The MENTOR Network

DSP of the Week

At The MENTOR Network, we believe that our Direct Support Professionals—who help carry out The Network’s mission every day—should be valued, supported and recognized for a job well done. That’s why we’re honoring our direct support workforce and the tremendous difference they make each day in the lives of thousands of individuals we serve.

Each week, we’re recognizing one of our remarkable DSPs. Please take a moment to meet these talented individuals and remember to thank them for their commitment to the individuals we serve.

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January 23, 2017

Kayley Clark

Direct Support Professional
REM Iowa

“I enjoy working as a direct support professional because I get to work hands on with the individuals we serve and get the chance to build quality relationships with them. I love going on outings and spending quality time with each of them outside of the home. One time in particular, another staff and I took an individual we serve out to eat and costume shopping for Halloween. We joked around, visited the pet store (and found out the individual we serve really likes watching lizards). I felt like I was out with my best friends enjoying a night out! I am always so happy watching the individuals smiling and having a good time!”

January 16, 2017

Brittany Bayles

Direct Support Professional
REM New Jersey

“Seeing the individuals we serve progress is such a rewarding feeling. In the past few months I’ve seen some of them accomplish goals they once needed assistance with. The teamwork for this role is also great to be a part of.”

January 9, 2017

Carman Ehret

Direct Support Professional
REM Iowa

“I enjoy gaining experience in the field of human services by working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I enjoy spending time with them and seeing the bright smiles on their faces. I enjoy the confidence that I am creating by helping others and making a difference in their lives. I enjoy taking them sightseeing to various places in the community that they don’t get to see all that often. I also enjoy taking them out to their favorite restaurants in the community and being an advocate for them while in the community.”

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