Recognizing an Outstanding Direct Support Professional

Joanne has developed relationships with the two men at the Community Living home where she works. She supports them in learning skills they are interested in to help them be more independent. She models to new employees the importance of their relationship with those you support and providing supports to adults that help move them toward independence, while supporting them in the areas they need. Joanne continuously promotes and demonstrates professionalism.  She does her best to ensure every medication is in place and that the people she supports are living the life they want to live. She is the glue that holds everything together.

Joanne is a leader in the Community Living home she works in. She helps train new team members and makes sure the house feels like a home by decorating for holidays. She assists in the home when there are open shifts and checks in on new hires. She is always helping other employees who are struggling with how to handle situations and offers suggestions. She is a great leader at The Arc NCR!

Joanne was voted the 2022 Most Outstanding Employee for Employee Recognition Week at The Arc NCR!

The Arc NCR needs your support to continue empowering people to live, work and thrive in the community. Unfortunately, only a portion of The Arc NCR’s funding comes from the state and government. Your generous support is critically important to the success of our programs and Direct Support Professionals, such as Joanne. Help us support people with differing abilities in our local community by clicking here to donate.

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