Integrity, Character, Ability, Responsibility, Excellence (ICARE). All important things at PSRS that deserve recognition. Staff nominate one another for individual examples of great work and then vote for the recipient. And the winners are….
Nicole Valencour has supported a person with severe hoarding behaviors, and who had a bed bug infestation. She jumped in and made sure everything that needed to happen, happened. Nicole managed the individual's concerns with professionalism and support, while also ensuring others received medications and went to appointments while severely understaffed. She committed much of her time to keeping health and safety the number one priority!
Ashley Allen is always respectful and considerate, yet firm in her advocacy for the people she supports. On one occasion, in response to a long standing power outage at a residence, Ashley immediately jumped in and identified a place to stay, packed up everything the two residents would need during their stay away from home, and ensured they were supported to get situated. Ashley made sure they not only participated in what was occurring but also understood why it was necessary. Ashley consistently demonstrates a positive, supportive attitude and approach when she interacts with her clients and co-workers.
Michael Macheho recently took great care of an individual who fractured bones in both of his legs. He ensured his fellow staff know how to properly administer care/ treatment, and were trained properly on medical devices. Michael also makes himself aware of future scheduled appointments for all the people he supports and offers to stay late or come in early to attend them.
Sean Nickerson is always a strong advocate and consistently provides excellent support – he is always willing to help others. Sean was nominated in particular for the exemplary care he provided to an individual who required intensive medical support and monitoring following a surgery.
Abdikani Malak maintains a very positive attitude and shows genuine care for the people he supports. He is invested in their well being, helping to manage finances, teaching healthy eating habits, and communicating well with coworkers. He is open, honest, and always looking for new ways to improve services.