DSP Week Spotlight: Carrie S. in NC

Carrie S. has been a DSP with RHA for many years.

What do you love most about being a DSP?

“The unique challenges and opportunities as well as the positive impact I make helping each individual achieve their goals of working towards independence makes every day fulfilling and rewarding…this is what I love most about being a DSP.”

What do you think the most important part of your job is?

“The most important part of my job is helping each individual conquer the daily obstacles and challenges they face to live a deep, meaningful, and fulfilling life.”

What would you say to someone who is considering becoming a DSP at RHA?

“This job isn’t for the halfhearted. This is so much more than a job. You will have the opportunity to make a real difference and contribution in the lives of others. This job is so rewarding and filled with so much love and a true purpose of giving back in this world. It’s far from predictable — I enjoy never knowing what each day will hold. If you’re patient, adaptable, understanding, loving, dedicated, and passionate, then come join our team and discover a much more meaningful purpose in life, filled with endless rewarding days.”

Carrie was nominated by Michelle Robertson, IDD Operations Vice President in NC, who said:

“While Carrie goes above and beyond to help out from a coverage perspective, she is also such a strong advocate. Not just about things the people she supports need, but in making sure that they get to have opportunities. She thinks outside of the box and ensures that we have supplies necessary for them to try new things, go places, do things. She is the epitome of what we look for in a staff member and has all the qualities that you don’t necessarily read in the job description, but that make her the perfect person for the role.”