Our DSP this week is celebrating a work anniversary. On Saturday she will have been working at Living Well for 8 years! Join us in congratulating Elizabeth for eight wonderful years. And let’s be honest, huge congrats to us for having this wonderful human on the team! At Living Well, we have the best of the best staff, and without Elizabeth and others like her, we simply could not fulfil our mission.
Elizabeth is a natural caregiver who is fully invested in being a part of the lives of the people she supports. She believes in treating people as she would like to be treated and considers them family.
Program Manager, Jenny Ackerley, says, “Elizabeth comes to work every day ready to show love to the people at Highview. She has such a kind heart and a strong will to make sure they have a great life here. She has a special relationship with each person she serves, and you can see it in the way she interacts with them.” Elizabeth is kindness personified, and Jenny adds, “She’s so easy to be around that she makes Highview feel welcoming all around.” Here energy is beautiful, and we are grateful for her.
We all win when people like Elizabeth share their gifts. Direct Support Professionals like her bring joy and kindness to the profession and beautifully make careers out of caring. Congrats, Elizabeth—we appreciate you!
Number of years/months with Living Well: 8 years on Saturday
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy speaking with my family daily and traveling around the world to visit with them.
Education: I have a degree in Education
Job Experience/History: I taught in schools while in Africa and then became a caregiver when I arrived in the US.
Favorite part of the job: I love to give the cares to the men we support.
Favorite work story: I just enjoy having to adapt with the people we support. It makes every day interesting.
What is your motivation for coming to work: I am drawn to help, and I have the concern to be here to make sure they are cared for. I love taking care of those that cannot take care of themselves.
What made you apply: I loved caring for people, so my friend told me about Living Well and I jumped at the opportunity to apply.
What made you stay: The guys that live here and that I care for are like family and they need help. That is what encourages me to stay.
What would you tell people interested in joining the team: That you have like minded heart to help those that are in need. Treat them as you would want to be treated.
When not at work what do you like to do for fun: I like to sing gospel songs, go out for walks, and go to church.
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