Thank you to all of our Direct
Support Professionals (DSP’s) for all that you do! We
recognize all of your hard work and the skills necessary for
you to do your job. DSP's have the most impact on
those individuals we serve!
In an effort to continue this
recognition, we plan on spotlighting a Direct Support
Professional of the Month ... every month!
JANUARY'S DSP ...
(Carole Sutherland is NOT a pit bull but she loves them!)
first started back in July I only had a little bit of
experience working with disabled people. My manager put me
on the 4:30 to midnight shift where I've had the pleasure of
working with Carole Sutherland. Although she is only a part
time employee at Free Standing Respite, I would like to
nominate her to be the DSP of the month for January. She
meets all of the core competencies and much more. She always
puts everyone's needs before her own, consumers and staff.
She had taught me so much in the past couple of months, I
couldn't ask for a better mentor. She is very kind and
passionate about her work. She seems to know how to handle
any situation that is thrown her way. She is constantly
building, maintaining AND improving positive relationships
with consumers and their caregivers as well. She is a role
model not only for consumers but for staff and caregivers as
well, demonstrating and supporting ALL 7 of the competency
goals. I've learned so much from Carole and I really hope
you would consider her for January's DSP of the month. She
deserves it for all of the hard work she does for the
consumers, caregivers, staff and the agency as a whole.
Core Competency: Putting People First
DECEMBER'S DSP ...
December is Jennifer's one
year anniversary at DPAO and in that year she has
exemplified many of the Core Competencies that have made her
stand out! She is a pleasure to be around, always has
a smile on her face, and is willing to help others when
needed. Jennifer is a positive person and she
encourages others to be as well! She has compassion
towards our participants and keeps their interests and
feelings in mind. She treats people with respect and
is full of life. Hard not to have a smile on your face
when you are around her!
Building & Maintaining Positive Relationships
NOVEMBER'S DSP ...
Krista goes above and beyond assuring that her individual’s
personal hygiene and community inclusions needs are being
met. A visit was
made by a staff member while Krista was working with her
individual was freshly bathed and their appearance was
impeccable! This is
clearly a DSP who takes pride in her work and cares for her
individual just as if they were part of her own family!
Supporting Good Health