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Employee Spotlight: Dana

Dana is the Lead Direct Support Professional (DSP) at Search’s Gross Point home. She has worked for Search for almost 20 years! Her supervisor says: “Dana is an awesome lead, coworker, and friend. She looks after her people as if they are family and genuinely cares and is passionate about the job she does!”

Dana says, “I started this job in 2000 because I came to the country on lottery and I didn’t know anyone here. One of my friends told me about Search!”

The most rewarding part of her job is “Everything! I love working with the ladies at the house. I enjoy the connection I share with them and when they get excited to see me. When things get tough, I think about why I am here. I am here to help the ladies and they bring the most joy.”

Her advice to anyone considering a career as a DSP is: “It’s hard work and you need patience in order to do this career. Patience is #1.”

Outside of work Dana enjoys traveling with her family and walking in nature, especially with her daughter.

Thank you for your many years of service, Dana!

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