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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February 20, 2017

CJ Taylor

Direct Support Professional
REM North Dakota

“What I enjoy most about working in a direct support role is the wonderful relationships I have built with people supported and my colleagues. I really enjoy spending time with individuals we support and their families over the holidays. I have also joined an advocacy group with one of the men I work with, which has been an enlightening and enriching experience for both of us.”
February 13, 2017

Barbara Van Alst

Direct Support Professional
REM Iowa

“What I enjoy most about working in a direct support role is caring for our individuals. I love it when we take the guys on outings, such as to restaurants and dances, and I enjoy watching them have fun.”

February 6, 2017

Renee Rathjen

Direct Support Professional
REM New Jersey

“I love working with staff and being with clients, going with them on outings, and helping them learn new things. I love taking them to the park or bowling and watching their faces light up with joy. I love taking them anywhere.”

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