Title/Department: Community Living
# of Years with The Arc NCR: 1 year
Nominated by: Leslie Stusiak-Drew
Here are the Highlights from Michael’s nomination:
Demonstrating The Arc NCR’s Mission
Michael started as a Direct Support Professional in The Arc NCR’s Personal Supports program, however, due to COVID-19 our Personal Supports program has been drastically reduced. There was a sudden and urgent need in our Community Living program, so Michael offered to work in one of the homes to help support people. He was committed to the organization, no matter what program he worked in. Michael jumped right in to working in Community Living and has been a huge help throughout the pandemic.
Michael ended up working in a home where two of the three people living tested positive for COVID-19. He did not hesitate to jump in and continued to provide supports while the gentlemen were under isolation and the home continued to be under quarantine. He worked 12-hour overnight shifts for several days in a row, putting the rest of his life on hold to self-isolate when he was not working. He kept a positive attitude and did what had to be done to keep people we support, team members and the community safe. His energy and compassion are a true asset to our organization, and we cannot thank you him enough.
Top Three Attributes
- Mission oriented
- Hard working
Thank you for making a difference in the lives of those supported by The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region. It is an honor to celebrate your work and commitment to our mission.
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