Direct Support Professional, Manchester, NH - March 12, 2016
I enjoy work everyday. I am proud to be a positive role model for the clients and am thankful of the great support from my coworkers and supervisors. I'm always learning from all of the various people I encounter; both staff and clients. Everyday is different in some ways but routine in others. Support and inclusion is always a constant. I enjoy establishing positive rapports with the clients and using these rapports to help guide them to make better decisions for themselves and their independence. The most challenging aspect of the job is to see a client who is unwilling to accept the support around them to help them achieve their goals despite staff's excitement and ambition. This however, makes for a very rewarding experience when they are ready to accept support that has always been encouraging them anyways. I believe most staff in this field are there because they want to be a part of helping someone triumph over their troubles which to me is the most rewarding and enjoyable part of the job.