavioral health and addiction treatment services to help our neighbors live their best lives. Our diverse and inclusive 2,600-member team provides more than 10.2 million hours of meaningful support to 40,200 kids, adults and families in 11,000 home, facility and community locations across North Carolina and Virginia.

We believe in a diverse and inclusive culture that leverages unique strengths, perspectives and viewpoints of its workforce can and will advance our just cause, while building a healthy, sustainable organization. That’s why we listen, seek to understand and act to make our organization a safe place for individuals to be their authentic selves.

Applicants of all abilities are encouraged to apply!