At The MENTOR Network, we believe that our Direct Support Professionals—who help carry out The Network’s mission every day—should be valued, supported and recognized for a job well done. That’s why we’re honoring our direct support workforce and the tremendous difference they make each day in the lives of thousands of individuals we serve.
Each week, we’re recognizing one of our remarkable DSPs. Please take a moment to meet these talented individuals and remember to thank them for their commitment to the individuals we serve.
“I work as a DSP because I enjoy helping people in need. I’ve worked in similar roles throughout out my career, but in this role I am able to support the individuals we serve with their daily living activities and help them live a more self-directed life. Being out in the community doing things they enjoy and seeing the excitement on their faces when they are having fun is such a great moment.”
“I choose to work as a NeuroCognitive Specialist to help others identify and achieve their goals. Through a person-centered approach, I find that I easily build rapport with the folks I support, which allows for a common ground to start communicating and building trust. The greatest thing that I do on behalf of the people we serve is offer patience, positivity, and fully listen to them; from there I can gain an understanding of what steps are needed to start working toward their goals.”
“I choose to work as a DSP because I believe the individuals we serve deserve the best caregivers to support them and they bring a lot of meaning to my life! Out in the community, we enjoy recreational activities in the park and dances, but bowling is my favorite because it brings me so much joy to see them support and encourage each other.”