Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, September 8 to 14, 2019
During Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, we thank and celebrate all the Direct Support Professionals in our RHA family, who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people with intellectual, physical and developmental disabilities every day. Direct Support Professional Recognition Weeks is presented by the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) and the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP).
This year, The Council on Quality and Leadership has recognized two RHA Direct Support Professionals who are going above and beyond to support the people they serve in setting and meeting goals and pursuing their dreams. Read excerpts of their stories below and click the links to read the full articles on the CQL website.
Beth Triplett: A Positive Source of Support
Beth Triplett works as a Direct Support Professional for RHA Health Services, a CQL-accredited organization providing a broad range of person-centered, integrated, and high-quality supports to thousands of people in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
Beth has used the Personal Outcomes Measures® as a valuable tool to gain a better understanding of individually defined outcomes and then use that information to help support opportunities for a more meaningful day. Beth has made such a difference in so many lives, one in particular being Tammy.
Carla Garrision Greene never tells the people she supports that they can’t pursue their dreams. Instead, Carla works to empower people to make their dreams come true. Carla is a Direct Support Professional for RHA Health Services, a CQL-accredited organization providing a broad range of person-centered, integrated, and high-quality supports to thousands of people in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
During a Personal Outcome Measures® interview with Mary, a person receiving supports through RHA Health Services, Carla discovered Mary’s passion for the election process. After observing campaign activities and at one point being turned away from a voting site, Mary made clear in her interview that she wanted to vote in local and national elections.
Interested in pursuing a career as a Direct Support Professional with RHA?
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The Council on Quality and Leadership is a leader in working with human service organizations and systems to continuously define, measure, and improve quality of life and quality of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, older adults, and youth. CQL offers accreditation, training, certification, research, and consultation services to agencies. RHA is proud to be a CQL-accredited organization.