Title/Department: Community Living
# of Years with The Arc NCR: Over 1 year
Nominated by: Lauren Neubauer
Here are the Highlights from Stephanie’s nomination:
Advocating for Supported Individuals
Stephanie takes an active role alongside the people she supports. She is very encouraging and helps remind the people she supports of positive activities that have gone well for them. Stephanie always advocates for their supports and educates them on how to advocate for themselves. Stephanie does encourage those who are learning to functionally communicate to speak for themselves, rather than jump in and speak for them. Her support encourages people to strive for greater independence.
When COVID-19 happened, Stephanie was one of the few staff with a pre-established relationship with someone who needed 1:1 staffing. She filled in and has filled this person’s life with opportunities to shine by taking her out in the community, following her support plan, and letting her live her best life. She continues to lead by example, peer training and coaching other staff to develop positive relationships with the person supported.
Top Three Attributes
- Always follows through!
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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