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Nominations Open for DSP of the Year

Jul 07, 2022


NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUBMITTED A NOMINATION!

People Inc. is accepting nominations for its annual Direct Support Professional (DSP) of the Year Awards!

Award recipients are agency staff members who provide direct support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and demonstrate superior care and consistent dedication. Winners will be selected and announced during DSP Week, September 11-17, 2022. Each winner will receive a $1,000 monetary award. DSP Week is observed nationally and honors these wonderful professionals for the valuable contributions they provide.

The agency is seeking nominations from people we support, parents, guardians, family members, community members and staff. Winners will be chosen through an impartial committee review.

Submit a nomination online. Nominations must be received by Sunday, August 7. For questions, contact Michael Atticus O’Shea at 716.817.7471.

Advocacy Phone Line – Open for Nominations: In an effort to make nominating Direct Support Professionals as easy as possible, we invite people that receive supports to call our Advocacy Phone Line at 716.322.7070 and leave us a message nominating one of our many fantastic employees. Include your name and a number so we can return your call to help assist with the nomination process. You can also email rbanner@people-inc.org and ask for assistance. 

Staff with the following job titles are eligible to be nominated:

 

  • BEHAVIOR GH TEAM LEADER
  • BEHAVIOR GH TEAM LEADER/MEDICAL LIAISON
  • BEHAVIOR TECHNICIAN
  • COMMUNITY BASED BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST TEAM LEADER
  • DEVELOPMENTAL SPECIALIST
  • DIRECT SUPPORT INTERN
  • DSP – AGENCY SUPPORTED
  • DSP – ASSISTANT
  • DSP – COMMUNITY HAB/IN HOME RESPITE
  • DSP – DAY SERVICES
  • DSP – RESIDENTIAL
  • DSP – RESPITE
  • DSP BLENDED
  • EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST
  • LEAD EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST
  • LIFE COACH
  • LPN MEDICAL LIAISON
  • PARENT AIDE
  • PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT MENTOR
  • PROGRAM SUPPORT SPECIALIST
  • RESPITE WORKER
  • SELF DETERMINATION ASSIST
  • TEAM LEADER
  • TEAM LEADER/MEDICAL LIAISON
  • TRAVELING DSP