Therapeutic Alternatives, Inc.

Innovations Paraprofessional

Posted Date 2 months ago(3/1/2024 3:01 PM)
Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Direct Care
USD $16.25/Hr.


Make a difference in someone’s life.  Work one on one with a person with I/DD helping them to reach goals developed for individual needs to assist them to become as independent as possible.  You could be working with them in a private home or a location in the community.


Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:  Knowledge of basic principles of I/DD, ability to work with persons who may be different from me in areas of ability, age, economic status, etc.; empathy and understanding of consumer problems and ability to respond to these problems; ability to determine consumer needs; ability to engage with and build a rapport with the person served.


Implement individual habitation plan involving instructing the person supported in daily living skills, socialization, employment, leisure and/or recreational activities.


Document the service provided in progress notes.  The basic data included in these notes will include observations, consumer participation and progress, behavior changes or any pertinent  information relating to the consumer.  All documentation must be completed on the day the service is provided and completed in BLACK INK only.   Use of “white-out” is not acceptable.


Obtain guardian’s initials/signatures when/as required on documentation as verification of hours worked and services provided.


Adhere to company policy that prohibits taking a person supported to a private residence without written approval of administration or leaving consumer unattended in a vehicle or any other public place.


Supervise/assist person supported in general housekeeping activities, meal preparation, grooming, bathing, eating, etc. as applies to the service.


Provide transportation for the person supported to community services/activities when required.


Assist person supported with money management.


Encourage person supported to make decisions on his own, as appropriate, to maximize independent living skills. (May include making and keeping appointments)



Assist with prescribed exercises that have been taught by appropriate professional.


Perform incidental household services that are essential to the person supported care at home.


Monitor progress notes, charts, programming materials. Maintain all required records.


Submit all required documentation by the deadlines specified by the Service Coordinator/Supervisor.


Obtain and keep current all training required by the agency, with a minimum of 12 hours of training each year.  Understand that failure to renew training by date due will result in immediate removal from schedule until training is brought up-to-date.


Be familiar with TA, Inc. policies and procedures including the securing of emergency services and the regulations concerning medication administration.


Attend all mandatory staff meetings and consumer conferences or give advance notice to Community Services Coordinator as to reasons for inability to attend.


Receive on-site supervision by Service Coordinator/Supervisor monthly and as needed.


All paraprofessionals will be supervised by a Qualified Professional in accordance with G.S. NCAC 27 G .0204.


Be familiar with state regulations required to work with assigned person supported.


Work only service-ordered hours unless specifically approved in advance by Administrator.


Assume responsibility for care and maintenance of therapeutic and/or adaptive equipment.


Report changes in person supported condition, family situation, or needs to the appropriate personnel.          


Report any allegation of consumer abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of consumer or facility property, fraud against the consumer or facility and diversion of the consumer's drugs to Service Coordinator/Supervisor to be investigated/substantiated.


Perform other duties as required by circumstances.


  • Must be at least 21 years old 
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be able to read, write, understand, and follow directions.
  • Must have no substantiated findings on the NC Health Care Abuse Registry
  • Must meet SBI and DMV requirements of LME/MCO contracts.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have 3 Full years of driving experience.
  • Must have acceptable level of automobile liability insurance.
  • Experience with persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities preferred but not required.
  • Must be willing to complete all required trainings as assigned.
  • Must have access to a device with internet connection at the time services are rendered.




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