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Direct Support Professional Spotlight: Stefania

It’s Direct Support Professional Recognition Week and we’re highlighting a few of our incredible DSPs. Stefania, our lead DSP at our Highland house, is a fantastic, dependable DSP who brings light and love into our Search homes! Since joining Search in 2017, Stefania has become an invaluable member of the team.

At the start of the pandemic, Stefania was one of many DSPs and frontline staff members who stepped up to protect the individuals we serve. She volunteered to be a live-in staff to support residents during the shelter at home order. She spent more than 2 months living and working onsite at one of our homes. Stefania and all of our DSPs who answered the call during this unprecedented time are our heroes!

Her compassion, commitment to excellence, dedication to mission and her outstanding leadership abilities are a tremendous asset to Highland house and the entire Search organization. DSPs like Stefania are the heart and soul of everything we do to help people with disabilities feel, and be, included in their community!

Let’s get to know a little bit more about Stefania!

Q: What are three words to best describe the Search team?

A: Devotion, Teamwork, Trust

Q: What is the most rewarding part of your job? What makes it worthwhile?

A: The individuals’ smiles.

Q: Why do you love coming to work?

A: Because I feel that I have made a contribution to the individual’s lives.

Q: What attracted you to Search?

A: Good people

Q: Favorite movie?

A: Jumanji

Q: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?

A: Niagara Falls

Q: If you could fly anywhere in the world, where would it be?

A: I would fly home.

thank you stefania

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