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NC AbilityCorps
 
 
 
The AmeriCorps members will support adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities varying from severe and profound to mild/moderate. Most of the individuals served also have physical disabilities and are in specialized wheelchairs or need adaptive equipment to communicate or to support their bodies. These individuals reside at J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center in Morganton, NC and Caswell Developmental Center in Kinston, NC. NC AbilityCorps AmeriCorps members will provide these individuals with direct care, excluding personal care, empower residents to make independent choices in leisure and other activities, assist in planning for outings, interact with local community to develop ways for community volunteers to enhance individuals’ opportunities, and recruit a group or persons to meet the specific needs of the individuals. People with disabilities are often thought about in terms of what they cannot do but we focus on the abilities of the individuals. The extra assistance and interaction is a need that would impact the individual’s quality of life. Both members and residents will benefit from the AmeriCorps program. As a result of our knowledge and guidance the members will have a deeper understanding of working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Members will receive first-hand experiences which will be invaluable as they seek employment opportunities and will provide career job readiness skills. Residents will have more individualized attention, greater opportunities to become independent in choice making, increased leisure activities, and increased community activities. Service hours will be set up to accommodate member educational schedules, allowing the members to gain the educational credentials needed to either enter the workforce directly upon completing their AmeriCorps terms, or continuing academic activities to move into al human service profession.
 
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps members will support adults (individuals) with developmental and intellectual disabilities varying from severe and profound to mild/moderate. Members will provide direct care – assisting with some personal care; assist in leisure activities - empowering individuals to make independent choices; assist in planning for outings selected by staff and individuals; and assist individuals to access the community through volunteer or leisure activities. Members will also interact with the local community to develop ways for community volunteers to enhance individuals’ opportunities; and recruit one group or person to meet the specific needs of the residents. Four members at each facility will be designated as Disaster Response Team members and will be provided training in disaster response.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Uniforms provided and required . 
 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Medicine ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Social Services ,  Disaster Services ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  General Skills ,  Public Health ,  Education ,  First Aid ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Recruitment . 
 
 
This program does not accept the AmeriCorps application. Please see the "To apply" box for contact information.


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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
NC AbilityCorps

Program Start/End Date
08/01/2018  -   07/01/2019

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NORTH CAROLINA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  07/01/2018  To  05/31/2019 

To apply :
Phone  828-433-2870
E-mail  paige.pitts@dhhs.nc.gov

Contact Paige Pitts
300 Enola Rd
Morganton   NC   28655
828-433-2870
paige.pitts@dhhs.nc.gov
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 79215


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