Elaine is a DSP at Pine Tree Society’s W.T. Twarog Senior Enrichment Center in Auburn. During National Direct Support Professional Recognition week, she was asked what she finds rewarding about her job. She replied:
I love my job as being a DSP for almost 33 years; it has changed me as a person. I am more patient, caring, loving and helpful and don’t sweat the Big stuff. That’s what they have taught me.
I enjoy working with the individuals I support every day to help them achieve their goals and learn new things. I enjoy seeing them laugh and have fun and seeing the smiles on their faces after they have reached a new task or goal or just having fun.
I enjoy making a positive difference every day in our clients’ lives and being able to assist them in their daily goals by providing my full attention and support. Seeing them smile gives me absolute happiness. It is a privilege to work with our clients—they truly do show us a different side in life, which has positively impacted my life. And I want to thank each and every one of you for putting a smile on my face every day no matter what is going on in my life good or bad. Thank you!
We are so grateful to have dedicated DSP’s like Elaine making a difference in the lives of the individuals we serve every day! A huge “thank you” goes out to each and every one of you.