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!
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
OCTOBER'S DSP ...
(Donna White is NOT an elephant but she loves them!)
"I do not think those who know Donna White would argue that
she deserves to be the DSP of the Month!
I would nominate her every month if I could!
She is the sweetest and most caring person to
everyone but most especially to our individuals.
Over the Summer I came to the office on a Saturday
and as I was leaving, I looked over to the respite house and
saw Donna pushing someone in a wheelchair in the parking
wheeled them over to some bushes and was helping them pick
wild flowers (I assume).
Knowing that the individual is very disabled and
could never do that on their own, I thought how often do you
see that happen?
She warms my heart whenever I see her or hear her
individuals ask if she is going to be working at the respite
house when they go there.
How wonderful it would be if we could convince her to
work at DPAO full time!!!
But the Meals on Wheels gang would be lost without
her. She does
more with her petite frame than any muscle man could!
Donna’s demeanor reminds me to chill out and enjoy
life – no point in complaining.
She certainly doesn’t!
I would stick her in my purse and let her out
whenever I need a pick me up!"
~ DPAO Employee
Putting People First
"Don’t know if I deserve the
honor, as getting to know my girls and to share time with
them, has enriched my life immensely! I think I have
gotten the best out of the deal already."