People Inc. and its affiliates are now accepting nominations for our inaugural Direct Support Professionals (DSP) of the Year Awards! Recipients of these awards are staff members of People Inc., People Inc. Finger Lakes, Rivershore, Inc. or Agapé Parents Fellowship who provide direct support for individuals with developmental disabilities and demonstrate superior care and consistent dedication. Ten winners will be selected and announced during Direct Support Professionals Week 2015, September 13-19, 2015, and each will receive a $1,000 monetary award. Each year, Direct Support Professionals Week is observed nationally and honors these wonderful professionals for the valuable contributions they provide to their communities.
We are seeking nominations from individuals we serve, parents, guardians, family members, coworkers, and the community.
Nomination Rules & Requirements:
To be nominated, staff must meet the following criteria:
Be employed full or part-time by People Inc., People Inc. Finger Lakes, Rivershore, Inc. or Agapé Parents Fellowship for at least six months and in good standing
Spend 85 to 100% of their time in direct support role (cannot be a supervisor).
Hold a position that does not require college hours
Nomination must be received by August 31, 2015